MO.gov News Feed: Department of Social Services /news-rss?filter=social_services MO.gov News Feed: Department of Social Services Mon, 30 Jan 2023 09:02:23 +0000 en-us Medicaid eligibility annual renewals to resume April 1 with federal legislation signed into law https://dss.mo.gov/press/12-30-2022-medicaid-eligibility.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/12-30-2022-medicaid-eligibility.htm Fri, 30 Dec 2022 12:45:01 +0000 The federal government has announced that states will be required to resume annual renewals for MO HealthNet (Missouri Medicaid) beginning April 1, 2023. Annual renewals have not been required since January 2020, which is when the Federal Public... Governor Parson Proclaims November Adoption Awareness Month https://dss.mo.gov/press/11-21-2022-adoption-awareness-month.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/11-21-2022-adoption-awareness-month.htm Mon, 21 Nov 2022 12:45:01 +0000 Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation designating November Adoption Awareness Month in Missouri to encourage all Missourians to learn more about the need for adoptive families and how to best support the youth awaiting adoption... Missouri Department of Social Services working with Medically Complex Children, their Families and Advocates to Improve Access to In-Home Nursing Services through Settlement https://dss.mo.gov/press/09-08-2022-medically-complex-children.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/09-08-2022-medically-complex-children.htm Thu, 08 Sep 2022 13:45:01 +0000 Seven children with medically complex conditions and the Caring for Complex Kids Coalition have reached a settlement with the Missouri Department of Social Services in the case S.J, et. al v. Knodell. Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and the National Health... Department of Social Services warns Missourians of EBT credential harvesting scheme https://dss.mo.gov/press/08-19-2022-dss-warns-ebt-scheme.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/08-19-2022-dss-warns-ebt-scheme.htm Fri, 19 Aug 2022 13:45:01 +0000 The Department of Social Services warns Missourians to be alert of phishing attempts to steal login credentials for their EBT card. FIS Global, Missouri’s EBT card vendor, has warned of emails being sent to clients impersonating FIS... SNAP recipients impacted by flooding get replacement benefit extension https://dss.mo.gov/press/08-10-2022-replacement-benefit-extension.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/08-10-2022-replacement-benefit-extension.htm Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:45:01 +0000 Missourians who lost food purchased with their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due flooding in St. Charles County, St. Louis City, or St. Louis County will now have until August 24th to report their loss to the Family... DSS announces new Specialty Health Plan, awards contract to Home State Health https://dss.mo.gov/press/06-02-2022-new-specialty-health-plan.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/06-02-2022-new-specialty-health-plan.htm Thu, 02 Jun 2022 13:45:01 +0000 This summer, the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) will launch a new Specialty Health Plan, called Show Me Healthy Kids, to help provide unified healthcare coverage to youth who are in DSS custody, former foster children... Missouri celebrates National Foster Care Month https://dss.mo.gov/press/05-02-2022-national-foster-care-month.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/05-02-2022-national-foster-care-month.htm Mon, 02 May 2022 13:45:01 +0000 Governor Parson signed a proclamation designating May Foster Care Month in Missouri, a time to recognize the vital role of foster parents and their support of children in need of loving, temporary... Child Abuse Prevention Month emphasizes the importance of communities working together to keep children safe https://dss.mo.gov/press/04-01-2022-child-abuse-prevention-month.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/04-01-2022-child-abuse-prevention-month.htm Fri, 01 Apr 2022 13:45:01 +0000 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Department of Social Services (DSS) Children’s Division asks you to join us in raising awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention in your community. This year’s theme is... New program now available to help low-income Missourians with water and wastewater bills https://dss.mo.gov/press/03-01-2022-lihwap-new-program.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/03-01-2022-lihwap-new-program.htm Tue, 01 Mar 2022 12:45:01 +0000 The Department of Social Services has begun accepting applications for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), a new program that may be able to help with a one-time payment for water and/or...