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Michigan extends additional food assistance through end of September

Posted at 9:22 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 21:22:50-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan has extended its additional food assistance through September, helping about 350,000 residents continue to have access to the benefits, a news release said Wednesday.

The state has provided the additional assistance since the pandemic began in March.

Eligible clients will see the benefits on their Bridge cards by Sept. 30, with payments for some households beginning Sept. 20. These will be separate payments from the benefits provided earlier in the month.

“MDHHS is committed to providing easy access to expanded food assistance to residents who are struggling to feed their families due to the impacts of the pandemic,” said Lewis Roubal, the department’s chief deputy director of opportunity. “We will continue to do everything we can to help Michiganders through these difficult times as we fight COVID-19 together.”

The maximum allowable benefit for SNAP customers is based on their household sizes:

  • 1 person: $194
  • 2 people: $355
  • 3 people: $509
  • 4 people: $646
  • 5 people: $768
  • 6 people: $921
  • 7 people: $1,018
  • 8 people: $1,164