The Mississippi Division of Medicaid manages CHIP which is designed to provide no to low-cost medical services for the uninsured child residents of the state who belong to low-income households.
Food Stamps (SNAP)
The Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) is a program that helps to supplement the food budget for low income households and individuals in the state of Mississippi. The main objective of the Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) program is to eliminate hunger and promote proper nutrition in the state of Mississippi. Members of the program are given an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, through which they can conveniently access their benefits, in grocery shops and selected stores across the state of Mississippi.
Mississippi Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households meet their energy costs through direct and indirect financial aid. The program also provides additional assistance for households facing emergency through Emergency Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP).
Mississippi Medicaid is a program that provides free medical services to its eligible members while low-income households may need to make small co-payments for medical services which they get from accredited physicians, nursing homes, hospitals and pharmacies.
Mississippi Unemployment Insurance (UI) program offers temporary financial assistance for unemployed workers in Mississippi who have lost their job or their work hours have been reduced without a fault of their own. Workers meeting eligibility criteria for the program will receive weekly assistance. Applicants will need to be available and ready for work in order to receive UI benefits.
Mississippi Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides full range of weatherization services to income eligible households in Mississippi. The program helps such households to lower their energy costs by making their home energy efficient.
The Mississippi Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, infants , and children commonly referred to as “Mississippi WIC” is a program that provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and health care referrals free of charge to low-income pregnant , breastfeeding and postpartum women, Infants and children below six years of age who are medically proven to be nutritionally at risk. In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must fall in the specified categories of individuals and should be medically proven to be nutritionally at risk by a healthcare professional