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Mississippi Code Title 43. Public Welfare § 43-9-15. Determination;  additional funds available;  notice

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Upon completion of the investigation, the county department shall determine in accordance with the rules and regulations of the state department, whether the applicant is eligible for assistance under the provisions of this chapter, the amount of assistance he shall receive, and the date upon which such assistance shall begin.  All checks for such assistance shall be mailed by the state department or county welfare office to the recipients at their postoffice address.  The director of the state department shall determine whether such checks shall be mailed by the state department or by the county welfare office.

It shall be the duty of the state department insofar as is practicable to provide assistance to eligible persons, who, due to limitations of available funds have not been placed upon the assistance rolls, as soon as practicable after additional funds become available to the department and prior to making a general increase in assistance grants to persons already on said assistance rolls.  However, nothing in this section shall be construed to bar or limit any county department of public welfare from granting individual increases in the amount of assistance to recipients based upon their individual needs.  The state department shall, as soon as made possible by the availability of additional funds, take steps to eliminate all waiting lists.  The state department or the office of public welfare of the various counties shall notify each applicant concerning the action taken on his or her application for assistance, and if the application for assistance is denied, the applicant shall be notified and given the reasons for such denial, and the lack of money shall not constitute a reason for such denial.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 43. Public Welfare § 43-9-15. Determination;  additional funds available;  notice - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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