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3003, 2023

SNAP Replacement Benefit Extension

March 30th, 2023|Disaster, News|

Six Mississippi Counties Receive SNAP Replacement Benefit Extension Holmes and Montgomery counties added to SNAP replacement waiver   The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved a waiver extending the 10-day period for certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in Mississippi to request replacement benefits. The waiver has been granted for certain counties impacted by the March 24 -25, 2023, severe weather.   SNAP households in the following counties who suffered food loss as the result of the tornadoes have until Monday, April 24, 2023 to request replacement benefits: Holmes, Montgomery, Sharkey, Humphreys, Carroll, and Monroe.   SNAP households [...]

602, 2023

MDHS Shares Resources Available for Residents Affected by Recent Severe Weather

February 6th, 2023|News|

MDHS Shares Resources Available for Residents Affected by Recent   Severe Weather on March 24 – 25   SNAP replacement benefits and energy assistance programs available to residents   (Jackson, Miss.) The Mississippi Department of Human Services is sharing resources for households impacted by the recent severe weather in Mississippi.   Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in north Mississippi that experienced food loss due to the recent severe weather may request a replacement of SNAP benefits.   If food purchased with SNAP benefits was destroyed due to a disaster, such as a flood or other severe weather, households may receive a replacement of [...]

2112, 2022

Change in SNAP Cases due to increase in Federal Benefits

December 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|

JANUARY 2023 THERE MAY BE A CHANGE IN YOUR CASE DUE TO INCREASES IN SOME FEDERAL BENEFITS Some Federal Benefits, such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Benefits (VA) or Railroad Retirement, may increase due to a cost-of-living adjustment. If your household income goes up because of this increase, the amount of SNAP benefits and/or TANF your household receives may go down, or your case may even be closed. Households have the right to request a fair hearing and continued benefits based on improper calculation of benefits or misapplication of Federal law. Contact your county Department [...]

1808, 2022

MDHS Engages New Firm to Continue Important Civil Litigation to Recover TANF Funds

August 18th, 2022|News|

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) received approval today from the Mississippi State Personnel Board to proceed with engaging the Jones Walker law firm to move forward with civil litigation filed on behalf of MDHS in May of this year to recover TANF funds from 38 parties named as defendants in the pending lawsuit.   Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch had already approved the proposed contract with Jones Walker.   “This litigation must go forward to accomplish our stated goal of recovering and returning to the taxpayers the millions of dollars in misspent TANF [...]

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