Extra 3SquaresVT food benefits in May & June

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Extra 3SquaresVT food benefits in May & June

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 10:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine 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.

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

Waterbury, VT— The Department for Children and Families 5.12.2022