3SquaresVT


A federal USDA program that helps put healthy foods on your table every day!


vegetablesREAD FIRST: If everyone applying is at least 60 years old or getting disability benefits, you may qualify for 3SquaresVT in a SNAP — an easier way  to access 3SquaresVT benefits.


Who Is Eligible

You may be eligible if:

If your household includes someone age 60+ or with a disability, you may still qualify if your income is over limit. We will, however, consider the resources that you own — with a few exceptions like your home and certain retirement accounts.


If Your Application Is Approved

You’ll get money every month that you can use to buy food at many local stores and farmers markets.

  • If anyone in your household is under 65, your benefits will be added to a Vermont EBT Card.
  • If everyone in your household is 65 or older or receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your benefits will be deposited as cash into your bank account.

How To Apply

You may apply one of three ways:

  1. ONLINE: Use our online application.
  2. BY MAIL: Call 1-800-479-6151 or visit a district office to get a paper application.
  3. IN PERSON: Apply in person at your local district office.

Additional Benefits

If you get 3SquaresVT:

  • You qualify for free employment and training supports through ICAN.
  • Your children may qualify for free meals at school.

Where To Learn More

  • Call 1-800-479-6151.
  • Visit a district office.
  • If you are age 60+, you can also call VT's Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119.

USDA's NonDiscrimination Policy

3SquaresVT and Farm To Family are programs of the U.S Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A).

3SquaresVT in a SNAP Partner Resources

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