Economic Assistance

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

MDHS announces additional benefits for August

2020-09-01T16:48:25+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 August 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 August 2020-09-01T16:48:25+00:00

PEBT Most Frequently Asked Questions

2020-09-01T16:49:47+00:00

Eligibility for PEBT was determined by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). Student demographic information received during their last data collection was provided to MDHS by MDE in June 2020. The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) is working with public and private schools to issue Pandemic EBT (PEBT) benefits based on all of [...]

PEBT Most Frequently Asked Questions 2020-09-01T16:49:47+00:00

MDHS announces additional benefits for July

2020-09-01T16:49:54+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 2020.  Similar benefits were provided for certified SNAP households for the months of March, April, May, and June 2020. SNAP households that have been certified based on meeting income and resource requirements [...]

MDHS announces additional benefits for July 2020-09-01T16:49:54+00:00