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Income Guidelines for 3SquaresVT (Oct 2018)

To get 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 income minus allowable deductions.


Household Size

Maximum Gross
Monthly Income
(185% of FPL)

Maximum Net
Monthly Income
(100% of FPL)

1 $1,873 $1,012
2 $2,539 $1,372
3 $3,205 $1,732
4 $3,871 $2,092
5 $4,537 $2,452
6 $5,203 $2,812
7 $5,869 $3,172
8 $6,535 $3,532
9 $7,201 $3,892
10 $7,867 $4,252
Each additional
member add
$666 $360

Allowable Deductions

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