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Income Guidelines for 3SquaresVT (Oct 2020)


To qualify for 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 monthly household income minus allowable deductions.


Household Size

Maximum Gross
Monthly Income
(185% of FPL)

Maximum Net
Monthly Income
(100% of FPL)

1 $1,969 $1,064
2 $2,659 $1,437
3 $3,349 $1,810
4 $4,041 $2,184
5 $4,731 $2,557
6 $5,421 $2,930
7 $6,113 $3,304
8 $6,803 $3,677
9 $7,495 $4,051
10 $8,187 $4,425
Each additional
member add
$692 $374
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