In March, Michigan Continued to Provide Extra Food Assistance to Over 700,000 Snap-eligible Households.
In February, all of Michigan’s 1.31 million SNAP recipients will get an extra payment.
As food costs rise, this new help is intended to make groceries more accessible. Between March 19 and March 28, eligible recipients will see an increase in their food assistance on their Bridge Cards.
These benefits will be loaded onto Bridge Cards separately from the aid granted earlier in the month, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Through the state’s Food Assistance Program, almost 1.31 million people from over 700,000 households in Michigan receive federal SNAP benefits.
All households will receive the maximum benefits allowed for their size, and those who already receive the maximum will receive a $95 per month increase.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer remarked, “This relief guarantees that families can prosper and help us build on our economic momentum.”
Since April 2020, when the coronavirus epidemic started, Michigan has been providing maximum SNAP payments to all eligible households. In May 2021, all household benefit amounts were enhanced.
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Every month, the federal government must approve enhanced SNAP benefits.
A single person’s maximum benefit is $250 per month, while a family of five gets $992 per month. The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act provided funding for the increased benefits.
To get the increased SNAP benefits payment on their Bridge Cards this month, recipients do not need to apply or make any modifications. Food assistance recipients can verify the status of their Michigan Bridge Card benefits online.