3SquaresVT

                           

Quick Facts

Location
Vermont
Administering Program Name
Department for Children and Families

Eligibility Information

In December 2020, Congress passed legislation that temporarily changes SNAP eligibility requirements for college students. College students enrolled at least half-time and who meet income and eligibility requirements can now qualify for SNAP. If you think you might qualify for SNAP, call the Vermont Food Bank at (855) 855-6181 or text VFBSNAP to 85511 to learn more.

How Do I Apply?

You don’t need to go to an office! You can apply online through the Department of Children and Families and receive your EBT card in the mail.

After you turn in your application, you will need to complete an interview. This can be done over the phone or in person. When your application is received, a worker will call you to complete your interview. If they do not reach you, they will mail you a letter telling you to call for an interview. You only have five days to complete this interview, so call as soon as you can.

During the interview, a worker will go over your application with you and may ask you to send or bring in papers to prove things like where you live or how much money you make. You may be able to find out the day you interview if you can get 3SquaresVT benefits or it may take longer if the worker needs more information. If you do not have the information your worker needs when you meet, you will have time to get it, but it may take longer for you to get 3SquaresVT benefits.

Where/How to Use

  • You can use 3SquaresVT anywhere EBT and 3SquaresVT benefits are accepted including many grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers’ markets, and co-ops. Benefits can be used in any state. However, they cannot be used to purchase a meal plan on campus or to purchase hot prepared foods.
  • Benefits can be used online at Amazon and Walmart. Recipients seeking to order from Walmart should check with their local stores about online 3SquaresVT availability. Benefits cannot be used to pay for delivery or service fees. Be sure to confirm an online store delivers to your home address before ordering.
  • You can use your EBT Card to purchase food at any grocery store or farmers market that accepts SNAP. Use the map on the FreshEBT app to find grocery stores and farmers markets near you.

This page was last updated on February 26, 2021.

Quick Facts

Location
Vermont
Administering Program Name
Department for Children and Families

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