Gov. Holcomb eases steps for people to receive aid during coronavirus crisis

first_img (Photo supplied/Holcomb for Governor) Governor Eric Holcomb has announced additional steps the state is taking to help Hoosiers who are impacted by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to reduce the spread of the virus.Under Gov. Holcomb’s direction:All state agencies are evaluating rules and regulations that should be suspended or modified to assist Hoosiers during this public emergency.Hoosiers who need to renew their Medicaid eligibility will get more time to complete the process. No services will be interrupted.Family Social Services Administration (FSSA) has asked federal officials to approve a request to temporarily waive the renewal process for Hoosiers who need SNAP or TANF benefits.Hoosiers on Medicaid will not pay co-pays for COVID-19 testing. More information is here.Hoosiers on Medicaid can get 90-day refills of medication for chronic conditions.State officials are collaborating with the Indiana Department of Education to discuss solutions regarding student assessments and meals for children whose schools have closed. DOE issued this guidance for schools regarding the 20-day waiver of the required 180 instructional days that Gov. Holcomb announced on Thursday.FSSA has given daycares specific guidance to protect children in their care. The latest guidance is here.Community meals for senior citizens are being converted to home meal deliveries. Local partners, such as Area Agencies on Aging, have been given funding flexibility to cover the added costs of delivering meals. Thousands of meals are being served daily.Every community has a child care resource and referral agency to connect parents with local child care options and provide referrals for support. Families can find their local Child Care Resource and Referral by calling 800-299-1627 or by consulting this map. By 95.3 MNC – March 13, 2020 0 223 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Gov. Holcomb eases steps for people to receive aid during coronavirus crisis Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articlePresident declares a national emergency in response to coronavirusNext articleSt. Joseph County creates info hotline for people without medical care providers 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more