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Economic Services Division (ESD)

ESD administers several benefits that help Vermonters meet their basic needs. Use our online application to apply for 3SquaresVT, Essential Person, Fuel Assistance & Reach Up.

To report benefits fraud, call 1-800-479-6151 toll free during regular business hours. 


Emergency Housing During The Winter: every November, we post procedures for approving emergency housing during cold weather or adverse weather conditions. This winter, due to COVID-19, our program requirements are less strict and not weather dependent. If you are homeless & need housing, call 1-800-479-6151 during regular business hours or dial 2-1-1 after hours and on weekends.