The Department for Children and Families announced today that many 3SquaresVT households will continue to receive a higher benefit in September and October. This extra help is part of the federal Coronavirus Relief Bill. It will not permanently change a household’s monthly benefit. It is a temporary increase from the federal government to help those affected by the pandemic.
Households at a zero benefit will not receive a benefit. Everyone else will receive the maximum benefit for their household size.
- 1 person = $250
- 2 people = $459
- 3 people = $658
- 4 people = $835
- 5 people = $992
- 6 people = $1,190
- 7 people = $1,316
- Each additional person = +$188
Households already at the maximum allotment will receive an additional $95. All other households, except for those receiving a zero benefit, will receive at least $95 as their maximum allotment benefit.
3SquaresVT households don’t need to do anything to receive this increased benefit. If eligible, they’ll automatically receive it the same way they receive their benefits now: on an EBT card, through direct deposit, or by check.
If Eligible: Benefit Will Be Available:
In August 2022 On 9/15 by EBT, 9/19 by direct deposit, or when check arrives.
In September 2022 On 10/15 by EBT, 10/19 by direct deposit, or when check arrives.
Learn more about 3SquaresVT at https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT.