Financial Assistance, Emergency Resources, and Government Funds
for Individuals and Families

One-time Payment and Unemployment 

Individuals - Direct Payments

  • $1,200 one-time direct payment to all eligible adults making $75,000 and under per year.

  • $500 one-time direct payment per child per household.

  • People who receive Social Security benefits but don't file tax return are still eligible.

  • Non-filers or to check your status, click here.

 

Unemployment Insurance

Energy Assistance and Housing

  • Vermont will receive $4.1 million in LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) funds to help low-income households heat and cool their homes.
    To apply for heating assistance, click here or call 1-800-479-6151.

  • Vermont will receive $4.6 million total for housing assistance grants. Apply here.

  • 60 day moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for homeowners with federally backed mortgages, and up to 180 days of forbearance during this crisis. 

  • 120 day moratorium on evictions, and a ban on late charge fees, in properties receiving any federal assistance. 

Healthcare, Insurance Coverage, and
Food Assistance

  • Re-authorization of the Community Health Center programs through November 30, plus an additional $1.3 billion in emergency funding.

    • Permits FQHCs to offer patient care through telemedicine.

  • No out of pocket costs for coronavirus testing and prevention for people with Medicare and private insurance

  • Medicare is required to allow fills and refills of prescription drugs up to a 3-month supply during this emergency.

  • $15.5 billion in additional funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

    • To apply for SNAP benefits (3squaresVT), click here or call 1-800-479-6151.

Emergency Loans

VSECU has partnered with Vermont Community Foundation to offer both members and non-members emergency loans. Click here for details.

VT Economic Services

Vermont Economic Services is waiving in-person contact requirements for benefits programs. Apply online or by phone 1-800-479-6151.

Transportation

Green Mountain Transit is offering fare-free bus service.

Some regular services have been disrupted or canceled;
check their website or download their app.

AgeWell Helpline for Seniors

Meals on Wheels, Grocery shopping, accessing 3SquaresVT benefits, accessing care services,  Medicare counseling, and more. Free and confidential help M-F at 1-800-642-5119.

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