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3SquaresVT Income Guidelines (Oct 2021)


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
(130% of FPL)

1 $2,096 $1,473
2 $2,823 $1,984
3 $3,552 $2,495
4 $4,279 $3,007
5 $5,006 $3,518
6 $5,735 $4,029
7 $6,462 $4,541
8 $7,189 $5,052
9 $7,918 $5,564
10 $8,647 $6,076
For each additional member add $729 $512


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