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posted on October 04, 2013 12:29

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare public assistance programs are not impacted by the federal shutdown at this time. These include:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamps): Benefit payments were deposited on participant’s EBT cards on October 1 and can be used purchase food throughout the month of October.
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Vouchers for October have been issued and can be spent for food throughout the month of October.
  • Medicaid: Payments to providers are not impacted, so participants can continue receiving necessary medical treatment.
  • Cash Assistance Programs: The Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) and Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) continue uninterrupted for the month of October.
  • Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP): Payments are being made for the month of October with no impact.
  • Child Support Services: Operation will continue with no interruption of services.

Please check back to this website for updates. If the federal shutdown continues into November, DHW will provide updates on possible program impacts.