Food & Nutrition
Vermont 3SquaresVT
2 min read

In your state, the average household that includes an older adult gets


in SNAP benefits. You could get more or less depending on your income and household size.

This program gives you a special debit card with money on it to help you buy food. The program adds money to your card every month. The amount of money you get may depend on three things:

  • Money you get from your job or a program like Social Security
  • How many people live with you
  • Where you live

You can use the card at most grocery stores, certain senior centers, and some meal delivery services such as Meals on Wheels. 

How do I apply?

To apply, you can fill out the online application. You can also get the application mailed to you by calling the Benefits Service Center at 800-479-6151. Call your State Hotline at 800-287-0589 if you have questions about the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others. 

two women looking at cellphone