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Extra 3SquaresVT Food Benefits in May & June

May 12, 2022

The Department for Children and Families announced today that many 3SquaresVT households will continue to receive a higher benefit in May and June. 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.

Maximum Allotments:

  • 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 April 2022                          On 5/14 by EBT, 5/18 by direct deposit, or when check arrives.

In May 2022                          On 6/15 by EBT, 6/17 by direct deposit, or when check arrives.

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