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

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2511, 2020

MDHS Announces additional benefits for December

November 25th, 2020|Economic Assistance, News, SNAP|

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, households currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be eligible for a supplemental benefit for December 2020.  Similar benefits were provided for certified SNAP households for the previous months.  SNAP households that have been certified based on meeting income and resource requirements are eligible to receive the supplement benefits.  These households will receive benefit supplements up to the maximum benefit amount, based on household size.  For example, the maximum benefit for a 2-person household is $355.  A 2-person household authorized to receive $200 for December will receive an additional $155, the total maximum amount [...]

2411, 2020

MDHS Executive Director appointed to State Workforce Investment Board

November 24th, 2020|News|

(Jackson, Miss.) – Governor Tate Reeves has appointed Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services to serve on the State Workforce Investment Board. The appointment is effective immediately and runs through January 2024. The mission of SWIB is to develop and implement a strategy to maximize the state’s education, training, and employment service resources in support of economic development. SWIB has adopted three broad goals to help achieve its mission: Install an accountability system to track system-wide results and funding. Consolidate workforce training efforts and reduce redundancy and administration. Involve businesses in [...]

2011, 2020

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Lowndes County

November 20th, 2020|News, SNAP|

Correction   (Jackson, Miss.) – A Crawford, Miss. resident has been arrested for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud following an investigation conducted by the Investigations Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Service (MDHS). Investigators found that Tiffany Ames received an over issuance of SNAP benefits in the amount of $27,314.00 due to Ames failing to report all her employment income to MDHS. The investigation was initiated due to a Cumulative Outstanding Fraud Claims Listing, which indicated that a SNAP fraud claim had been identified. The Investigations Division is a subset of the MDHS Office of the Inspector [...]

811, 2020

Due to Hurricane Zeta, Mississippi has been granted a waiver extending the time period for households in select counties receiving SNAP benefits to request replacement benefits.  

November 8th, 2020|News|

Due to Hurricane Zeta, Mississippi has been granted a waiver extending the time period for households in select counties receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to request replacement benefits. SNAP households in the following counties may submit requests for benefit replacement due to food loss from Hurricane Zeta until November 30, 2020: Clarke, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jones, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, Stone and Wayne.  For SNAP households in all other counties, benefit replacement requests due to the hurricane will be accepted until November 9, 2020. To request a replacement of SNAP benefits, households must [...]

611, 2020

MDHS holds series of Virtual Child Care Town Hall Meetings during November

November 6th, 2020|News|

Child care providers will be able to voice their feedback and ideas about agency-funded services  (Jackson, Miss.) – Child care is a crucial support system for Mississippi, and the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Early Childhood Care and Development (DECCD) is committed to taking action to support child care programs and the families they serve.   In order to ensure they are providing the best assistance in training, technical assistance, and quality support currently available, DECCD is hosting a series of Virtual Town Hall meetings throughout November. There will be a total of six sessions, three [...]

2910, 2020

MDHS provides essential support for caregivers in Mississippi

October 29th, 2020|Aging and Adult Services, Seniors|

Programs provide assistance and support to those caring for our aging and vulnerable population (Jackson, Miss.) – November is National Caregiver Month, but caregivers of dependent persons receive assistance from the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) each month of the year. 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; or a grandparent or other relative caregiver, 60 years or older, caring for a child 18 years or younger. “Caregiving [...]

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