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Forensic Audit Statement and Explanation of New Controls

2021-10-08T16:45:43+00:00

In April 2021, the Mississippi Department of Human Services commissioned an external forensic audit to provide a clear picture the issues that had impacted the Department under previous leadership. This audit is meant to assist MDHS in rebuilding the trust of Mississippians and our federal partners. We are awaiting the third portion of the [...]

Forensic Audit Statement and Explanation of New Controls 2021-10-08T16:45:43+00:00

$1,058,673 in Hurricane Ida Replacement benefits disbursed

2021-10-07T15:01:18+00:00

Mississippi families affected by Hurricane Ida that were receiving SNAP benefits have received $1,058,673 in SNAP replacements following the storm. Families in thirty-eight (38) impacted counties could request replacement for SNAP benefits for food loss due to power outages or other storm-related loss. Qualifying families were provided replacement benefits. The following counties were able to [...]

$1,058,673 in Hurricane Ida Replacement benefits disbursed 2021-10-07T15:01:18+00:00

SNAP benefits increase beginning October 1

2021-09-23T20:23:46+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – Mississippians receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see their benefits increase twenty-one percent (21%) over pre-pandemic benefit levels effective October 1, 2021. SNAP serves over 421,000 individuals in Mississippi each month, providing food assistance to financially eligible households. This increase in SNAP benefits is separate from the additional [...]

SNAP benefits increase beginning October 1 2021-09-23T20:23:46+00:00

State and County Resources

2021-09-02T14:35:08+00:00

  State and County Resources: The State of Mississippi Individual Assistance Call Center  1-888-574-3583. Out-of-state Louisiana residents can call 1-800-755-5175 to reach Louisiana 211. FEMA Registration info for Louisiana Evacuees Three ways to apply for assistance: Online at DisasterAssistance.gov Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-200-462-7585 Download FEMA App from the Apple or Google Play stores The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies has a Disability & [...]

State and County Resources 2021-09-02T14:35:08+00:00

Hurricane Ida Updates

2021-09-03T14:42:02+00:00

SNAP Replacement Benefits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Hurricane Ida Updates State and County Resources    

Hurricane Ida Updates 2021-09-03T14:42:02+00:00

MDHS Announces Additional Benefits for August

2021-07-27T13:24:39+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 August 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 August 2021-07-27T13:24:39+00:00

MDHS announces additional benefits for July

2021-06-30T15:54:25+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 July 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 July 2021-06-30T15:54:25+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 holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Resource and Referral Center

2021-06-16T18:17:58+00:00

R&R at 750 will serve as a resource and idea center for child care centers  (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Early Childhood Care and Development announced the opening of the flagship Resource and Referral center which will accompany a statewide network of R&R centers across Mississippi. The MS Resource and [...]

MDHS holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Resource and Referral Center 2021-06-16T18:17:58+00:00

SNAP/TANF Household Reporting Requirements

2021-05-07T20:24:05+00:00

Households must report changes within ten (10) days of the change becoming known to the household.   These changes include: Changes in household composition (addition or loss of a household member) TANF households must report within five (5) days if one or both of the following changes occur: the head of household moves out of state, or [...]

SNAP/TANF Household Reporting Requirements 2021-05-07T20:24:05+00:00
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