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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

USDA approves Mississippi for Online Food Purchase Program for SNAP recipients

2020-06-12T15:01:34+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) –Mississippians in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will soon be able to make online food purchases using their benefits. The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) recently received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow online purchasing of food by SNAP households. The Food and Nutrition Service will administer the [...]

USDA approves Mississippi for Online Food Purchase Program for SNAP recipients 2020-06-12T15:01:34+00:00

MDHS issues RFI for a forensic audit of the agency

2020-05-04T21:54:02+00:00

 MDHS Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson issued a Request for Information (RFI) today to select an accounting firm to conduct a forensic audit of the agency. The issuance represents another example of his commitment to ensure transparency and accountability. “Governor Reeves selected me to ensure the Department of Human Services takes every measure possible [...]

MDHS issues RFI for a forensic audit of the agency 2020-05-04T21:54:02+00:00

MDHS announces additional benefits for May

2020-05-01T12:09:23+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 May 2020.  Similar benefits were provided for certified SNAP households for the months of March and April 2020. SNAP households that have been certified based on meeting income and resource requirements are eligible [...]

MDHS announces additional benefits for May 2020-05-01T12:09:23+00:00

FAQs on Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments and the Treasury Offset Program

2020-09-11T14:17:11+00:00

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MDHS has received information from the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), which collects federal nontax and state debts, and MDHS has prepared the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address inquiries during this crisis. These FAQs are [...]

FAQs on Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments and the Treasury Offset Program 2020-09-11T14:17:11+00:00

Required documents when applying for SNAP

2020-05-06T17:16:53+00:00

When applying for SNAP benefits please make sure you have these items ready to present to your caseworker: Proof of identity (driver’s license, etc.). Social Security Numbers for all household members. If employed, proof of income (wage stubs, earning statements, etc.) for the four weeks prior to submission or last filed tax return if self-employed.  [...]

Required documents when applying for SNAP 2020-05-06T17:16:53+00:00

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program FAQs

2020-04-14T19:08:12+00:00

You can apply for benefits online at www.access.ms.gov  or www.mdhs.ms.gov/applications/.  The printable application is available at the bottom of the www.accesss.ms.gov website. From now until May 31, 2020, when you apply for benefits, you will not be required to be interviewed by a caseworker.  However, when you apply, please provide as much information as [...]

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program FAQs 2020-04-14T19:08:12+00:00

County Office lobby closures

2020-03-23T22:28:05+00:00

All county offices have had the lobbies closed by the Board of Supervisors until further notice. Services will continue to be provided to clients online or calling the offices directly. Due to higher call volume during this time, please be patient when trying to contact your county office. You may also reach them through email. [...]

County Office lobby closures 2020-03-23T22:28:05+00:00

FNS has extended the period for replacement benefits.

2020-02-28T16:53:47+00:00

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved a waiver extending the 10-day period for certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in Mississippi to request replacement benefits. The waiver has been granted due to the severe weather and historic flooding in the State during February 2020. SNAP households in the following counties who suffered [...]

FNS has extended the period for replacement benefits. 2020-02-28T16:53:47+00:00

MDHS executive chosen for prestigious leadership class

2020-02-04T20:51:51+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – MDHS Inspector General/Deputy Executive Director Hadley Gable-Eisenberger, Esq. has been selected as one of forty-eight standout Mississippians to take part in the 2020 Class of MEC’s Leadership Mississippi. Upon completion, Eisenberger will join more than 1,300 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics. Participants work together in a training program that combines [...]

MDHS executive chosen for prestigious leadership class 2020-02-04T20:51:51+00:00
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