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Medicaid expansion sees small increase

...in work, but it wasn't to the degree that it was unmanageable," said Sean O'Brien, the head of the Division of Public Assistance.According to figures supplied Wednesday by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 252 Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-03/medicaid-expansion-sees-small-increase
State
State to enforce federal work requirements for food stamps

...limited to three months of food stamps in a 36-month period unless they meet certain criteria, according to a Division of Public Assistance letter sent to beneficiaries in June.They must work an average of 20 hours a week, participate in an approved...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-06/state-enforce-federal-work-requirements
State
CCS' new director faces fiscal challenges

...recently served as Chief of Policy and Program Development with the Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Assistance, was selected to lead the organization in May. The social services nonprofit, like others of its nature...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-07/ccs-new-director-faces-fiscal-challenge
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Medi-jammed

...out of time frame," meaning they've been waiting to be processed for more than 30 days, said acting Division of Public Assistance Director Ron Kreher.Some Medicaid applications submitted by low-income residents waiting for coverage through...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/medi-jammed
State | AK legislature
CCS hires new executive director

...Department of Health & Social Services since 2007, most recently as chief of policy and program development at the Division of Public Assistance. She has broad knowledge of state and federal social service programs and how to navigate often-complex...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-29/ccs-hires-new-executive-director
Art
Alaska leads nation with welfare recipients

Alaska has the highest number of families on public assistance in the nation, and the state's rate is more than twice the national average of 2.9 percent, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-04/alaska-leads-nation-welfare-recipients
State
Juneau woman indicted for welfare fraud

...2012 through October 2013, according to the indictment.Chief Fraud Investigator for the state of Alaska Division of Public Assistance Christopher Lauer said Knight is alleged to have stolen about $8,560 in benefits by falsifying information...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-29/juneau-woman-indicted-welfare-fraud
Local
Alaska leads nation in welfare recipients

ANCHORAGE - Alaska has the highest number of families on public assistance in the nation, and the state's rate is more than twice the national average of 2.9 percent, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/alaska-leads-nation-welfare-recipients
State
Check for $1 is too little, too late

Robert Stevanus laughed when he first saw it - a check for $1 bearing Gov. Sean Parnell's signature. The disabled veteran said he was confused at having received a check for so little, so late.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/check-1-too-little-too-late
Local
Weekend healthcare event to focus on veterans

...available to them.Hoffman-DeVoe said 13 VA and local service agencies will be in attendance, including the Division of Public Assistance, the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Front Street Clinic, Juneau Alliance for Mental...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-06/weekend-healthcare-event-focus-veterans
Local

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