Good nutrition is a key factor in lifelong health, but many senior citizens are cutting back on their food budgets as expenses rise. To encourage healthy eating, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the 3SquaresVT program to help eligible Vermonters buy nutritious food.
The benefits come on an EBT card that looks like a debit or credit card; there are no “food stamps” anymore. If everyone in the household is 65 or older or gets SSI, then the benefits may be distributed as cash, deposited directly into the family’s bank account.
3SquaresVT is open to individuals and families who qualify based on household income. Anyone who’s over 60 or has a disability may deduct many medical expenses from their income, which can help with qualification.
To get more information, or help applying for 3SquaresVT, call the Vermont Senior HelpLine at 1-800-642-51191-800-642-5119 .
This message is funded in part by the USDA, an equal opportunity provider and employer.