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NEWS RELEASE:
 
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia disaster aid recipients should not worry that their Social Security or disability benefits would be impacted by disaster grants, or that FEMA grants would cause additional taxes, or reduce any other income-based program.
 
This is the official word from the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
 
Here is a common question about FEMA grants and other benefit programs:
 
Question: Will receiving a FEMA grant result in my income being increased or affect my Medicaid, welfare assistance, food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families?
 
Answer: FEMA grants are not counted as income for any income-based benefit programs funded by the U.S. government.
 
Registering takes about 20 minutes and can be done on the Internet, DisasterAssistance.gov, or by telephone at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with hearing or speech disabilities can call TTY800-462-7585.
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