DHHR announces special payments for TANF families

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly 5,500 households in West Virginia who receive benefits from the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and are active in WV WORKS will get a special payment from the state in the days ahead.

Bill Crouch

State Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch said payments of $465 will be added to the recipient’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card beginning Thursday.

Crouch said the special payment, the third the state has issued to TANF recipients since the pandemic began, will continue to help meet the needs of the families.

“It will assist residents with the rising costs of healthy food, beverages and household goods,” Crouch said.

The money for the payment is coming from the special TANF Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF).

The DHHR issued the first additional payment to TANF recipients in April 2020 for $500. The second came in late-December 2020 for $400.

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