Extra 3SquaresVT benefits announced

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WATERBURY — Many 3SquaresVT households will get a higher benefit in July and August, the Department for Children and Families announced Tuesday. This temporary extra help is part of the federal coronavirus relief bill, and will not permanently change a household's monthly benefit.

Households already getting the maximum 3SquaresVT benefit, or a zero benefit, will not get an increase. Everyone else will get an increase that brings them to the maximum benefit for their household size.

3SquaresVT households don't need to do anything to get the increased benefit. If eligible, they'll automatically get it the same way they get their benefits now: on an EBT card, through direct deposit or by check.

The June benefit will be available on July 16 by EBT, July 19 by direct deposit, or when the check arrives. The August benefit will be available on Aug. 15 by EBT, August 18 by direct deposit, or when the check arrives.

For more information about 3SquaresVT, visit https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT.

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