Mississippi residents who applied Program to support complementary nutrition (SNAP) and who were victims of fraud and account cloning are entitled to compensation.
Starting this Monday, the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) will begin replacing stolen SNAP benefits from government recipients.
SNAP is a federal program administered by the Department of Agriculture, but local governments set their own rules so their residents are eligible.
SNAP: Substitute services in Mississippi
In the case of Mississippi, the local government is taking action regarding the scams committed with SNAP coupons; For this reason, she is striving to ensure that the affected beneficiaries can recover their direct payments.
The local authorities contact the beneficiaries who suspect this Your SNAP perks have been stolen to report it to the MDHS office of the Inspector General, the Mississippi Department of Human Services, or by calling 1-800-299-6905 as soon as possible.
SNAP recipients who were affected by fraud or fraud between October 1, 2022 and August 13, 2023 and are residents of Mississippi have until October 13 to report the matter.
Anyone who becomes a victim of a theft of SNAP benefits on or after August 14 has up to 30 days after the fraud is discovered to file a complaint.
How long will it take before I receive replacement services?
The local authorities explained that the compensation amount will not exceed the amount of the stolen benefits or the funds will not exceed two months of the SNAP benefits, ie the lesser amount will be paid.
The new maps Electronic power transmission (EBT) into which SNAP Direct Payments are deposited will be delivered 10 days after application approval.
To claim compensation, Those affected must report the theft by October 13, 2023.
The amounts of the SNAP vouchers vary depending on the situation of each household. They range from $281 for one person to $1,691 for households with eight members.
For each additional member you receive a payment of 211 dollars.