Announcements and News 2019-04-18T17:38:23+00:00

Announcements and News

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2606, 2019

Criminal Justice Reform Act change in SNAP benefits

June 26th, 2019|

Effective July 1, 2019: Persons with a felony drug conviction are no longer banned from receiving SNAP benefits, if otherwise eligible. Convicted drug felons who are currently a part of a SNAP household, will be automatically added to the SNAP benefit. Those households, without other changes, will receive an increase in benefits for the month of July and thereafter. No action is needed on the part of the SNAP households who currently consist of a convicted drug felon. Anyone convicted of a drug felony who is not currently included in a SNAP household, can now apply and receive [...]

1804, 2019

Office Closures – April 18, 2019

April 18th, 2019|

April 18, 2019 Office Closures All MDHS county offices and State Office closed at 2:00 Close at noon: Marion Walthall Close at 12:30 Oktibbeha Close at 1:00: Attala Jones Pike Close at 1:15 Walthall Close at 1:30: Chickasaw Jackson Montgomery Close at 2:00: Greene Lauderdale Forrest Kemper Close at 2:30: George Pearl River

1302, 2019

March and April SNAP Benefits

February 13th, 2019|

UPDATE **Due to the government shutdown in December and January,  MDHS was forced to issue most of February’s SNAP benefits on January 17, 2019 to ensure that the funding was available.  Because of this unavoidable shift in February’s benefits scheduling, MDHS had to shift the issuance dates for the months of March and April as well to lessen the number of days between SNAP benefits for most of our clients.  This is an unusual circumstance and MDHS has made every effort to ensure that our clients receive their benefits in a timely manner while complying with federal laws.  [...]