Tag: DHHR

Medicaid Can Help with Paying Insurance Premiums

Are you eligible for Medicaid? And….. Is a member of you immediate family currently employed at a business offering group health insurance? If you answered yes to BOTH of these questions you may be eligible for the WV Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP), The HIPP Program helps Medicaid eligible individuals who can not afford…
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Children in Poverty a Priority to WV Legislature?

On February 13, the first day of the 2013 Legislative Session, Resolution 6 was adopted creating a Select Committee on Children and Poverty and the Governor announced there would be no cuts to child care funding. We are interested to see how many if any parents of children in poverty will be appointed to this…
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TANF Waivers: Might Be a Good Thing

There has been much discussion lately about TANF Waivers and the idea that these Waivers will gut the current Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.  This is wrong; these Waivers will provide states the opportunity to tailor their programs to fit the needs of the people of their state.  This might be a good…
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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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