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Persons convicted of drug related felonies to be eligible for SNAP starting July 1st

People with felony drug convictions will be eligible for SNAP, formerly food stamps, beginning in July.

From MDHS:

• Persons with a felony drug conviction are no longer banned from receiving SNAP benefits, if otherwise eligible.

• Convicted drug felons who are currently a part of a SNAP household, will be automatically added to the SNAP benefit.

• Those households, without other changes, will receive an increase in benefits for the month of July and thereafter.

• No action is needed on the part of the SNAP households who currently consist of a convicted drug felon.

• Anyone convicted of a drug felony who is not currently included in a SNAP household, can now apply and receive benefits if eligible.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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