SNAP Application Information

Complete as much of your application as you can. Your name, address, and signature are necessary on the application for it to be accepted on the same day it is turned in, even if there is no interview on that day. Only one adult household member or authorized representative may sign the application for SNAP benefits under penalty of perjury.

When your application has been turned in, the local county office will set up an interview to review your application.

At the time of your interview, bring verification of your income and expenses. If you cannot get all the information together by your interview date, come for the interview because you will have additional time to provide this information. If you need assistance in obtaining this information, please discuss this with your caseworker at the time of the interview. The following are examples of what to bring:

  • 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 your interview or last filed tax return if self-employed.
  • Proof of residency (utility bills, rent/mortgage payments, lot rent, taxes)

To learn more download our SNAP Brochure:

En Español – Spanish
Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese

You may be asked to provide additional information based on your circumstances.

After the interview and collection of needed information for eligibility determination, the worker will send your household a notice.  If your household does not qualify for SNAP, a notice will be provided giving the reasons for ineligibility.  If your household is determined to be eligible, the notice will provide the monthly benefit amount and length of the certification period.

As soon as all necessary information is provided and verified for eligibility, you will be able to receive your SNAP benefits within 30 days of your dated application.

myMDHS online account

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) offers limited internet services through a secure online account known as “myMDHS Account.” The service will allow you to receive, view, and print the following information about your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Disaster SNAP (DSNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and/or TANF Work Program (TWP) cases online:

  • The status of your SNAP, DSNAP, and/or TANF cases
  • Submit an Application
  • The benefit history and availability of your SNAP, DSNAP, and TANF benefits, and TWP supportive service payments, if applicable
  • All of your SNAP, DSNAP, TANF, and TWP notices. Exception: All claim overpayment-related tax offset notices will continue to be received through regular mail.

How to create your myMDHS account

You must activate and register your account, and then choose your subscriptions following the steps below:

STEP 1: Type  in your browser to access the MyMDHS account website.

STEP 2: Begin the activation process for your MyMDHS account by entering the following information.

First name
Last name
Social security number (SSN) Date of birth (DOB)
Case number (if you have multiple cases, only enter one)

Your email address

Click on the “Activate” button
Note: If the SSN and/or DOB you enter do not match the information on file with the MDHS, you will receive an error message and you will not be able to register your account. If you receive an error message, you must contact your worker to verify and correct the information MDHS has on file.

STEP 3: Register your account by entering a password, confirming your password, and clicking on register. Passwords must contain at least one uppercase letter and one number.

STEP 4: After you have registered your account, you will receive an email with a link which you must click on to activate your account.

STEP 5: Choose the type(s) of notifications you would prefer by clicking on the down arrow beside your name in the top right corner. Next select account settings. Once the new screen appears, locate the notification management section and select either subscribe or unsubscribe for email and/or paper notices. You must subscribe to at least one option.
As soon as you register, you will begin receiving email notifications every time a new notice is available. In addition, you will continue to receive paper notices by regular mail until you unsubscribe. You will not be able to login to your account to view your notices if you have not registered and activated your account on the internet.