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

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2309, 2021

SNAP benefits increase beginning October 1

September 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

(Jackson, Miss.) – Mississippians receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see their benefits increase twenty-one percent (21%) over pre-pandemic benefit levels effective October 1, 2021. SNAP serves over 421,000 individuals in Mississippi each month, providing food assistance to financially eligible households. This increase in SNAP benefits is separate from the additional pandemic supplementary benefits SNAP households are currently receiving of at least $95.  Examples of pre-pandemic SNAP benefit levels: A one-person household that received the maximum amount of $204 in 2020 will receive $250 in 2021.   A four-person household that received the maximum amount [...]

309, 2021

SNAP Replacement Benefits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

September 3rd, 2021|Economic Assistance, SNAP|

SNAP Replacement Benefits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households experiencing a loss of food due to a household disaster may request a replacement of SNAP benefits. If food purchased with SNAP benefits was destroyed due to a disaster, such as a flood, fire, or severe weather, households may receive a replacement of SNAP benefits. Replacement benefits may be provided in the amount of the loss to the household, but no more than the maximum amount of SNAP benefits issued for the month. To request a replacement of SNAP benefits, households must report the disaster to their local MDHS [...]

209, 2021

State and County Resources

September 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

  State and County Resources: The State of Mississippi Individual Assistance Call Center  1-888-574-3583. Out-of-state Louisiana residents can call 1-800-755-5175 to reach Louisiana 211. FEMA Registration info for Louisiana Evacuees Three ways to apply for assistance: Online at Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-200-462-7585 Download FEMA App from the Apple or Google Play stores The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies has a Disability & Disaster Hotline (800-626-4959).   Persons in need of assistance can call 24/7 to leave a message. Crisis Cleanup has opened an incident for Hurricane Ida and the hotline is open (1-844-965-1386). Anyone who needs food assistance can reach out to Feeding the Gulf Coast Homepage [...]

2708, 2021

MDHS Announces Additional Benefits for September

August 27th, 2021|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 September 2021.  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 the month will receive an additional $155, the total maximum [...]

2708, 2021

All’s well that ends with a well—Officials return to Schlater one-year after building well

August 27th, 2021|News|

(Schlater, Miss.)  For over a year, the families that make up the community of Schlater, Mississippi had been without running water after historic flooding in 2019 irreparably damaged the existing well.  On August 27, 2020, after hearing of the residents’ need several local and state officials met in Schlater to break ground on a new water well project financed by grant funds made available by the Mississippi Department of Human Services through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services. One year later, officials are returning to see [...]

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