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MDHS announces additional benefits for June

2020-05-27T14:19:29+00:00

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 2020.  Similar benefits were provided for certified SNAP households for the months of March, April, and May 2020. SNAP households that have been certified based on meeting income and resource requirements are [...]

MDHS announces additional benefits for June 2020-05-27T14:19:29+00:00

Federal Government releases directive that will affect Emergency SNAP benefits

2020-05-12T12:48:44+00:00

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued guidance that will require states to count income from federal unemployment payments as household income for SNAP eligibility.  According to the guidance issued: “Pandemic unemployment assistance payments, pandemic unemployment compensation, and pandemic emergency unemployment compensation authorized under CARES Act are considered [...]

Federal Government releases directive that will affect Emergency SNAP benefits 2020-05-12T12:48:44+00:00

MDHS secures funding for new water well for Leflore County

2020-05-01T19:28:24+00:00

Residents have been without water since July 2019 The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) was awarded a $63,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services to provide a new water well for citizens in Schlater, Mississippi in rural Leflore County. [...]

MDHS secures funding for new water well for Leflore County 2020-05-01T19:28:24+00:00

MDHS announces additional benefits for May

2020-05-01T12:09:23+00:00

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, households currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be eligible for a supplemental benefit for May 2020.  Similar benefits were provided for certified SNAP households for the months of March and April 2020. SNAP households that have been certified based on meeting income and resource requirements are eligible [...]

MDHS announces additional benefits for May 2020-05-01T12:09:23+00:00

FAQs on Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments and the Treasury Offset Program

2020-05-05T17:43:04+00:00

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MDHS has received information from the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), which collects federal nontax and state debts, and MDHS has prepared the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address inquiries during this crisis. These FAQs are [...]

FAQs on Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments and the Treasury Offset Program 2020-05-05T17:43:04+00:00

MDHS and MSDH announce plans for providing childcare options for emergency and essential personnel

2020-04-15T19:26:18+00:00

The Mississippi Department of Human Services has joined with the Mississippi State Department of Health to provide much-needed childcare services for emergency and essential personnel who would otherwise not have access to it because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Childcare Crisis Assistance in Isolation Response Plan (CCAIR) is designed to serve as temporary, emergency childcare [...]

MDHS and MSDH announce plans for providing childcare options for emergency and essential personnel 2020-04-15T19:26:18+00:00

SNAP Replacement for bad weather victims

2020-04-13T20:39:47+00:00

Households may request a replacement for food purchased with SNAP benefits which was destroyed in a disaster, such as flood, fire, or tornado. To qualify for the replacement, the household must report the loss to the county office and sign the MDHS-EA-508, Household Statement of Food Loss Due to Household Disaster attesting to the loss within 10 [...]

SNAP Replacement for bad weather victims 2020-04-13T20:39:47+00:00

Required documents when applying for SNAP

2020-05-06T17:16:53+00:00

When applying for SNAP benefits please make sure you have these items ready to present to your caseworker: Proof of identity (driver’s license, etc.). Social Security Numbers for all household members. If employed, proof of income (wage stubs, earning statements, etc.) for the four weeks prior to submission or last filed tax return if self-employed.  [...]

Required documents when applying for SNAP 2020-05-06T17:16:53+00:00

MDHS puts $72.5 million into Mississippi’s economy during March 2020

2020-04-07T18:46:31+00:00

MDHS puts $72.5 million into Mississippi’s economy during March 2020 (Jackson, Miss.) – As part of its ongoing effort to provide benefits for those in need, the Mississippi Department of Human Services injected $72,540,784 into the state’s economy in the month of March through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This is roughly twice the [...]

MDHS puts $72.5 million into Mississippi’s economy during March 2020 2020-04-07T18:46:31+00:00

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program FAQs

2020-04-14T19:08:12+00:00

You can apply for benefits online at www.access.ms.gov  or www.mdhs.ms.gov/applications/.  The printable application is available at the bottom of the www.accesss.ms.gov website. From now until May 31, 2020, when you apply for benefits, you will not be required to be interviewed by a caseworker.  However, when you apply, please provide as much information as [...]

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program FAQs 2020-04-14T19:08:12+00:00