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Additional SNAP food benefits approved for 350,000 Michigan families

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Posted at 4:35 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 08:18:18-04

MICHIGAN — About 350,000 Michigan families will soon have more access to SNAP benefits.

“No Michigander should have to worry about putting food on the table for themselves and their families, especially during a global pandemic,” said Gov. Whitmer. “Now, tens of thousands of Michiganders will be able to access the food they need while we work to slow the spread of COVID-19. As this crisis continues, I will continue to work with all of my partners across state government to ensure support for Michigan families.”

Recipients who are eligible will see benefits on their bridge cards by March 30.

“Families need a hand putting food on the table during this crisis,” said MDHHS Director Robert Gordon. “It’s our job to offer that support as quickly and compassionately as we can. MDHHS is cutting red tape, eliminating requirements that have no place today, and expanding support where we can. Our staff are doing an incredible job stepping up to the challenge.”

Here's a a breakdown of how the new benefits for families:

  • One person: $194.
  • Two persons: $355.
  • Three persons: $509.
  • Four persons: $646.
  • Five persons: $768.
  • Six persons: $921.
  • Seven persons: $1,018.
  • Eight persons: $1,164.

To check on your benefits visit to www.michigan.gov/mibridges or by contacting a consumer service representative at 888-678-8914.