Mississippi SNAP

Mississippi SNAP provides monthly benefits that help low income households buy the food they need for for sound nutrition and well-balanced diet.

Each SNAP household will be issued an EBT card that can be used at any participating stores displaying the Quest® logo or anywhere EBT is accepted.

SNAP benefits may only be used for purchase of eligible food as well as plants and seeds that produce food for the household to eat.

Anyone may apply for SNAP benefits but the program is designed to help those who need food assistance most — the elderly and disabled, as well as Mississippians on public assistance.

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In order to qualify for SNAP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Live in Mississippi
  2. Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  3. Show proof of identity
  4. Meet certain income guidelines
  5. Have less than $2,250 in resources

FAQ #


What is the income limit for food stamps in MS? #

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Most families in Mississippi with gross income up to 130% of the federal poverty level, about $2,380 a month for a family of three, qualify for SNAP benefits.

How to apply for food stamps in Mississippi? #

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Application for SNAP can now be made online through Mississippi DHS website. It is available in English, En Español – Spanish, or Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese.

Once your application is received, the local county office will set up an interview to review your application within the next 5 days. In most cases, you’ll be notified of your eligibility no later than 30 days.

How do I check my EBT balance online in Mississippi? #

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To check your EBT card balance, you may call the Mississippi EBT Cardholder Service Center at (866) 512-5087 or check online at Connect EBT.

In case you’re unaware, the current balance of your EBT can be found on your latest grocery receipt.

If you need to stretch your budget, Mississippi Fresh Savings allows you to buy fresh fruits and vegetables on a limited budget with your SNAP card.

Find a participating location near you here.