> Michigan Food Assistance Program
The Michigan Food Assistance Program supplements the food purchasing power of low-income individuals and families. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds 100 percent of this program. The state and Federal governments share administrative costs. The Department of Human Services (DHS) determines eligibility for food assistance.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Michigan and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) 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 517-373-0707.
Program Contact Information:
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