SNAP recipients mailed qualification letters
09/18/2013 - The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced nearly 118,000 auto-enrollment letters have been mailed to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and parents of children covered by Medicaid notifying them that they may automatically qualify for Medicaid coverage.
The recipients of the letters received a simple form asking if they wish to auto-enroll in Medicaid coverage. A response from the recipients is requested by Sept. 27, 2013 to their local DHHR office. Applicants will be notified on eligibility by late December 2013.
“This approach is a quick and easy way to register for Medicaid,” Bowling said. “These are people we already are serving and it makes sense to reach out and offer a hassle-free application to Medicaid.”