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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
(100% of FPL)

1 $1,986 $1,074
2 $2,686 $1,452
3 $3,386 $1,830
4 $4,086 $2,209
5 $4,786 $2,587
6 $5,486 $2,965
7 $6,186 $3,344
8 $6,886 $3,722
9 $7,586 $4,101
10 $8,286 $4,480
Each additional
member add
$700 $379
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