School clothing voucher applications accepted

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting applications July 1 for school clothing vouchers for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools.

Families with school-aged children currently receiving WV WORKS cash assistance, as well as those in foster care, will automatically receive by mid-July 2014 school clothing vouchers for each school-age child in the home.

Families who received school clothing vouchers in 2013 and currently receive Medicaid or SNAP benefits from DHHR should have received an application in the mail in June 2014.

Others may be eligible for school clothing vouchers, but the monthly income for a family of four may not exceed $1,988.

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.

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.