EBT restrictions (West Virginia)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Resources of West Virginia.


From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act, I hereby request the following records:

–Specific foods, products, or services that cannot be purchased using EBT cards
–Types of establishments that do not accept EBT cards (for example, jewelry stores, firearms dealers, etc.)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Arkansas, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Vanessa Nason

From: Department of Health and Human Resources

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Hoppe, Jacquelyn P

Ms. Nason,

Attached is a copy of the original document which was mailed to the address you provided. If you have further questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Jacquelyn Hoppe

Jacquelyn P. Hoppe
Director - Office of EBT
1 Davis Square, Suite 402
Charleston, West Virginia 25301