As this crisis continues, I will continue to work with all of my partners across state government to ensure support for Michigan families. Nearly 1. Households eligible for Food Assistance Program benefits will receive additional benefits in March and April to bring all current SNAP cases to the maximum monthly allowance for that group size.
This change only applies to customers not currently receiving the maximum benefit amount.
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Thehouseholds that receive increased benefits represent more than 55 percent of the nearlyMichigan households that received food assistance in February. The remaining households already receive the maximum benefit. Eligible clients will see additional food assistance benefits on their Bridge Card by Monday, March Below is the maximum allowable benefit for SNAP customers based on their respective household size:.
MDHHS is cutting red tape, eliminating requirements that have no place today, and expanding support where we can.
Our staff are doing an incredible job stepping up to the challenge. The federal government is providing additional funding to states for food assistance under House Resolutionthe Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Department of Agriculture USDA to temporarily suspend federal work requirements affecting close to 27, able-bodied adults without dependents to reduce the financial impact of COVID No action is needed for eligible adults to be temporarily exempt from the requirements.
Aboutadditional able-bodied adults are already exempt from the requirement.
Additional food assistance for , michigan families approved in response to covid emergency; snap work requirements also temporarily waived
Effective Tuesday, April 1, the three-month time limit for failing to meet work requirements will be lifted for able-bodied adults ages 18 through 49, who have no minor-age children, and are able to work but are not working 80 hours a month. Without the waiver due to COVID, they could only receive food assistance benefits for up to three months within a month period without meeting work requirements. The suspension of the time limit will continue through the end of the month following the month in which the COVID public health emergency declaration is lifted by the secretary of U.
Health and Human Services.
MDHHS will provide updates when it receives notice of additional changes to the work requirements. People who receive food assistance can check their benefits balance on their Michigan Bridge Card by going online to www.
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