School Clothing Vouchers from the State are Still Available

The deadline to apply for the West Virginia school clothing allowance has been extended due to the recent system outage that affected several state agencies. The Department of Health and Human Resources said children who are eligible will receive a $200 benefit apiece to buy school clothing. Families can apply at www.wvpath.org, and applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 12. Local DHHR offices can supply paper applications, which must be postmarked by Aug. 12. Applications were sent by mail in June to families who received the allowance last year and who have Medicaid coverage. Others may be eligible for the allowance based on monthly income limits.