The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) inadvertently mailed out approximately 80,000 school clothing allowance vouchers with an incorrect expiration date of Oct. 31, 2015, instead of Oct. 31, 2016. Participating stores will accept the misprinted vouchers with the incorrect expiration date.
The misprinted vouchers most likely were sent to families who received school clothing allowance vouchers in 2015 and currently receive Medicaid or SNAP benefits. Additional families with school-aged children currently receiving WV WORKS cash assistance, as well as those providing foster care, may have received the erroneous vouchers. Vouchers printed after July 1, have the correct expiration date.
Eligible children will receive a $200 school clothing allowance 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, 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.