The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families will start accepting school clothing allowance applications on July 1, 2021.

This is for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia Schools.

The DHHR says each child that is eligible while receive a $200 benefit that may be used toward the purchase of appropriate school clothing or piece goods for those who sew clothing for their kids.

The following will automatically receive school clothing allowance benefits for each school-age child in the home by the end of June:

Families with school-age children who currently receive WV WORKS cash assistance.

Parents or guardians of children in foster care.

Children ages 4-18 who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, are enrolled in school and whose household income is under 130% of the Federal Poverty Level.

According to officials with the DHHR, families who received a school clothing allowance in 2020 and currently have Medicaid coverage should receive a school clothing allowance program application by mail in late June.

Others may be eligible, but the monthly income for a family of four cannot exceed $2,839. Verification of income for July must be submitted with the application.

You can apply online here or request a paper application be mailed to them by contacting their local DHHR office or by calling 1-877-716-1212. Applications must be received by July 31, 2021.