Eat healthy with a little help from 3SquaresVT!
3SquaresVT is a federal USDA program (formerly food stamps) that can help stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day.
At the national level, it is called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.
Vermonters Age 60 & Over
If you are age 60 or over, click here to go to a page specifically for you!
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible if:
The best way to find out if you are eligible is to apply.
How do I apply?
There are several ways to apply. You can
You may be required to provide some documents before we process your application.
How much can I get?
The benefits you may receive will depend on your household size, income, and expenses.
The average monthly benefit per household is about $235.
How does the monthly payment work?
If anyone in your household is under 65, your monthly benefit will be added to an EBT card called Vermont Express. It can be used to buy food at many stores and farmers' markets much like you'd use a bankcard or credit card. Click here to get more information about how the card works and where you can use it.
If everyone in your household is 65 or older or receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your benefits will be deposited as cash directly into your bank account.
Using 3SquaresVT to buy food is easy and convenient.
Additional Benefit For Families with School-Age Children
If you are eligible for a monthly benefit, have a school-age child, AND your child's school participates in a federal meals program, we will notify the school that your child qualifies for free meals, unless you ask us not to. You won't have to fill out the school's meal application form.
Other Benefit Programs
Other Food Help