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DHHR offering school clothing vouchers

July 3, 2010
The Inter-Mountain

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Family Assistance is accepting applications for School Clothing Vouchers for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. 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 at participating stores by Oct. 31.

Families who currently receive WV WORKS cash assistance will automatically receive school clothing vouchers for each school-age child in the home during mid July.

Children in West Virginia foster care will also automatically receive school clothing vouchers for each school-age child enrolled in a West Virginia school. In addition, certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients are eligible for automatic issuance of the school clothing voucher. Families who received school clothing vouchers in 2009 and currently receive Medicaid or SNAP benefits from DHHR should have received an application in the mail in June.

Other West Virginia families may be eligible for school clothing vouchers. Certain income guidelines must be met for eligibility. For example, the monthly income for a family of four must not exceed $1,838. Other eligibility guidelines are available from your local DHHR office or online.

Anyone interested in applying for the school clothing voucher may request an application by visiting a local DHHR office, calling 877-716-1212 or applying online at

Verification of income for the month of July must be submitted with the application.

All applications must be received in the local DHHR office by July 31. Applications will not be accepted after this date.



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