CHARLESTON — West Virginia will start taking applications for school clothing vouchers next week.

The program administered by the Department of Health and Human Resources' Division of Family Assistance helped more than 98,000 children enrolled in West Virginia schools last year.

Each child whose family meets income guidelines will receive a $200 voucher for use toward the purchase of school clothing or materials to make clothes. The monthly income for a family of four may not exceed $2,146.

Applications were sent in June to families who obtained vouchers last year and currently receive Medicaid or food stamps. The application deadline is July 31.

Families with school-aged children receiving WV Works cash assistance will automatically receive allowance vouchers by mid-July. Children in foster care will be issued a check.

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