Applicants have to meet the eligibility criteria to receive SNAP benefits. Anyone determined eligible based on normal eligibility criteria such as income, resources, and expenses will be eligible for SNAP and therefore eligible for the emergency supplement. Every household’s circumstances are different. The only way to determine eligibility will be to submit an [...]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 30, 2020 MDHS announces emergency supplement benefits for SNAP recipients (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services is making emergency food assistance available to families that have been impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved issuing emergency supplement benefits [...]
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. [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Contact: The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Office of Communications Danny Blanton, (601) 359-4612, email@example.com OR Vanessa C. Lowe, (601) 359-4183, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
Thousands of Mississippians won’t have to worry about staying warm this winter, thanks to a program offered by the Mississippi Department of Human Services. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. This important resource provides financial assistance to eligible households [...]
Requests for replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits due to the severe weather on January 10-11, 2020 will be accepted and processed according to policy at the Mississippi Department of Human Services offices in affected counties. Requests for replacement must be made within 10 days of the disaster occurrence or loss. Those interested [...]
MDHS Executive Director to step down (Jackson, Miss.) – MDHS Executive Director Christopher Freeze announced his resignation today, effective January 14, 2020. Freeze, who was appointed head of the agency by Governor Phil Bryant on August 1, 2019, had worked toward the mission of helping Mississippians move from a state of crisis to a state [...]