Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are benefits for recipients to purchase food. You use a Vermont Express electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to use your SNAP benefits. You can use a Vermont Express card at most stores that sell food. You use SNAP benefits- in addition to other food money- to buy more and better food.
If you are 65 or older or have a disability, you may be able to get your benefits deposited directly into your bank account. If you do not have a bank account, you can use SNAP benefits on a Vermont Express card like cash.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Vermont and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself).
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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The SNAP application can be found at the following location:
To apply for this program, fill out the application and make an appointment to speak with a representative at your local county office: