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Vermont Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

Program Description

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.

General 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 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

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:

Program Contact Information

In Vermont you get SNAP through the Department of Prevention, Assistance, Transition, and Health Access (PATH). To find out if you are eligible, a PATH worker will review your situation and your resources and income. The worker will also tell you what documents you may need to provide to verify this information.
You may also visit the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger website to get more information:
or call: 1-800-287-0589