3SquaresVT in a Snap!


An easier way for older & disabled Vermonters to access 3SquaresVT – a program that helps you put healthy foods on the table.


snap peasWho Is Eligible To Use This Process

You may use this simplified process if EVERYONE applying is:

  1. At least 60 years old or getting disability benefits,
  2. Not earning income from a job or self employment, and
  3. Buying food and making meals together.

If you DON'T meet all the criteria above, you must use the regular process to apply for 3SquaresVT.


Who Is Eligible To Get 3SquaresVT Benefits

  • Your gross household income must be equal to or less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. 
  • You may still qualify if your income is over limit, but we will consider the resources 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.
  • You’ll get it as either cash in the bank or on an EBT card that works like a debit card.
  • You'll get to keep your benefits for three years with no additional paperwork. No annual reviews!


How To Apply

  1. Print Application (202-3SNP) or call 1-800-479-6151 to request a copy.
  2. Complete and sign it.
  3. Submit it by:
    1. using the AHS Document Uploader,
    2. mailing it to the address on the application, or
    3. dropping it off at a district office.

Where To Learn More

  • Call our Benefits Service Center at 1-800-479-6151. We accept all relay calls
  • If you are age 60 or older, you can 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).

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