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MDHS announces additional benefits for July

2021-06-30T15:54:25+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 July 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 [...]

MDHS announces additional benefits for July 2021-06-30T15:54:25+00:00

MDHS to reopen County Offices on July 1

2021-06-29T12:46:11+00:00

Office lobbies will again be open to the public using COVID-19 guidelines  (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services will reopen Economic Assistance County Office locations to the public on Thursday, July 1, 2021. The best way to reach county offices remains by email and phone. Those who can continue using this method [...]

MDHS to reopen County Offices on July 1 2021-06-29T12:46:11+00:00

MDHS recovers $2,652,679. 77 in misallocated funds from October 2020 – May 2021

2021-06-22T22:21:30+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) Benefit Recovery Unit reported more than $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars was recouped over the past quarter after previous investigations showed public funds were defrauded or misused. The funds were recovered from cases involving misuse of SNAP, Child Care Discretionary Funding, and TANF subgrant funds [...]

MDHS recovers $2,652,679. 77 in misallocated funds from October 2020 – May 2021 2021-06-22T22:21:30+00:00

USDA approves Mississippi to receive a second round of Pandemic-EBT benefits

2021-06-21T14:49:22+00:00

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) and Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), which provides assistance to families of children eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) whose school’s predominant learning mode was [...]

USDA approves Mississippi to receive a second round of Pandemic-EBT benefits 2021-06-21T14:49:22+00:00

MDHS holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Resource and Referral Center

2021-06-16T18:17:58+00:00

R&R at 750 will serve as a resource and idea center for child care centers  (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Early Childhood Care and Development announced the opening of the flagship Resource and Referral center which will accompany a statewide network of R&R centers across Mississippi. The MS Resource and [...]

MDHS holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Resource and Referral Center 2021-06-16T18:17:58+00:00

MDHS announces additional benefits for June

2021-06-25T12:56:07+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 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 [...]

MDHS announces additional benefits for June 2021-06-25T12:56:07+00:00

Gov. Reeves proclaims May Older Americans Month in Mississippi

2021-05-07T19:57:46+00:00

(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, [...]

Gov. Reeves proclaims May Older Americans Month in Mississippi 2021-05-07T19:57:46+00:00

SNAP Replacement Benefits

2021-05-06T13:52:45+00:00

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 [...]

SNAP Replacement Benefits 2021-05-06T13:52:45+00:00

Historic TANF increase delivered to Mississippi TANF recipients beginning today

2021-04-30T17:03:29+00:00

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 [...]

Historic TANF increase delivered to Mississippi TANF recipients beginning today 2021-04-30T17:03:29+00:00

MDHS announces additional benefits for May

2021-04-30T14:37:21+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 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 [...]

MDHS announces additional benefits for May 2021-04-30T14:37:21+00:00
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