SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Helping Mississippians buy healthy food.

SNAP provides food benefits to low-income families to supplement their grocery budget so they can afford nutritious food.


Someone who typically qualifies for SNAP:

  • Works for low wages
  • Is unemployed, or works part-time
  • Receives TANF, SSI, or other assistance payments
  • Is elderly or disabled and lives on a small income

To receive SNAP benefits, your family must meet eligibility requirements, including income and resource limits. See the table below for income limits and maximum monthly benefit amounts.

Household MembersMaximum Monthly Income
(before taxes)
Maximum Monthly Income
(after taxes)
Maximum Monthly Benefit Amount
Note: These numbers are subject to change. All numbers are accurate as of November 2023.

Register for the new way to receive SNAP or TANF notifications from MDHS

Register for your user account at Access.MS.Gov to access your account information, view notices, and submit applications. The myMDHS mobile app will remain operational until November 30,2023. You will be able to view your account and submit applications as well as upload documents.

If you wish to continue receive email notifications from MDHS, you may register for an account on the Common Web Portal. We are excited to connect to our clients through this new upgrade.

Basics of SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need. SNAP is a federal program operating at a local level through the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Benefits are provided on an easy-to-use Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that can be swiped at the store.

Apply for SNAP

  • Check your eligibility
  • Learn how to apply
  • Understand what happens after you apply

Current SNAP Recipients

  • Your rights & responsibilities as a SNAP household
  • How to use your benefits
  • Resolve issues with SNAP
  • Get help with your EBT card


  • Find forms for SNAP applicants and clients

Special Populations

  • Streamlined processes to better serve older Mississippians and people living with a disability


  • How to get started accepting EBT for payment

Additional Resources for SNAP Clients

SNAP Rights and Responsibilities



SNAP Policy Manual

Report SNAP Fraud

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    Economic Assistance Eligibility Client Services

    Need help with your SNAP or TANF case? Call our EAE Client Services team at 800-948-3050.

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

    Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email:

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