Michigan Households Are Eligible For Additional Food Assistance In Response to Covid-19

An additional 350,000 families will receive extra food assistance under approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, bringing the total in Michigan receiving extra benefits due to the pandemic to more than 700,000.

Beginning this month, all households that receive food assistance benefits will be eligible for the additional amount.

Now all households will receive an increase of at least $95 monthly, even if they are already receiving the maximum payment or are close to that amount.

Households eligible for Food Assistance Program benefits will receive additional benefits in May to bring all current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cases to the maximum monthly allowance for that group size.

Below are the maximum allowable benefits for SNAP customers based on their respective household size:

  • One Person: $234
  • Two Persons: $430
  • Three Persons: $616
  • Four Persons: $782
  • Five Persons: $929
  • Six Persons: $1,114
  • Seven Persons: $1,232
  • Eight Persons: $1,408

Eligible clients will see additional food assistance benefits on their Bridge Card May 15-25.

Eligible families do not need to re-apply to receive the additional benefits. People who receive food assistance can check their benefits balance on their Michigan Bridge Card by going online to www.michigan.gov/MIBridges or calling a consumer service representative toll-free at 888-678-8914. They can also ask questions about the additional benefits by calling or emailing their caseworker.

 

Categories: Coronavirus Support