WV DHHR to issue February SNAP payments early on January 20

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginians will not receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program payments in February, but will get an early payment of February's benefits on January 20th, due to the federal government shutdown.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR), Bureau for Children and Families announced Tuesday that it will issue an early release of February's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on Sunday, January 20th, to eligible clients.

The WVDHHR says there will be no SNAP payments made in February, as a result of the partial federal government shutdown.

All WVDHHR says all its county offices will remain open during regular hours, and all appointments and interviews will follow the regular schedule during the partial federal government shutdown.

DHHR will also continue to accept and process SNAP applications, re-determinations, and contact forms.

SNAP eligibility and verification requirements are unchanged.