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

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1012, 2020

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Greene County

December 10th, 2020|News|

(Jackson, Miss.) – A Richton, Miss. resident has been arrested for SNAP fraud following an investigation conducted by the Investigation Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Service (MDHS). Investigators found that Deidre Walley received an over issuance of SNAP benefits in the amount of $29,775.00 due to Walley failing to disclose material facts to MDHS used in making a determination as to her qualification to receive benefits under the federally funded assistance program. Walley turned herself in to Greene County officials this morning. The case was investigated by Aaron Rushing and Ryan Stokes of the MDHS Investigations [...]

912, 2020

Nursing home/assisted living residents to have brighter holiday video chatting with their families

December 9th, 2020|Aging and Adult Services, News|

Residents of all licensed assisted living and nursing homes in the 41 counties of the north half of Mississippi will have a brighter holiday, thanks to opportunities to see and speak with family and friends via video call like Zoom from their care facilities. In an announcement in Pontotoc Wednesday, Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, said that, beginning this week, 400 Chromebooks® will be distributed to care facilities through a $100,000-plus grant to Area on Aging programs. The programs will be administered by planning and development districts in the Northern [...]

412, 2020

SNAP Update

December 4th, 2020|Economic Assistance, SNAP|

THERE MAY BE A CHANGE IN YOUR CASE DUE TO INCREASES IN SOME FEDERAL BENEFITS JANUARY 2021 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 [...]

112, 2020

MDHS issues RFP for Child Support Enforcement Services

December 1st, 2020|Child Support, News|

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Child Support Enforcement Services. MDHS issued the RFP today with responses due by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. MDHS intends to issue an Award Notification on Friday, February 19, 2021. The anticipated contract term would begin on October 1, 2021 and end September 30, 2026. The purpose of the RFP is to solicit written proposals for the hiring of a qualified Respondent or Respondents that can most effectively, and cost efficiently provide Child Support Enforcement (CSE) services for cases [...]

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 [...]

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