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MDHS offering replacement SNAP benefits for recipients affected by Monday’s storms

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The Mississippi Department of Human Services is offering replacement Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for recipients affected by Monday’s storms.

Households that experienced a power outage of over six hours as a result of the severe weather are eligible to request assistance.

If food purchased with SNAP benefits was destroyed due to a disaster, such as a flood, fire, or severe weather, households may receive a replacement.

The substitute may be provided in the amount of the loss to the household, but no more than the maximum amount of SNAP benefits issued for the month.

To request replacement benefits, households must report the disaster to their local MDHS office within 10 days of the date of the disaster, which in this case, would be by Thursday, November 30.

Request forms may be accessed online here. Households may submit the replacement request form by mail, email, or by uploading it to the MDHS website.

Thousands without power in Mississippi following Monday’s severe storms

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