In this section, you will find information about State of Vermont and federal benefit programs. You can find help with:
- Appealing state DCF benefits
- DCF overpayments
- Disability benefits
- Heat, energy and water assistance
- Food benefits (3SquaresVT, WIC)
- Health care
- Money / cash benefits (Reach Up)
- Social Security benefits (SSI, SSDI)
- Social Security overpayments
- Unemployment benefits
- Public benefits and the public charge rule for immigration
Child Care Benefits
Vermont’s Child Care Financial Assistance Program helps eligible families with the cost of child care. Payments are made directly to child care providers. For details, visit the Child Care page on the Department for Children and Families website.
Emergency / General Assistance
Emergency / General Assistance helps individuals and families to meet their emergency basic needs. Learn more on the Department of Children and Families website.
Essential Person Program
The Essential Person Program helps you stay in your home by contributing to the cost of having someone live with you to provide essential care. Learn more on the Department of Children and Families website.
If you are a veteran of the U.S. military, Stateside Legal or the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs may be helpful for you. Veterans can get housing help from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program at 1-844-820-3232 (toll-free); the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-424-3838 (toll-free); or Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-666-9844 (toll-free).
More Information on State Benefit Programs
For more information on State of Vermont public benefits, visit the Department for Children and Families’ benefit programs website.