> Michigan Family Independence Program
The Family Independence Program (FIP) provides cash assistance to families with children and pregnant women to help them pay for living expenses such as rent, heat, utilities, clothing, food and personal care items.
FIP applicants and recipients may be assigned to the Jet Program through Work First for assistance in finding a job or to develop needed job skills. Jet is designed to establish and maintain a connection to the labor market for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients. To make this connection, participants are placed into employment and occupationally relevant education and training programs.
Help with transportation, childcare and other needs related to employment and training may be provided.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Michigan, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.
Only a Family Independence Specialist or Eligibility Specialist at the Department of Human Services (DHS) can accurately determine your family's eligibility for FIP. Ask for details when turning in a completed application at your local DHS County Office.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
The Department of Human Services must help all persons fill out the application, when requested, if you need help, please call or visit your local DHS County Office:
If you need an interpreter, you may use one of your choice or the agency will provide one. If you are refused help in filling out the application, you may call:
For more information please visit this website and click on the links under "Family Independence Program":