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.
$600 increase in weekly unemployment benefits for up to four months.
To apply for unemployment compensation, click here or call 1-877-214-3330.
Unemployment benefits expanded to included part-time, self-employed, and gig economy workers through December 31, 2020.
Additional 13 weeks of federally-funded benefits.
Update on self-employed federal benefits
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
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
Vermont Health Connect announced a special enrollment period. If you need health insurance, sign up by April 17 by clicking here.
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.
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.