Category: Public Assistance

WV DHHR Replaces Food Stamps for Families Effected by the Storm

WV Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a notice to all families in West Virginia receiving SNAP (food stamps) that lost food due to the recent storms.  Anyone currently receiving food stamps that lost food can apply for replacement food stamps by filling out a form explaining the value of the food lost and the reason it…
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Kinship Care on the Rise

(See the bottom of this article for resources for Kinship Care Families) According to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families. 19,000 West Virginia children, and more than 2.7 million children nationwide, were cared for by extended family members…
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Apply Online for Free or Reduced School Lunches

You can now apply online at School Meals Online  for free or reduced school lunches for your children attending WV schools.  Applying online is safe and fast and can be done prior to school starting. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and…
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Medicaid Made Simple

Medicaid is a federal health insurance program that helps more than 400,000 low income children, disabled, and elderly people in West Virginia. Medicaid is a very complicated program that is often hard to understand.  The WV Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently released a report entitled Medicaid Made Simple.  The report is written for…
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