Income Guidelines for 3SquaresVT (Oct 2017)

To get a monthly payment, your net household income must be less than 100% of the federal poverty level (FPL) based on household size. 

Net household income = gross income minus allowable deductions.


Household Size

Maximum Gross
Monthly Income
(185% of FPL)

Maximum Net
Monthly Income
(100% of FPL)

1 $1,860 $1,005
2 $2,505 $1,354
3 $3,149 $1,702
4 $3,793 $2,050
5 $4,439 $2,399
6 $5,082 $2,747
7 $5,726 $3,095
8 $6,372 $3,444
9 $7,018 $3,793
10 $7,663 $4,142
Each additional
member add
$646 $349

Allowable Deductions

Allowable deductions include:

  • A standard deduction based on household size
  • An earned income deduction (20% of earned income)
  • The cost of child/dependent care
  • Court-ordered child support paid to another household
  • Shelter expenses (up to a maximum amount)
  • Some medical expenses for household members age 60+ or with a disability