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Department Of Health And Human Resources To Change Family Assistance Eligibility Systems

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Residents in Clay, Hardy, Kanawha, Mercer, Mingo, and Randolph counties that participate in family assistance programs will become part of a pilot program beginning Monday, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources.

Residents who receive benefits from assistance programs will begin the transition to a new system. They will be moving from the RAPIDS system to WV PATH. DHHR programs supported by the new WV PATH include:  Medicaid, West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and other state-operated assistance programs. A statewide transition is slated for spring of 2024. 

The transition will not impact the way residents apply for assistance programs. This switch will allow DHHR to receive a better funding match of 90 percent of federal dollars to 10 percent of state dollars.