Six Mississippi Counties Receive SNAP Replacement Benefit Extension
Holmes and Montgomery counties added to SNAP replacement waiver
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 for certain counties impacted by the March 24 -25, 2023, severe weather.
SNAP households in the following counties who suffered food loss as the result of the tornadoes have until Monday, April 24, 2023 to request replacement benefits: Holmes, Montgomery, Sharkey, Humphreys, Carroll, and Monroe.
SNAP households in all other counties impacted by weekend storms have ten (10) days to submit a SNAP replacement application. Applicants will be required to document a power outage lasting over four hours.
The application may be downloaded and submitted via the EA document upload feature on the MDHS website, email, or fax to your county worker.
The Household Statement of Food Loss Due to Household Disaster, MDHS-EA-508 is available on the MDHS website https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/snap-replacement-benefits-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/. For assistance completing the SNAP replacement application, contact the Economic Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-948-3050.