3SquaresVT Puts Food on the Table
High living costs can make it hard for many seniors to put good food on the table, but 3SquaresVT can help. Older Vermonters who take part are not taking money away from others in need; there is enough for everyone who qualifies, and spending benefits adds money to our economy to support local grocers and farmers. Elders with gross incomes below 185% of federal poverty levels do not have a resource limit, so savings don’t count. The 185% income limit is $1,723 for a single person or $2,268 for a couple. If your income is over these numbers, you could still be eligible. If so, you do have a resource limit, but your house, car and retirement savings do not count as resources. Your 3SquaresVT benefit will not count as income either, so your eligibility for other programs like Medicare will not be at risk. Many Vermonters are facing challenges right now. Everyone needs access to healthy food, and 3SquaresVT is here to help. 1 in 6 Vermonters take part, including thousands of senior citizens. As an elder, you’ve worked hard all your life and you have earned the help you can get now. For more information or an application, visit vermontfoodhelp.com or call the Vermont Senior HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119. For more information or an application, visit vermontfoodhelp.com or call the Vermont Senior HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119.