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3103, 2020

Emergency supplement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program FAQs

March 31st, 2020|

Applicants have to meet the eligibility criteria to receive SNAP benefits. Anyone determined eligible based on normal eligibility criteria such as income, resources, and expenses will be eligible for SNAP and therefore eligible for the emergency supplement. Every household’s circumstances are different. The only way to determine eligibility will be to submit an application, be interviewed and meet the eligibility criteria. To see if you are potentially eligible, go to www.access.ms.gov/Prescreen/Start. Yes, you can apply and eligibility will be determined. Emergency supplements only apply to households who are eligible to receive SNAP benefits. [...]

3003, 2020

MDHS announces emergency supplement benefits for SNAP recipients 

March 30th, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 30, 2020    MDHS announces emergency supplement benefits for SNAP recipients   (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services is making emergency food assistance available to families that have been impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.   In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved issuing emergency supplement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for March and April 2020, once eligibility for SNAP has been determined.  “Our primary commitment is, and always will be, helping Mississippi families when they need it most, especially during this time when so many lives are [...]

2703, 2020

FNS has approved the issuance of emergency supplement benefits for SNAP recipients for March and April 2020.

March 27th, 2020|

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved the issuance of emergency supplement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for March and April 2020. SNAP households will receive an emergency benefit in March and April that, combined with the benefit amount the household is certified to receive, will equal the maximum benefit for the household, based on its size.   March emergency supplements for ongoing SNAP households will be issued March 29.  March 2020 cases approved after March 29 will receive the emergency benefit amount two days after the case is [...]

2003, 2020

County Office lobby closures

March 20th, 2020|

All county offices have had the lobbies closed by the Board of Supervisors until further notice. Services will continue to be provided to clients online or calling the offices directly. Due to higher call volume during this time, please be patient when trying to contact your county office. You may also reach them through email. Find your county's contact information at the bottom of this page.

1803, 2020

MDHS works to continue services during COVID-19 crisis

March 18th, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Contact:  The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Office of Communications Danny Blanton, (601) 359-4612, danny.blanton@mdhs.ms.gov OR Vanessa C. Lowe, (601) 359-4183, vanessa.lowe@mdhs.ms.gov   MDHS works to continue services during COVID-19 crisis (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services is taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety and welfare of employees and clients while still providing the services needed and counted on during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. “Our primary commitment is, and always will be helping Mississippi families when they need it most, especially during this time when so many lives are [...]

1603, 2020

Child Support Offices Closing to Public

March 16th, 2020|

Due to COVID-19 concerns, ALL Mississippi child support offices will be closed to the public immediately. MDHS will continue processing payments as normal. If you have received a notice requesting you to visit the office, to attend court, or if you have other immediate concerns about your case, please contact the customer service center at 1-877-882-4916 or you may submit common requests or inquiries through Gen on the MDHS website at www.mdhs.ms.gov/child-support/.