Economic Assistance

MDHS virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Economic Assistance Eligibility

2021-02-10T13:43:05+00:00

Division Director will join Executive Director to discuss assistance and eligibility  (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Division of Economic Assistance Eligibility will be the focus of the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting this Thursday. This will be the fourth in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live. [...]

MDHS virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Economic Assistance Eligibility 2021-02-10T13:43:05+00:00

MDHS Announces additional benefits for February

2021-01-27T14:11:00+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 February 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 February 2021-01-27T14:11:00+00:00

MDHS Announces additional benefits for January

2020-12-29T20:02:30+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 January 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 January 2020-12-29T20:02:30+00:00

SNAP Update

2020-12-04T16:08:38+00:00

THERE MAY BE A CHANGE IN YOUR CASE DUE TO INCREASES IN SOME FEDERAL BENEFITS JANUARY 2021 Some Federal Benefits, such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Benefits (VA) or Railroad Retirement, may increase due to a cost-of-living adjustment. If your household income goes up because of this increase, the amount of SNAP [...]

SNAP Update 2020-12-04T16:08:38+00:00

MDHS Announces additional benefits for December

2020-11-25T15:21:16+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 December 2020.  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 December 2020-11-25T15:21:16+00:00

MDHS Announces additional benefits for November

2020-10-26T12:44:05+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 November 2020.  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 November 2020-10-26T12:44:05+00:00

MDHS Announces additional benefits for October

2020-10-01T19:06:02+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 October 2020.  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 October 2020-10-01T19:06:02+00:00

MDHS announces additional benefits for September

2020-09-01T16:45:52+00:00

In the continuing effort to assist households during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved Mississippi’s request to provide Emergency Allotments (supplements) for the month of September 2020 to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. For SNAP cases with a paid benefit for the month of September, emergency supplements will [...]

MDHS announces additional benefits for September 2020-09-01T16:45:52+00:00

SNAP Online Purchasing Guide

2020-09-01T16:46:13+00:00

SNAP Online Purchasing allows households to purchase food using SNAP benefits online. The online shopping and payment option is required to be secure, private, easy to use, and provide similar support to that found for SNAP transactions in a retail store. No, not all FNS approved retailers are authorized to accept EBT online. [...]

SNAP Online Purchasing Guide 2020-09-01T16:46:13+00:00

MDHS launches Online Food Purchase Program statewide for SNAP recipients

2020-09-01T16:47:01+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) –Mississippians in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households are now able to make online food purchases using their benefits. The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow online purchasing of food by SNAP households. After testing with the two nationally approved vendors, Amazon and [...]

MDHS launches Online Food Purchase Program statewide for SNAP recipients 2020-09-01T16:47:01+00:00
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