SHIP is here to help answer your Medicare questions

2021-11-08T15:31:17+00:00

With Medicare Open Enrollment running through December 7, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Human Services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services is available to assist citizens and their caregivers in understanding Medicare benefits and health insurance options. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a counseling program designed to answer people’s questions [...]

SHIP is here to help answer your Medicare questions2021-11-08T15:31:17+00:00

MDHS Caregiver Programs Provide Support for Aging and Vulnerable Mississippians

2021-11-04T14:42:20+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – November is National Caregiver Month. The month is dedicated to supporting caregivers as they care for others by providing resources for self-care, advocacy, and de-stressing for caregivers. This year's theme is "Caregiving Around the Clock."   Through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), MDHS offers two primary programs to assist caregivers: [...]

MDHS Caregiver Programs Provide Support for Aging and Vulnerable Mississippians2021-11-04T14:42:20+00:00

P-EBT Call Center Expands hours of Operation

2021-11-04T14:42:11+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services P-EBT call center will begin additional hours of operation Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The new call center hours of operation are 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Monday – Friday. MDHS continues to update the website with updated P-EBT FAQs: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt/. Parents and guardians may be able to [...]

P-EBT Call Center Expands hours of Operation2021-11-04T14:42:11+00:00

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Madison County

2021-10-27T18:14:51+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – A Madison County, Miss. resident has been arrested for SNAP fraud following an investigation conducted by the Investigations Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Service (MDHS). Investigators found that Sabrina Catchings received an over issuance of SNAP benefits in the amount of $30, 954.00 due to Catchings fraudulently receiving benefits for [...]

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Madison County2021-10-27T18:14:51+00:00

Forensic Audit Statement and Explanation of New Controls

2021-12-29T19:03:02+00:00

As part of the forensic audit engagement, MDHS requested that CLA conduct an internal controls assessment of TANF awards and disbursements between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. The report communicates observations made by CLA of internal control deficiencies identified for the current period as it pertains to TANF grant expenditures by MDHS. [...]

Forensic Audit Statement and Explanation of New Controls2021-12-29T19:03:02+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 disbursed2021-10-07T15:01:18+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 12021-09-23T20:23:46+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 Resources2021-09-02T14:35:08+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 Updates2021-09-03T14:42:02+00:00
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