Economic Assistance

MDHS Announces Additional Benefits for December

2021-11-30T20:57:58+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 2021. December will also be a 'transition' month before going back to standard SNAP benefit allotments for all households. After that time, you will receive your regular monthly benefit pre-pandemic. SNAP households [...]

MDHS Announces Additional Benefits for December 2021-11-30T20:57:58+00:00

P-EBT School Year 2020 – 2021 has been issued

2021-11-04T14:41:08+00:00

The Mississippi Department of Human Services and the Mississippi Department of Education have issued P-EBT benefits for the 2020-21 school year. Approximately 185,000 Mississippi students will receive these P-EBT benefits because they were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and attended a school that had a predominately hybrid or virtual schedule for at least one [...]

P-EBT School Year 2020 – 2021 has been issued 2021-11-04T14:41:08+00:00

P-EBT Call Center Expands hours of Operation

2021-11-04T14:42:11+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services P-EBT call center will begin additional hours of operation Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The new call center hours of operation are 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Monday – Friday. MDHS continues to update the website with updated P-EBT FAQs: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt/. Parents and guardians may be able to [...]

P-EBT Call Center Expands hours of Operation 2021-11-04T14:42:11+00:00

14,000 P-EBT Cards Deactivated in Error

2021-10-26T15:51:51+00:00

This morning, The Mississippi Department of Human Services and the Mississippi Department of Education were notified that our P-EBT card processing partner mistakenly deactivated 14,000+ P-EBT cards for children with an apostrophe in their first or last name on October 25. A new P-EBT card has already been issued for each of the children affected. [...]

14,000 P-EBT Cards Deactivated in Error 2021-10-26T15:51:51+00:00

MDHS Announces Additional Benefits for November

2021-10-25T14:33:22+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 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 [...]

MDHS Announces Additional Benefits for November 2021-10-25T14:33:22+00:00

P-EBT Card Activation Update

2021-10-04T20:37:01+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – Families across Mississippi have begun to receive P-EBT cards for their eligible children.   The Mississippi Department of Human Services is reminding parents of the process to activate their child’s card.   To activate the P-EBT card for each child, please call 1-866-512-5087. This phone number is printed on the back of [...]

P-EBT Card Activation Update 2021-10-04T20:37:01+00:00

340,000 Mississippi Children to Benefit from P-EBT

2021-10-04T17:41:39+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Department of Human Services will be releasing approximately $246 million in P-EBT benefits to Mississippi children by late October 2021, through two lump-sum payments: first for Summer 2021 and second for the 2020-21 school year. Summer P-EBT is designed to meet the nutrition needs of children throughout the summer [...]

340,000 Mississippi Children to Benefit from P-EBT 2021-10-04T17:41:39+00:00

SNAP Replacement Benefits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

2021-09-09T19:46:59+00:00

SNAP Replacement Benefits 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 [...]

SNAP Replacement Benefits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 2021-09-09T19:46:59+00:00

MDHS puts $550 million into Mississippi’s economy during first half of 2021

2021-07-13T19:34:39+00:00

SNAP disbursements are federal dollars that go straight into the state’s economy (Jackson, Miss.) – As part of its ongoing effort to provide benefits for those in need and provide economic contribution to the State of Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) injected $550,129,035 into the state’s economy over the first six months of [...]

MDHS puts $550 million into Mississippi’s economy during first half of 2021 2021-07-13T19:34:39+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
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