Policy and Plans


State Plans

For more information about SNAP, TANF, Refugee, and Child Care and Development Fund State Plans, click here.​

​Income Maintenance Manual​​

​​​The primary purpose of the Income Maintenance Manual (IMM) is to document and communicate the West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) policies and procedures related to determining initial and ongoing eligibility for the DoHS’s Income Maintenance and Emergency and Special Assistance programs. The IMM is used by DoHS staff and the public. DoHS makes every attempt to ensure that the information contained in the IMM is accurate as of the date of issuance. Compliance with all applicable West Virginia state laws, regulations, and administrative guidelines, as well as applicable federal laws and regulations, is required. Specifically, readers must consider the content in this manual, along with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, when determining actions or interpreting guidelines. 

Click here for more information about the IMM and programs covered by it, and to view or download the most recently updated West Virginia Income Maintenance Manual.

Child Care Policy

To read about and download child care policy documents, click here​ of visit the Bureau for Family Assistance Division of Early Care and Education website​.