The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families have announced that due to the partial government shutdown, February’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be issued early to eligible clients.
The benefits will now be released on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
“It’s important to note that SNAP recipients will not receive SNAP benefits in February,” said Linda Watts, Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Children and Families. “We urge families to budget as necessary for the month of February since this payment will come earlier than usual.”
Despite the partial government shutdown, the DHHR county offices remain open, and all appointments and interviews will continue to follow a regular schedule. The DHHR said they will continue to accept and process SNAP applications, redeterminations and contact forms. The DHHR also said that the SNAP eligibility and verification requirements remain unchanged.