In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved the issuance of emergency supplement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for March and April 2020.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services has released the following information related to the announcement.
- SNAP households will receive an emergency benefit in March and April that, combined with the benefit amount the household is certified to receive, will equal the maximum benefit for the household, based on its size.
- March emergency supplements for ongoing SNAP households will be issued March 28. March 2020 cases approved after March 28 will receive the emergency benefit amount two days after the case is approved.
- April emergency supplements for ongoing SNAP households will be available April 2. The household’s regular benefit amount will be made available on the household’s regular issuance date.
- SNAP households that currently receive the maximum benefit for its household’s size will not receive an emergency supplement.
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