Eligibility

Eligibility

Can I join the You First program?

 You can become a You First Member if all of these apply:

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You live in Vermont.

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You’re at least 21 years old.

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You have (or have had) breasts or a cervix, or need preventative breast or cervical cancer screenings.

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You meet our income guidelines. For example, you are eligible with an income of up to $32,200 as an individual and $54,900 as a household of three.

 Income guidelines

To be eligible for You First, your income must be within certain levels, which are updated each year in January. We base the income levels on the number of people who live in your home.

Your income means the total amount of money you and any other adult in your home earned from a job or other sources. We count your income before taxes and other deductions (like health insurance).

If this many people live in your home... You CAN earn UP TO this amount of money in 2021:
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$32,200 per year

This equals:
$2,683 each month
Or $619 each week

2

$43,550 per year

This equals:
$3,629 each month
Or $838 each week

3

$54,900 per year

This equals:
$4,575 each month
Or $1,056 each week

4

$66,250 per year

This equals:
$5,521 each month
Or $1,274 each week

5

$77,600 per year

This equals:
$6,467 each month
Or $1,492 each week

6

$88,950 per year

This equals:
$7,413 each month
Or $1,711 each week

More questions about you first eligibility

If I have health insurance, can I use You First?

If you have Medicaid or other health insurance, you can use You First services as long as you meet the other eligibility requirements. 

Special conditions apply for people with Medicare Part B. For specifics, please contact us.

If I’m a transgender woman or man, can I get cancer screenings?

You First can pay for breast and cervical cancer screenings when it's clinically appropriate and recommended by a health care provider—and when all other You First eligibility requirements are met. 

Talk to your health care provider about the benefits and risks of screening to decide if it’s right for you. We can also speak with you about what services you may be eligible for.  

Don’t have a health care provider? View the Pride Center of Vermont’s list of affirming health care providers. 

For more information and resources, check out the Pride Center of Vermont’s LGBTQ+ Community Guide to Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR YOU FIRST?

To get started, give us your name, phone number and email address below. We’ll contact you to help you apply.

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Or you can download the application now. If you need help filling out the application, give us a call. 

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CONTACT US

For general questions or inquiries, contact us Monday to Friday, 7:45AM to 4:30PM:
Call: 800-508-2222 | TTY/TDD: Dial 711 first
Email: YouFirst@vermont.gov 
Fax: 802-657-4208