Vermont Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in Food/Nutrition
December 19, 2018

Overview

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.

Administration

Vermont Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Program Requirements:

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:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,978
2 $29,637
3 $37,296
4 $44,955
5 $52,614
6 $60,273
7 $67,950
8 $75,646

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,696 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

The SNAP application can be found at the following location:
http://dcf.vermont.gov/mybenefits

To apply for this program, fill out the application and make an appointment to speak with a representative at your local county office:
http://dcf.vermont.gov/esd/contact-us/districts

Contact:

1-800-479-6151

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