Hinds County – DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Hinds Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program[pdf]

For Victims of the April 15-28, 2011 Severe Weather

Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) is authorized to implement the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) to assist victims of the severe weather on April 15 – 28, 2011.

Affected residents must have incurred disaster related expenses as a direct result of the severe weather to be eligible for the one-time only benefit. Current SNAP recipients are not eligible for DSNAP benefits.

When to Apply:

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 6, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where to Apply:

  • Hinds County Department of Human Services
    4777 Medgar Evers Blvd.
    Jackson, MS 39283

Who May Apply:

  • A responsible adult household member may apply for the family.

Who’s Eligible:

  • The household must have lived in the area of Hinds County affected by the severe weather. The household must also have suffered a loss of income, or damage to home, property or self-employment business and meet DSNAP income limits.

To determine the household’s income, the net income (take-home pay) from wages or self-employment, assistance payments and other unearned income, such as Social Security or child support, that a household receives will be added to cash on hand and other accessible funds (such as money in checking and savings accounts). Compare your income and household size to the following income limits.

Income Limits:

Number in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Limit $2186 $2847 $3272 $3859 $4254 $4753 $5116 $5479

Note: For households of 9 or more, add $312 for each additional household member to the limit.

Benefit Levels:

  • Eligible households will receive a one-month allotment of food assistance benefits.

Verification Needed:

  • Individuals applying for disaster food assistance need to bring documents to prove their identity.