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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

MDHS Announces Additional Benefits for October

2021-09-24T17:25:27+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 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 October 2021-09-24T17:25:27+00:00

MDHS Announces Additional Benefits for September

2021-08-27T14:05:07+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 September 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 September 2021-08-27T14:05:07+00:00

All’s well that ends with a well—Officials return to Schlater one-year after building well

2021-08-27T12:12:07+00:00

(Schlater, Miss.)  For over a year, the families that make up the community of Schlater, Mississippi had been without running water after historic flooding in 2019 irreparably damaged the existing well.  On August 27, 2020, after hearing of the residents’ need several local and state officials met in Schlater to break ground on a new [...]

All’s well that ends with a well—Officials return to Schlater one-year after building well 2021-08-27T12:12:07+00:00

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Jones County

2021-08-25T16:55:01+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – A Jones County, Miss. resident has been arrested for SNAP fraud following an investigation conducted by the Investigations Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Service (MDHS). Investigators found that Tiffany Combest received an over issuance of SNAP benefits in the amount of $34,014.00 due to Combest fraudulently receiving benefits for multiple [...]

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Jones County 2021-08-25T16:55:01+00:00

Public Notice for SSBG Program

2021-08-13T18:01:24+00:00

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is inviting public comments on its administration of the Social Services Block Grant Program. The deadline for submitting comments is August 31, 2021. Mississippians wishing to offer input on issues and concerns regarding social services provided by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Divisions of Aging and Adult Services and [...]

Public Notice for SSBG Program 2021-08-13T18:01:24+00:00

MDHS to reopen County Offices on July 1

2021-06-29T12:46:11+00:00

Office lobbies will again be open to the public using COVID-19 guidelines  (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services will reopen Economic Assistance County Office locations to the public on Thursday, July 1, 2021. The best way to reach county offices remains by email and phone. Those who can continue using this method [...]

MDHS to reopen County Offices on July 1 2021-06-29T12:46:11+00:00

MDHS recovers $2,652,679. 77 in misallocated funds from October 2020 – May 2021

2021-06-22T22:21:30+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) Benefit Recovery Unit reported more than $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars was recouped over the past quarter after previous investigations showed public funds were defrauded or misused. The funds were recovered from cases involving misuse of SNAP, Child Care Discretionary Funding, and TANF subgrant funds [...]

MDHS recovers $2,652,679. 77 in misallocated funds from October 2020 – May 2021 2021-06-22T22:21:30+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 June 2021-06-25T12:56:07+00:00
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