School clothing allowance requests to begin


Staff Report



CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting school clothing allowance applications July 1, 2016, for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools.

“Clothing and shoes are important and necessary back-to-school supplies for growing children,” said Nancy Exline, Commissioner of the Bureau for Children and Families. “The school clothing allowance program enables eligible West Virginia children to have access to needed items and begin a new school year with comfort and confidence.”

Families with school-aged children currently receiving WV WORKS cash assistance, as well as those providing foster care, will automatically receive school clothing allowance vouchers for each school-age child in the home by mid-July 2016.

Families who received school clothing allowance vouchers in 2015 and currently receive Medicaid or SNAP benefits from DHHR should have received an application by mail in June 2016. To ensure prompt delivery of the vouchers, mailing address updates should be made to the Customer Services Center at 1-877-716-1212 or online at www.wvinroads.org.

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 October 31, 2016.

Others may be eligible for school clothing vouchers, but the monthly income for a family of four may not exceed $2,025.

To learn more about eligibility guidelines, or to apply, contact your local DHHR office, apply online at www.wvinroads.org or call 1-877-716-1212. Verification of income for the month of July must be submitted with the application.

Applications must be received in the local DHHR office by July 31, 2016.

Staff Report

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