West Virginia accepting school clothing voucher applications

July 6, 2021 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is accepting applications for school clothing vouchers.

The benefits are for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. The program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Children and Families.

Each eligible child will receive $200 toward the purchase of appropriate school clothing or piece goods for families who sew clothing for their children. Recipients will receive an electronic benefit transfer card in place of the traditional paper voucher.

Families with school-aged children receiving WV Works cash assistance, those in foster care or receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits automatically receive school clothing allowance vouchers.

Families who received vouchers in 2020 and currently have Medicaid coverage should have received an application in June. Others may also be eligible, but the monthly income for a family of four may not exceed $2,839.

Families may apply online, request a paper application be mailed to them by contacting their local DHHR office, or call 1-877-716-1212. Applications are due by July 31.