Michigan households receiving food assistance to get extra $95 in June

Michiganders receiving SNAP benefits to get at least additional $95 in June

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Michigan residents receiving food assistance will get additional benefits in June thanks to federal COVID funding.

Michigan households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive at least an additional $95 for the month of June, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

Officials said Friday that eligible households will see the additional benefits on their Bridge Card from June 12-22. The additional benefits will be loaded onto the card in a separate payment from the regular monthly assistance, officials said.

Those participating in the state’s food assistance program do not need to re-apply to receive the additional benefits.

Officials say that June is the second month that all Michigan households will receive the additional benefits.

Prior to that, households participating in the program were receiving additional assistance to bring them to the the maximum monthly benefits allowed. Families receiving the maximum monthly benefits were not previously eligible for additional COVID benefits, officials said, but they will be in June.

Below are the maximum monthly benefits for eligible Michigan households, as listed by the MDHHS:

  • 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

Officials say more than 1.2 million Michigan residents currently receive SNAP benefits through the state’s food assistance program.

“As we continue to return to normal, it’s important to note that there are still many people who are struggling due to the global pandemic,” said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director. “MDHHS believes it is critically important to help people feed their families.”

Michigan residents can check the balance on their Bridge Card online right here. Questions about additional benefits can be directed to individual caseworkers by phone or by email.

Click here to read the full announcement from the MDHHS.

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