West Virginia stockpiled $110 million in welfare funds despite pandemic, soaring hunger numbers
By Amelia Ferrell Knisely
There are also concerns that declining TANF numbers are due to program barriers — not an indication of fewer families in need of help.
“When you have a state like West Virginia where the child poverty rate is high, you have to wonder why West Virginia isn’t spending those dollars — especially during the pandemic,” said Ashley Burnside, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy, a national advocacy nonprofit for low-income Americans.
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