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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 benefits2021-06-21T14:49:22+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 Center2021-06-16T18:17:58+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 June2021-06-25T12:56:07+00:00

SNAP/TANF Household Reporting Requirements

2022-07-22T15:01:32+00:00

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 [...]

SNAP/TANF Household Reporting Requirements2022-07-22T15:01:32+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 Mississippi2021-05-07T19:57:46+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 Benefits2021-05-06T13:52:45+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 today2021-04-30T17:03:29+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 May2021-04-30T14:37:21+00:00

SNAP Emergency Allotment minimum of $95

2021-04-28T12:25:49+00:00

If your household normally receives a supplemental benefit amount less than $95 on the 2nd of each month, you will now receive an amount up to $95.  If you received less than $95 on April 6th, 2021, you will receive the difference between what you received April 6th and $95.  These benefits will automatically be added to your EBT [...]

SNAP Emergency Allotment minimum of $952021-04-28T12:25:49+00:00

MDHS provides essential support for caregivers in Mississippi

2021-04-14T19:41:03+00:00

Lifespan Respite Program provides assistance and support to those caring for our aging and vulnerable population   (Jackson, Miss.) – In its ongoing efforts to provide for and protect our aging population, the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services is ramping up a program designed to provide assistance to those [...]

MDHS provides essential support for caregivers in Mississippi2021-04-14T19:41:03+00:00
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