Wyoming SNAP or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) is the state's official program that assists low-income households during financial crisis. A monthly stipend which is made available through an EBT card can be used by eligible families to buy food.
Your home may not be safe if you cannot afford to pay your energy bill and this puts your entire family at risk of contracting serious illness or injury. Wyoming LIHEAP assists low income residents who cannot afford to pay their home energy bills. Wyoming LIHEAP keeps families safe and healthy during extreme weather conditions. The state Department of Community Services & Development administers LIHEAP funds federally. The federal Department of Health and Human Services distributes funds to states annually to assist with energy bills and offset heating and/or cooling energy costs for eligible low-income households. Currently, Wyoming is receiving a share of about $150 million annually which is distributed to contracted community energy service providers.
Wyoming Department of Health is managing the Medicaid program for the low-income families who can't afford their health expenses. Just like any other state, Wyoming has signed up over million people for their Medicaid program this year.
Unemployment Insurance (UI) program in Wyoming is managed by the Department of Workforce Services. The program offers financial assistance for workers who have lost their employment through no fault of their own. Such workers should have worked in the state of Wyoming during past 18 months and meet other eligibility requirements to receive financial benefits. These benefits are only offered for a period of unemployment. If you are unemployed and you meet requirements for UI program, you should apply for benefits at the earliest. You can file your claim via the internet or telephone. You should apply for benefits as long as you become qualified because you will lose benefit if you delay filing initial claim. UI benefits are not retroactive.
Wyoming Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides helps low-income households with free of charge weatherization services. These services are available through local community action agencies operating in each county of the state of Wyoming.