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2805, 2021

MDHS announces additional benefits for June

May 28th, 2021|Economic Assistance, News|

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

705, 2021

SNAP/TANF Household Reporting Requirements

May 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Households must report changes within ten (10) days of the change becoming known to the household.   These changes include: Changes in household composition (addition or loss of a household member) TANF households must report within five (5) days if one or both of the following changes occur: the head of household moves out of state, or when it becomes clear that a child will be out of the household for more than 30 days. Changes in residence and resulting shelter costs Changes in the legal obligation to pay child support A change of more than $100 in the amount [...]

705, 2021

Gov. Reeves proclaims May Older Americans Month in Mississippi

May 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

(Jackson, Miss.) – Governor Tate Reeves today signed a proclamation naming May as Older Americans Month in Mississippi. Joining him for the signing was Mississippi Department of Human Services Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, and Kenyada Blake-Washington, Director of the MDHS Division of Aging and Adult Services. In the proclamation the governor states, “I, Tate Reeves, Governor of the State of Mississippi, do hereby proclaim May 2021 to be Older Americans Month. I urge every resident to recognize older adults and the people who support them as essential contributors to the strength of our state.” According to [...]

605, 2021

SNAP Replacement Benefits

May 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 office within ten [...]

3004, 2021

Historic TANF increase delivered to Mississippi TANF recipients beginning today

April 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

SB 2791 approved first TANF increase in 21 years (Jackson, Miss.) – Mississippians receiving benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program will see their benefits increase by $90 beginning today, three months ahead of the originally published timeline of July 2021. On May 1, families of three will see their benefits increase from the current level of $170 per month to $260 per month.   In addition, retroactive TANF payments will be issued for the month of April 2021.  On April 30, payments will be issued to make up the difference between the TANF benefit [...]

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