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posted on October 01, 2013 01:31

Public assistance programs for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will not be immediately affected by the federal shutdown. Monthly Food Stamp payments were deposited as usual on Tuesday, the first of the month, while vouchers  and clinical services for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will continue throughout the week of September 30.

If a federal shutdown occurs and lasts longer than one week, benefits and services for the Idaho WIC program could be temporarily disrupted. If this happens, DHW will provide information so program participants and partners can make appropriate plans for an interruption of benefits or services.

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