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COVID-19 and Benefits Programs (Food Stamps and WV Works)

Food & cash benefits

Last updated on 02/13/2023 at 2:19 pm

During COVID, changes were made to public benefit programs like food stamps (SNAP) and WV WORKS (TANF, cash welfare assistance) to help people.   Some of these changes are ending in 2023 or will end soon. Please keep checking back for updated information.


I lost my job and my income because of COVID-19. I wasn’t getting SNAP (food stamps) before. Can I apply for food stamps (SNAP) now? How long will it take to get them?

I Lost My Job And My Income Because of COVID-19. I have been getting SNAP (food stamps), but with no income I need more. Can I get an increase in my SNAP (food stamp) benefits?

I have an ABAWD work requirement for my SNAP. Because of the coronavirus emergency I’m not getting hours and I can’t meet the work requirement. Am I going to be cut off?

I am due for a review of my SNAP (food stamps) eligibility soon. Will my food stamps be cut off if I can’t go "in person" to that appointment?

I'm supposed to register with Workforce WV for job services because I get food stamps. I can't get through. What can I do?

I've heard that some people are getting extra SNAP amount because of COVID-19. Is that still happening?

I’m a college student, will I be eligible for SNAP benefits?


I was meeting my work requirements for WV WORKS. But I lost my job due to COVID-19. Will I lose my benefits?