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State to enforce federal work requirements for food stamps to three months of food stamps in a 36-month period unless they meet certain criteria, according to a Division of Public Assistance letter sent to beneficiaries in June.They must work an average of 20 hours a week, participate in an approved...
Medical administrators look at implications of health care expansion

...state.'" At the state level, the information is evaluated by the Department of Health and Social Services' Division of Public Assistance, DPA, which handles Medicaid enrollment. The enrollment application ultimately ends up on the desk of someone...
Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule for Feb. 23

Monday 8:00 a.m. The House Education Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 30 Constitutional History Curriculum. Testimony will be taken. Tuesday 8:00 a.m.
Prepping for expansion, DHSS works through Medicaid applications

...out of time frame," meaning they've been waiting to be processed for more than 30 days, said acting Division of Public Assistance Director Ron Kreher.Some Medicaid applications submitted by low-income residents waiting for coverage through...
Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule for Feb. 25

...00 p.m.The House Health & Social Services Committee will sponsor a public hearing for a Presentation: Division of Public Assistance - Director Ron Kreher & Other Invited Guests and to discuss HB 59 Marijuana Concentrates. Testimony will be...
Less money for food

...a recipient's meal from $1.50 to $1.40."It's roughly 5 percent," said Director of the Alaska Division of Public Assistance Ron Kreher. His department sent out "heads up" letters to everyone in the state receiving SNAP benefits...
Welfare families face five-year limit

...probably be bumped off welfare. A small portion deserve to be cut off, said Jim Nordlund, director of the Division of Public Assistance. They could work but haven't complied with directives to look for a job, he said. ''They are riding...
Bunco falls into the plan for fun for local players

"Did you bring your ear plugs?" one woman asked as the game was about to begin.
Reforms move people off welfare into workplace

...years. What are recipients doing if they are no longer depending on governmental support? According to the Division of Public Assistance, 65 percent of them are working or participating in work-related activities. To the state and other agencies...
Community Events

...1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The topic will be Medicaide 101. Terry Hamm with the Division of Public Assistance will be the featured speaker. ยท Soldotna -- April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Citizens...


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