Reach First helps families overcome temporary, short-term financial crises and avoid the need for ongoing assistance.
You may choose to participate in Reach First, if you:
Who is eligible?
Eligibility for Reach First is the same as for Vermont’s Reach Up program with one exception: income from child support (after a disregard of the first $50 received in a month) is counted as unearned income to determine eligibility and potential benefits.
What assistance is provided?
Reach First provides case management, financial help, and support services. A cash benefit may be provided in a lump sum or in payments, based on a family’s needs.
How do I apply?
Where can I get more information?
Call our Benefits Service Center at 1-800-479-6151 or visit a District Office.