WV Extends Deadline for SNAP Work Requirement

Charleston Gazette-Mail - Food-stamp recipients in nine West Virginia counties have another month to tell to state officials they're either working or in training before they lose those benefits. Read

"Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents" who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance in Berkeley, Cabell, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Monongalia, Morgan and Putnam counties are required to call the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to report work or training intentions by April 30, if they wish to keep their benefits.

The DHHR announced late last year that it would reinstate a federal requirement that SNAP recipients meet a monthly work or training requirement of 20 hours per week or lose benefits. The changes took effect in January.

SNAP recipients who don't comply with the guidelines after three months are kicked out of the program.

With the extension, SNAP recipients now have until April 30 to let a local DHHR know of their intentions to work or train.

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