Announcements and News 2019-04-18T17:38:23+00:00

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1804, 2019

Office Closures – April 18, 2019

April 18th, 2019|

April 18, 2019 Office Closures All MDHS county offices and State Office closed at 2:00 Close at noon: Marion Walthall Close at 12:30 Oktibbeha Close at 1:00: Attala Jones Pike Close at 1:15 Walthall Close at 1:30: Chickasaw Jackson Montgomery Close at 2:00: Greene Lauderdale Forrest Kemper Close at 2:30: George Pearl River

1302, 2019

March and April SNAP Benefits

February 13th, 2019|

UPDATE **Due to the government shutdown in December and January,  MDHS was forced to issue most of February’s SNAP benefits on January 17, 2019 to ensure that the funding was available.  Because of this unavoidable shift in February’s benefits scheduling, MDHS had to shift the issuance dates for the months of March and April as well to lessen the number of days between SNAP benefits for most of our clients.  This is an unusual circumstance and MDHS has made every effort to ensure that our clients receive their benefits in a timely manner while complying with federal laws.  [...]

2801, 2019

Office Closures and Delays for January 29, 2019

January 28th, 2019|

January 29, 2019 Office Closures and Delayed Openings Due to the inclement weather, these offices will be closed for Tuesday, January 29: Attala Covington Jefferson Lauderdale Smith Delayed until 9:00 AM: Scott Delayed until 10:00 AM: Hinds Jasper Jefferson Davis Jones Kemper Lowndes Neshoba Rankin Simpson State Office Webster Wilkinson Yazoo Delayed until 11:00 AM: Attala Forrest Lamar Leake Delayed until noon: Franklin Montgomery Updates will be posted as they come in. Please be advised that some MDHS offices will be closed or have a delayed opening, except the Oakley [...]

1501, 2019

Early Issuance for SNAP Benefits

January 15th, 2019|

  Federal Office of USDA Food and Nutrition Service Mandates Early Issuance for SNAP Benefits Early issuance of SNAP Benefits for February 2019 will be available by January 20, 2019. For Immediate Release 01/11/2019 Division of Economic Assistance   Jackson, Mississippi – Today, the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Economic Assistance, announced the early issuance of February 2019 SNAP benefits.   Due to the partial government shutdown, February 2019 SNAP benefits will be available by January 20th. These benefits are not an extra payment or bonus and are intended to cover food purchases for February 2019. No [...]

1605, 2018

Stephanie Kitchens

May 16th, 2018|

Stephanie Kitchens Suceess achieved through the TANF work program Stephanie’s story began in the late 1990’s when she became an unwed young mother. She knew she would need some financial help and applied for TANF, Stephanie was approved and began participating in TWP, which was in its early stages at that time. Stephanie worked the program exactly as it was supposed to be done and was able to go to college, get her Bachelor’s and then her Master’s Degree. (Stephanie’s determination and in her own words, her desire to [...]

2303, 2018

Nicole Carthon

March 23rd, 2018|

Nicole Carthon TANF Work Program helps mom get back to work "I’m proud of my story and I'll tell anyone that will listen,” says 47-year-old Army veteran, Nicole Carthon who currently works at the Natchez Win Job Center as a Veteran Representative. Nicole served in the Army from 1989 until 1995 and was deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1991. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Alcorn State University in 2015 and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Workforce Leadership. In 2002 at the age of [...]

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