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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 012 : Reach Ahead

Subchapter 001 : Eligibility and Assistance

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 1204)
  • § 1204. Food assistance

    (a)(1) An eligible family shall receive monthly food assistance equal to $50.00 to be applied to the family’s electronic benefit transfer (EBT) food account for the first 12 months after the family has become eligible for Reach Ahead.

    (2) For the 12th through 24th months, the family shall receive a monthly food assistance of $5.00.

    (b) Food assistance may be used only to purchase eligible food items as defined in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program federal rules and shall be disregarded as income for the purposes of determining Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility and the amount of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

    (c) An eligible family shall not be required to assign child support to the Department, and all child support received by the family shall be disregarded as income.

    (d) The 12th through 24th months of assistance shall be funded through savings resulting from caseload reductions in the Reach Up program. If there are insufficient savings from caseload reductions to fund the 12th through 24th months of assistance, the assistance shall be suspended or modified. (Added 2007, No. 30, § 18, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; amended 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 33, eff. May 20, 2014; 2013, No. 198 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. July 1, 2015.)