Vermont 3SquaresVT

Updated June 15, 2019

3SquaresVT is the name for Vermont’s food stamp program. It provides monthly benefits to low-income Vermonters to help pay for the cost of food.

3SquaresVT is available for everyone who qualifies, including individuals, families, seniors, and people with disabilities with incomes not exceeding 185% of the federal poverty guideline.

The benefits you may receive will depend on your household size, income, and expenses. In Vermont, families of three may receive up to $355 in monthly benefits.

If you get 3SquaresVT, you may be eligible for Jobs for Independence (JFI) — a free job readiness and training pilot program.

Children whose families get 3SquaresVT, in any amount, automatically get free school meals if their school participates in the federal school breakfast or lunch program.


Application for 3SquaresVT can be made online via myBenefits or in person at your local district office.

To request for paper application, call

After your application is filed, an interview will be arranged, either by phone or in person, to determine your family eligibility.

If eligible, you will receive an EBT Card, called Vermont Express, which can be used to buy eligible food items at participating stores and farmers’ markets.

What If I Need Emergency 3SquaresVT?

If you are in a household with less than $150 in monthly gross income and have less than $100 cash on hand, you may be able to get Expedited 3SquaresVT within 7 days.

If you are a senior, call the Vermont Senior Helpline at