Who is eligible?

You may be eligible for 3SquaresVT if:

  • Your gross household income is equal to or less than 185% of the federal poverty level (FPL) — regardless of the resources you own.
  • Your gross household income is over 185% of FPL but your household includes someone age 60+ or with a disability. We will consider the resources you own (e.g., bank accounts and vehicles) with some exceptions (e.g., your home and certain retirement accounts).
  • You have children and get the Vermont Earned Income Tax Credit.

How do I apply for 3SquaresVT?

  1. Apply one of three ways:
    1. ONLINE: Click here to go to our online application
    2. BY MAIL: Call 1-800-479-6151 or visit a district office to get a paper application
    3. IN PERSON: Apply in person at your local district office
  2. Participate in an interview. 
    You’ll have to complete an interview — by phone or in person — before we can make a decision about your eligibility. We'll tell you about the interview process after you apply.
  3. Send any additional documents requested. 
    After you submit your application, we may ask you to provide additional documents to verify certain information. Please send copies. Originals may not be returned.


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