Higher 3SquaresVT Food Benefits in April and May

12 April 2021

The Department for Children and Families (DCF) announced today that many 3SquaresVT households will continue to receive a higher benefit in April and May. This extra help is thanks to the federal Coronavirus Relief Bill and Consolidated Appropriations Act. It does not permanently change a household’s monthly benefit. It is a temporary increase to help during the health crisis. 

Households at a zero benefit will not receive a benefit. Everyone else will receive the maximum benefit for their household size.

April & May Maximum Allotments:

  • 1 person = $234
  • 2 people = $430
  • 3 people = $616
  • 4 people = $782
  • 5 people = $929
  • 6 people = $1,114
  • 7 people = $1,232
  • Each additional person = +$176

NEW!  Starting with the May benefit, 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 March 2021           On 4/16 by EBT, 4/19 by direct deposit, or when check arrives

In April 2021              On 5/15 by EBT, 5/18 by direct deposit, or when check arrives

Learn more about 3SquaresVT at https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT.


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