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SNAP Emergency Allotment minimum of $95

2021-04-28T12:25:49+00:00

If your household normally receives a supplemental benefit amount less than $95 on the 2nd of each month, you will now receive an amount up to $95.  If you received less than $95 on April 6th, 2021, you will receive the difference between what you received April 6th and $95.  These benefits will automatically be added to your EBT [...]

SNAP Emergency Allotment minimum of $95 2021-04-28T12:25:49+00:00

MDHS virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Aging and Adult Services

2021-02-24T14:18:17+00:00

Among topics to be discussed are assistance to state’s most vulnerable population  (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Division of Aging and Adult Services will be the focus of the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting this Thursday. This will be the fifth in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on [...]

MDHS virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Aging and Adult Services 2021-02-24T14:18:17+00:00

MDHS recoups more than $303,000 in misallocated funds in last quarter

2021-02-18T13:41:13+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) Benefit Recovery Unit reported more than $303,000 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 recoups more than $303,000 in misallocated funds in last quarter 2021-02-18T13:41:13+00:00

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 virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Child Support Enforcement

2021-02-03T14:48:12+00:00

Meetings will provide information on the division and allow for questions  (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Division of Child Support Enforcement will be the focus of the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting on Thursday. This will be the third in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live. [...]

MDHS virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Child Support Enforcement 2021-02-03T14:48:12+00:00

MDHS hosts series of virtual Town Hall Meetings

2021-01-21T20:43:49+00:00

Meetings will allow Mississippians direct access to Executive Director and Division Directors  (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Mississippi Department of Human Services will be hosting a series of virtual Town Hall Meetings that will allow Mississippians the opportunity to interact with leadership throughout the agency. The meetings will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live. The first [...]

MDHS hosts series of virtual Town Hall Meetings 2021-01-21T20:43:49+00:00

SNAP Update for 2021

2021-03-23T16:31:01+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 2021-03-23T16:31:01+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
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