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August 22, 2019

Did you know that Grandparents, and other relatives, providing care for relative children are eligible for WV Works assistance, regardless of income?


Did you know that Grandparents, and other relatives, providing care for relative children are eligible for WV Works assistance, regardless of income?

Requirements:

  • You must be providing care for a minor child, related by blood or marriage, within the 5th degree.
  • You must be able to show relation through birth certificates or other documents. If the relative is related to the child through the child’s father, paternity must be established.
  • The child’s parents cannot be living in your home with the children.

Benefits for the Child(ren):

  • Cash Assistance
     1 child: $288   4 children: $422   7 children: $547 
     2 children: $331   5 children: $462   Max: $559 
     3 children: $374   6 children: $506  
  • School Clothing Voucher
  • Medical Card Support Services – Possible benefits with approval and exhaustion of all other avenues of assistance:
    • Child Care assistance
    • Clothing Assistance
    • WV Works donated vehicle program (based upon limited availability)
    • Vehicle Repair
    • Vehicle Insurance
    • Collateral Payments
      • Higher Education Entrance Exam and Application Fees
      • Tutoring costs
      • Graduation Cap and Gown
      • Extracurricular Activity Fees
      • Other costs associated with the children’s needs

Where to Apply: Your local DHHR.


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