Announcements and News 2020-09-01T16:52:20+00:00

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1404, 2021

MDHS provides essential support for caregivers in Mississippi

April 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Lifespan Respite Program provides assistance and support to those caring for our aging and vulnerable population   (Jackson, Miss.) – In its ongoing efforts to provide for and protect our aging population, the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services is ramping up a program designed to provide assistance to those caring for our most vulnerable population.   Through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), MDHS offers two primary programs to assist caregivers. A caregiver is defined as any individual, regardless of age, providing care for a person 60 years or older; [...]

504, 2021

MDHS partners with MSDH to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound older adults

April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Mobile vaccination event with North Delta AAA will be held in Clarksdale on April 7, 2021 (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services, in partnership with the Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Health Equity will be collaborating with the North Delta Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to provide access COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound older adults and minority populations. The agencies will be piloting the mobile vaccination event with North Delta AAA in Clarksdale, Miss., on Wednesday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take [...]

204, 2021

MDHS Announces additional benefits for April

April 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive Emergency Allotments (supplements) in April 2021. These emergency benefits will be made available on April 6, 2021 for SNAP cases with a paid benefit for April. SNAP households approved for benefits during the month of April will receive the supplemental payment two (2) days after case approval. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that supplementary benefits, in addition to the emergency benefits being issued April 6 in Mississippi, will be made available to SNAP households later this month. Details will be announced as soon as [...]

2403, 2021

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Leflore County

March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

(Jackson, Miss.) – A Greenwood, Miss. resident has been arrested for SNAP fraud following an investigation conducted by the Investigations Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS).   Investigators found that Rhonda Luckett received an over issuance of SNAP benefits in the amount of $28,362.00 due to Luckett failing to correctly report her household composition and household income to MDHS. Luckett failed to report that her children’s father was living in the home and working from January 2015, through October 2019. This was supported by documentation provided by the Mississippi Department of Revenue and the father’s [...]

1103, 2021

MDHS changing EBT card website services

March 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Clients who receive Electronic Benefit Transfer services from the Mississippi Department of Human Services will soon be using a new cardholder website to manage their benefits. During the evening hours of March 11 and early morning hours on March 12 MDHS will be moving from the Eppicard website ([www.eppicard.com]www.eppicard.com) to the new Go Program website ([www.goprogram.com]www.goprogram.com). Clients will not have to order a new card. Their current benefits card will still be active and available for use. This change will affect all clients who use the Mississippi Debit Card, which provides cash funds to Temporary Assistance for Needy [...]

1003, 2021

Virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Workforce Development

March 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Among topics to be discussed are Skills2Work and other employment and training programs   (Jackson, Miss.) –  Anyone interested in learning new skills that could help them get a good job, start a new career, or receive free job training worth hundreds of dollars should tune into the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting this Thursday featuring the Division of Workforce Development and Partnership Management. This will be the seventh in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m., and will include Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, and Kim Smith, Director of the Division of Workforce Development and Partnership Management. Participants will be given the opportunity [...]

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