Extra June Payment On The Way For Michigan Households Receiving Food Assistance
The State of Michigan announced today that those in the state already receiving food assistance will be getting an extra payment for the month of June.
On Friday the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced the payments that will be sent to nearly 700,000 households in Michigan. The payments are a distribution of funds from the federal government. The feds are providing additional funding to states for food assistance under House Resolution 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
All households getting assistance will see at least a $95 increase in payments, even if they are already receiving the state's maximum payments. Prior to this announcement, payments had been capped for those at or near the maximum amount.
The current maximum allowable payments to households getting SNAP assistance is dependent on the size of the household as follows:
- 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
MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel:
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. MDHHS believes it is critically important to help people feed their families.
More than 1.2 million people in Michigan receive federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through the state's Food Assistance Program.
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.