Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card
EBT cards are a safe and easy way to use the benefits you receive from the Department for Children and Families (e.g., 3SquaresVT, General Assistance, Essential Person Cash Assistance, and Reach Up Cash Assistance).
How it Works
You will get a plastic card called Vermont Express. Each month, your benefits will be automatically added to your account. When you use your card to get cash or buy food, your account balance will decrease accordingly.
Where to Use Your Vermont Express Card
You can use your Vermont Express card at many grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers' markets, co-ops, and ATMs.
Who to Contact if you Need Help
Call 1-800-914-8605 if you have questions, have problems using your card, your cost is lost or stolen, or you forget your PIN and want to change it. The EBT Customer Service Help Line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can also go to http://www.ebtedge.com to get your account balance, transaction history, and other information about your EBT account.
How to use your Vermont Express Card
At Participating Stores
At Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)
For the withdrawal of cash benefits only; 3SquaresVT benefits cannot be accessed through ATMs.
At Participating Farmers' Markets