Benefits

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The West Virginia Supreme Court says a Rhode Island woman whose husband died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a hotel is entitled to West Virginia workers' compensation benefits.

The state Workers' Compensation Board of Review had ruled Louise Moran could not receive the West Virginia benefits because she had earlier been awarded benefits in Rhode Island.

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced it has started drug screening benefits applicants of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

DHHR said in a news release it began screening people who apply for TANF, also known as WV WORKS, early last week.

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A federal judge in West Virginia has approved a $23 million settlement that will provide health care benefits for retired workers at Century Aluminum.

Media outlets report U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver on Monday approved the settlement reached in February, ending a six-year court fight.

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The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a Senate bill that changes the eligibility for unemployment benefits for workers who go on strike.

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City of Piedmont officials have voted to terminate health benefits for city employees.

The Mineral Daily News-Tribune reports that the decision was made at the latest city council meeting and will be effective July 1. The topic of health insurance had been on the agenda for several months.

  A St. Albans woman has been accused of stealing more than $80,000 in Social Security benefits.

Prosecutors say a federal grand jury in Charleston indicted 64-year-old Regina Ancion on one count of theft of government money.