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

Announcements and News

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2703, 2020

FNS has approved the issuance of emergency supplement benefits for SNAP recipients for March and April 2020.

March 27th, 2020|

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved the issuance of emergency supplement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for March and April 2020. SNAP households will receive an emergency benefit in March and April that, combined with the benefit amount the household is certified to receive, will equal the maximum benefit for the household, based on its size.   March emergency supplements for ongoing SNAP households will be issued March 29.  March 2020 cases approved after March 29 will receive the emergency benefit amount two days after the case is [...]

2003, 2020

County Office lobby closures

March 20th, 2020|

All county offices have had the lobbies closed by the Board of Supervisors until further notice. Services will continue to be provided to clients online or calling the offices directly. Due to higher call volume during this time, please be patient when trying to contact your county office. You may also reach them through email. Find your county's contact information at the bottom of this page.

1803, 2020

MDHS works to continue services during COVID-19 crisis

March 18th, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Contact:  The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Office of Communications Danny Blanton, (601) 359-4612, danny.blanton@mdhs.ms.gov OR Vanessa C. Lowe, (601) 359-4183, vanessa.lowe@mdhs.ms.gov   MDHS works to continue services during COVID-19 crisis (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services is taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety and welfare of employees and clients while still providing the services needed and counted on during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. “Our primary commitment is, and always will be helping Mississippi families when they need it most, especially during this time when so many lives are [...]

1603, 2020

Child Support Offices Closing to Public

March 16th, 2020|

Due to COVID-19 concerns, ALL Mississippi child support offices will be closed to the public immediately. MDHS will continue processing payments as normal. If you have received a notice requesting you to visit the office, to attend court, or if you have other immediate concerns about your case, please contact the customer service center at 1-877-882-4916 or you may submit common requests or inquiries through Gen on the MDHS website at www.mdhs.ms.gov/child-support/. 

2802, 2020

FNS has extended the period for replacement benefits.

February 28th, 2020|

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved a waiver extending the 10-day period for certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in Mississippi to request replacement benefits. The waiver has been granted due to the severe weather and historic flooding in the State during February 2020. SNAP households in the following counties who suffered food loss as the result of February’s severe weather may request benefit replacements through March 11, 2020: Attala, Carroll, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Greene, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Leake, Leflore, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.

402, 2020

MDHS executive chosen for prestigious leadership class

February 4th, 2020|

(Jackson, Miss.) – MDHS Inspector General/Deputy Executive Director Hadley Gable-Eisenberger, Esq. has been selected as one of forty-eight standout Mississippians to take part in the 2020 Class of MEC’s Leadership Mississippi. Upon completion, Eisenberger will join more than 1,300 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics. Participants work together in a training program that combines individual study, group sessions and project experience in using leadership skills. As Inspector General, Eisenberger serves as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director, providing oversight of the agency’s activities and ensuring the agency operates as good stewards of taxpayer dollars. She, and [...]