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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources accepting school clothing allowance applications through July 31

Charleston, WV (WVVA) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting school clothing allowance applications on Monday, July 1, 2019, for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools.

Families with school-aged children enrolled in the WV WORKS program will automatically receive school clothing allowance vouchers for each school-age child in the home by mid-July 2019.  Children receiving foster care will be issued a check.

Families who received school clothing allowance vouchers in 2018 and currently receive Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from DHHR should have received an application by mail in June 2019.

Each eligible child will receive a $200 voucher that may be used toward the purchase of appropriate school clothing or piece goods for families who sew clothing for their children. Vouchers must be used by October 31, 2019. Click here for a list of participating stores.

Others may be eligible for school clothing allowance vouchers, but the monthly income for a family of four may not exceed $2,146. Verification of income for the month of July must be submitted with the application.

To learn more about eligibility guidelines or to apply, contact your local DHHR office, apply online at wvinroads.org or call 1-877-716-1212.

Applications must be received in the local DHHR office by July 31, 2019.

Megan Brandl

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