Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS)
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (Summer P-EBT) will be issued to eligible school children on the following dates:P-EBT Summer 2021 for School Children Release Dates By District• October 16,2021 St. Thomas/St. John District• October 17,2021 St.
DHS Employee Charged With Gaming Medicaid System So Illegal Alien, Others Could Get $54,000 In Federal Funds
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Human Services employee was charged with gaming the federal health care system so that an illegal alien and others could access at least $54,000 in Medicaid funds that they weren’t entitled to, authorities said. Everton Garvey of the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services surrendered himself
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), confirmed Thursday night that it closed the Anna’s Hope Head Start Administrative Office in St. Croix and the Knud Hansen Head Start Office in St. Thomas as a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The offices will be
FREDERIKSTED —- The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), confirmed that it is closing the Mars Hill SNAP and Medicaid Offices in St. Croix as a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The building will be closed on both Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20, 2021, while
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, today announced that 499 households were not re-certified for SNAP benefits and were therefore not issued SNAP benefits on July 1, 2021. The Department is working diligently with its federal partners to launch the second
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) Medical Assistance Program (MAP) today announced the launch of a critical messaging program for all Medicaid clients and providers called the “MedicaidNow” Text Messaging system. The MedicaidNow instant messaging system provides real-time alerts and messages and seeks to improve the
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) approved the VI Plan to issue Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) to children of current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households and non-SNAP households. This third round of P-EBT
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Kitts native who walked away from the Eldra Shulterbrandt Residential Care Facility on May 30 has been found safe and sound on St. Thomas, authorities said. Dionne Wrensford, 37, of Anna’s Retreat, was spotted by alert members of the community who contacted police on Friday,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a woman who walked away from a government-run care home in Anna’s Retreat late last month. Dionne Wrensford, 37, of St. Kitts, was reported missing from the Eldra Schulterbrandt Long Term Care Facility on Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) paid tribute to victims of crime with a private memory tree ribbon ceremony today in honor of the 40th Anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which takes place from April 18-24 this year. About 97 ribbons were tied