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

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1003, 2021

ATTENTION ALL PERSONS USING THE MISSISSIPPI DEBIT CARD TO ACCESS TANF BENEFITS AND SNAP TRANSPORTATION STIPENDS

March 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Beginning March 11 at 9pm, your card access will transition to a new cardholder website.  The transition will last until 1am on March 12.  During those hours, you will not be able to use your benefits card to make purchases or withdraw money from an ATM.  Additionally, the current website (www.eppicard.com) and customer service line will not be available. After the transition has been completed on March 12, you will need to go to https://www.goprogram.com and set up a new ID and password.  The Customer Service number will also change: 1-855-709-1079.  You do not have to order a new card. [...]

303, 2021

Virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Early Childhood Care & Development

March 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Among topics to be discussed are child care programs and Healthy Families Mississippi  (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Division of Early Childhood Care and Development will be the focus of the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting this Thursday. This will be the sixth in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m., and will include Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, and Chad Allgood, Director of the Division of Early Childhood Care and Development. Participants will be given the [...]

2602, 2021

MDHS Announces additional benefits for March

February 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, households currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be eligible for a supplemental benefit for March 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 [...]

2402, 2021

MDHS virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Aging and Adult Services

February 24th, 2021|Aging and Adult Services, News|

Among topics to be discussed are assistance to state’s most vulnerable population  (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Division of Aging and Adult Services will be the focus of the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting this Thursday. This will be the fifth in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 4 p.m., and will include Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, and Kenyada Blake, Director of the Division of Aging and Adult Services. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask [...]

1802, 2021

MDHS recoups more than $303,000 in misallocated funds in last quarter

February 18th, 2021|News|

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) Benefit Recovery Unit reported more than $303,000 in taxpayer dollars was recouped over the past quarter after previous investigations showed public funds were defrauded or misused.   The funds were recovered from cases involving misuse of SNAP, Child Care Discretionary Funding and TANF subgrant funds broken down by month in the following areas:   BRU Recovery of SNAP BRU Recovery of Child Care BRU Recovery of Subgrants Dec. 2020-$88,078.45 Dec. 2020-$80,100.92 Dec. 2020-$18,413.91 Jan. 2021-$12,150.39 Jan. 2021-$5,683.13 Jan. 2021-$810.57 Feb. 2021-$53,518.77 Feb. 2021-$6,690.09 Feb. 2021-$37,891.59   The Benefit [...]

1002, 2021

MDHS virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Economic Assistance Eligibility

February 10th, 2021|Economic Assistance, News|

Division Director will join Executive Director to discuss assistance and eligibility  (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Division of Economic Assistance Eligibility will be the focus of the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting this Thursday. This will be the fourth in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 11 at 2 p.m., and will include Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, and Sharon Butler, Director of the Division of Economic Assistance Eligibility. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions concerning the [...]

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