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Income Guidelines for 3SquaresVT (Oct 2019)


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 $1,926 $1,041
2 $2,609 $1,410
3 $3,290 $1,778
4 $3,971 $2,146
5 $4,653 $2,515
6 $5,334 $2,883
7 $6,015 $3,251
8 $6,697 $3,620
9 $7,380 $3,989
10 $8,063 $4,358
Each additional
member add
$683 $369
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