Category: Public Assistance

Welfare Deform Turns 10

Welfare reform, or deform as us welfare rights activist like to call it, turned 10 years old August 22. 10 years of punishment for the poor.  People who commit serious crimes receive shorter terms of punishment. Since I am a welfare rights activist and a former welfare mother myself, a great many people have been asking…
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Funeral Assistance in WV

The West Virginia Burial Assistance program of DHHR assists with a payment up to $1250 toward the cost of funeral expenses for an indigent adult or child. The program benefits are determined by the burial rate and, when applicable, the amount which exceeds the maximum allowable payment. Family contributions and other third party payments of…
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WV Income Maintenance Manual

If you have a question about WV DHHR policy or want to find out more about programs offered and their rules and regulations. You can search the DHHR’s Income Maintenance Manual. If you have received a letter from DHHR and it refers you to a policy section with some numbers.  This is were you go to find out exactly what policy…
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Talking Points for WV TANF Cuts Crisis

The main reason for the TANF budget crisis is that Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) money has been diverted to other purposes. TANF funding is adequate to cover the costs of the core programs of cash assistance and supports for those seeking employment.  The problem is that TANF money is being spent on other…
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