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Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance will receive additional payment in June

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Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 12:03 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will receive an additional payment in June.

Close to 700,000 Michigan households will benefit under approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

“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 MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel.

June is the second month that all Michigan households will receive the additional benefits. Eligible households will receive an increase of at least $95 monthly.

Eligible clients will see additional food assistance benefits on their Bridge Card from June 12-22. Additional benefits will be loaded onto Bridge Cards as a separate payment from the assistance that is provided earlier in the month.

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

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.

Additional funding was also available last month.

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