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West Virginian’s need to submit paper work to maintain SNAP benefits

December 28th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is reminding Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) in 36 counties of a work or educational requirement to continue receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.  This federal requirement, which aligns with House Bill 4001 passed by the West Virginia Legislature in 2018, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020 and  includes Grant,  Hampshire,  Hardy, and  Mineral counties.  In order to maintain SNAP benefit eligibility, recipients in the selected counties, age 18 but not yet 50 years old, who have no dependent children, must either qualify for an exemption or consistently participate in a work or educational activity for a monthly average of 20 hours per week. A participant’s failure to meet the work or educational activity requirements will result in a loss of SNAP benefits

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