Emergency / General Assistance in Vermont

Emergency / General Assistance helps individuals and families with their emergency basic needs such as housing (e.g., mortgage, rent, room rent, temporary housing), fuel & utilities, personal need items, and medical needs.


Who is eligible?

You may be eligible if you have an emergency need and do not have the income or resources to meet that need. The best way to find out if you are eligible is to apply! We will review your situation and let you know if you qualify.


How do I apply?

Please apply in person at your local district office.


How does it work?

Benefits are paid directly to the vendor, with the exception of personal need items, which are paid on an EBT card called Vermont Express.  

Click here if you want to learn more about how the card works and where it can be used.