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SNAP Update for 2021

2021-01-06T13:28:39+00:00

Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive Emergency Allotments (supplements) in January 2021.  These emergency benefits will be made available on January 5, 2021, for SNAP cases with a paid benefit for January.  SNAP households approved for benefits during the month of January will receive the supplemental payment two (2) days after case approval. Due [...]

SNAP Update for 2021 2021-01-06T13:28:39+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

MDHS recovers full restitution in Lowndes County fraud case

2020-12-23T19:42:44+00:00

The Mississippi Department of Human Services Benefit Recovery Unit has recovered full restitution of $1,142.04 from a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud case in Lowndes County. Former Clerical Support employee Deidra Norris was convicted of stealing and activating SNAP EBT cards from individuals who were in a drug rehab facility. Norris also confessed to [...]

MDHS recovers full restitution in Lowndes County fraud case 2020-12-23T19:42:44+00:00

MDHS delivers Christmas cheer to a Jackson family

2020-12-22T20:33:02+00:00

A local family who otherwise would not have had Christmas will have a jubilant end to 2020 thanks to the selfless generosity of employees at the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Sharon Allen of Jackson, a terminally ill mother of five, reached out on Facebook with a video asking for help in giving her children [...]

MDHS delivers Christmas cheer to a Jackson family 2020-12-22T20:33:02+00:00

MDHS Benefit Recovery Unit recoups more than $76,000 in misallocated funds

2020-12-21T21:53:43+00:00

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) Benefit Recovery Unit, in cooperation with Hazlehurst United Methodist Church, has recovered $76,598.14 in misallocated child care funds. The discrepancy was caused by an employee’s misconduct which was self-reported by Hazlehurst UMC and they agreed to pay full restitution to the agency. The Benefit Recovery Unit, under the [...]

MDHS Benefit Recovery Unit recoups more than $76,000 in misallocated funds 2020-12-21T21:53:43+00:00

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Greene County

2020-12-10T19:54:37+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – A Richton, Miss. resident has been arrested for SNAP fraud following an investigation conducted by the Investigation Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Service (MDHS). Investigators found that Deidre Walley received an over issuance of SNAP benefits in the amount of $29,775.00 due to Walley failing to disclose material facts to [...]

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Greene County 2020-12-10T19:54:37+00:00

Nursing home/assisted living residents to have brighter holiday video chatting with their families

2020-12-09T18:03:36+00:00

Residents of all licensed assisted living and nursing homes in the 41 counties of the north half of Mississippi will have a brighter holiday, thanks to opportunities to see and speak with family and friends via video call like Zoom from their care facilities. In an announcement in Pontotoc Wednesday, Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, Executive [...]

Nursing home/assisted living residents to have brighter holiday video chatting with their families 2020-12-09T18:03:36+00:00

MDHS issues RFP for Child Support Enforcement Services

2020-12-01T14:40:11+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Child Support Enforcement Services. MDHS issued the RFP today with responses due by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. MDHS intends to issue an Award Notification on Friday, February 19, 2021. The anticipated contract term would begin [...]

MDHS issues RFP for Child Support Enforcement Services 2020-12-01T14:40:11+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 Executive Director appointed to State Workforce Investment Board

2020-11-24T16:26:02+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – Governor Tate Reeves has appointed Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services to serve on the State Workforce Investment Board. The appointment is effective immediately and runs through January 2024. The mission of SWIB is to develop and implement a strategy to maximize the state’s education, [...]

MDHS Executive Director appointed to State Workforce Investment Board 2020-11-24T16:26:02+00:00
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