Possible Changes to Government Aid
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would audit Medicaid recipients and tighten restrictions on other government aid.
The proposed House Bill 1116 would use an outside company to verify recipients’ financial information and residency to determine if they are still eligible for aid. Any discrepancy would cause them to temporarily lose aid if they do not respond to an auditor’s request for information within 10 days.
The bill also says Mississippi’s food stamp and welfare programs would pay the absolute minimum required by federal law.