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  • July 11, 2024 - New Online Change Reporting for Public Assistance Programs

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    Need to report a change for your Division of Public Assistance (DPA) case? 

    Want to skip waiting in line or on hold?

    Report your changes online using our secure form!! We are excited to offer this option for easier, faster service.

    The “smart” form works for all DPA programs and helps you know if you need to report your change for the programs you are signed up for. Just check a box for the programs you need to report the change. Most people know they need to report changes to DPA within 10 days, such as a new address, job, or a change in household members.

    Attach needed proof as you complete the form to avoid a possible delay in processing the change to your benefits.

    Visit our website for more information about the form and changes that require reporting.

  • April 24, 2024 - SNAP Interim Report

  • Did you receive a SNAP Interim Report form (FSP 95) in the mail to complete and return?
    If the answer is yes, you can submit the SNAP Interim Report online instead:
    Apply for SNAP Benefits
    Note: If you do not submit the Interim Report by the deadline, your SNAP benefits will be terminated.


  • April 9, 2024 - Scam Alert!
    SNAP scams are on the rise in Alaska. Protect your benefits by:

    • Changing your card PIN on a regular basis,
    • Never giving out your card or PIN number,
    • Check the credit card machine at check out for skimming machines by gently tugging on the machine before inserting your card.

    If you are a victim of benefit fraud, make a report to your local police department and then contact us. We may be able to replace benefits.

    For more information on SNAP and what to do if you are a victim of SNAP fraud visit our SNAP webpage.

  • March 13, 2024 - Better Than Email: DPA’s New Secure Document Portal
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    The Division of Public Assistance (DPA) now has a portal where you can upload documents directly: The secure document upload portal.

  • February 27, 2024 - Visit the DPA Offices in Kenai and Homer!
    Residents of the Kenai and Homer areas can now receive same day service at their local DPA Office:

  • January 31, 2024 - Pregnant Women Medicaid Changes
    In a significant step toward enhancing maternal healthcare access, the Alaska Department of Health (DOH) is implementing changes to coverage for “Pregnant Women Medicaid.” The income limit is being increased from 200% of the Federal Poverty Level to 225%, and postpartum coverage is being extended from 60 days after pregnancy to 12 months. For more information about the postpartum extension, see our Postpartum Coverage Extension FAQs.

    Medicaid Renewals, Stay Covered. Get ready to renew!

  • February 15, 2023 - Medicaid Renewals
    Alaska will return to the regular pre-pandemic process of Medicaid annual renewals beginning April 1, 2023. When it is your turn for renewal, we will recheck your eligibility to make sure you still qualify for coverage.
  • October 3, 2022 - Language Interpretation Services
    Did you know that DPA offers no-cost language interpretation services for people when they interact with the department? Callers can reach the division’s Virtual Contact Center in their preferred language, by using the numbers provided for commonly spoken languages that are listed on our Foreign Language Support page.

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