Program DescriptionThe 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 RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Michigan and you must have an annual household income of less than $22,344 if one person lives in the household; $30,264 if two people live in the household; $38,184 if three people live in the household; $46,104 if four people live in the household; $54,024 if five people live in the household; $61,944 if six people live in the household; $69,864 if seven people live in the household; or $77,784 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $660 for each additional person in the home.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessYou can apply online at https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/.
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
For more information, visit: http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5453_5527-21832--,00.html