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  • SNAP UPDATE: June 2021 Benefits
    As previously reported, the federal government changed the extra, emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments that several SNAP recipients had been receiving since March of 2020. The extra payments have changed unless you received more than $95 a month in extra SNAP...
  • P-EBT Expanding to Children Under 6 who also Receives SNAP
    The Rhode Island Department of Human Services continues to work with schools and the RI Department of Education (RIDE) to issue monthly P-EBT benefits to households with school age children who receive free and reduced-price meals at school through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), but were
  • SNAP UPDATE: May 2021 Benefits
    As previously reported in a news post on April 15, 2021, the federal government recently changed the extra, emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments that several SNAP recipients had been receiving since March of 2020. The extra payments have now changed unless you...
  • DHS WILL GIVE SUPPLEMENTAL ELECTRICITY GRANTS TO ABOUT 24,000 LIHEAP RECIPIENTS
    CRANSTON, RI Similar to a grant given during the summer of 2020, the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) will give a one-time, $400 supplemental electricity grant to our Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) customers who were given heating grants this past heating season (...
  • SNAP UPDATE: Minimum Supplemental Payment Set for SNAP Recipients
    The federal government recently approved that some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will receive a minimum supplemental payment of $95 each month. Affected Rhode Island SNAP recipients will receive the April supplemental payment in April sometime after April 16, 2021.

Customer Portal

The RI Department of Human Services (DHS) and HealthSourceRI (HSRI) online Customer Portal increases access to DHS, Health Coverage programs and personal case management by giving customers the ability to apply for benefits, see notices sent by DHS, complete renewal, report income and household changes and other functions. This deck explains more about the portal’s features and how to best use it.

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