Food Stamps (SNAP)
The Vermont Food Stamps (SNAP) - 3SquaresVT is a program that provides supplemental food assistance to low income households and individuals in the state of Vermont. This program is part of an initiative by the US federal government and the state of Vermont to eradicate hunger and promote proper nutrition in the state. Members of the program are given an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card called a Vermont express card through which they can conveniently access the benefits of the program.
The Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance (LI-HEAP) is energy assistance program that helps eligible members meet their fuel and energy cost by providing them with benefits direct at subsidizing their fuel or heat bills. This pays a specified amount to the utility vendors aimed at settling the energy bills of eligible member. Since its inception the program has enabled thousands of Vermont households gain access to energy and heat especially in the cold winter months.
Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) monitors and administers the state Medicare program. There are plans available for the children, foster kids, pregnant women, people with certain disabilities and senior citizens. You can find all the details on the official website by clicking here.
Vermont Department of Labor provides temporary and partial wage replacement for unemployed workers who have lost their job or their work hours have been reduced through no fault of their own. The amount of these benefits is computed based on your wages in the base period. Applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits is easy in Vermont. You can either go online and file establish a claim using an internet browser or file a claim via telephone. Using online system for filing initial and subsequent claims is the preferred way due to efficiency and accessibility. The intuitive application portal makes things really easy even for someone who has never filed an application online. UI benefits are temporary which means workers will only receive benefits for as long as they are unemployed. When they find work, benefits will stop. Claimants have to file claim every week to establish their eligibility for that week. If a claimant finds work and stops claiming benefits as a result but then losses job again, he/she can reopen existing claim by filing weekly benefits again.
The Vermont Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), is an energy efficiency program that aims to help low-income individuals especially the elderly and disabled to reduce their overall energy costs. This program which is implemented by the Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (OEC) helps reduce the cost of energy related utilities by implementing energy efficiency measures in the homes of benefiting households.
The Vermont WIC program is an initiative by the US federal government and the state of Vermont that aims at improving the health of Women, Infants and Children through the provision of free nutritious foods, nutrition education, and other services. This program targets low-income pregnant postpartum and breast feeding women, infants and children below 6 years of age. Since its inception the program has helped to reduce the infant mortality rate by promoting health and nutrition among infants and women.