Category: Bridge Card

Early Food Assistance Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Michigan issuing March and April food assistance benefits early. MDHHS will be issuing food assistance benefits early ...
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MDHHS February SNAP Benefits Announcement

MDHHS will issue February SNAP benefits onto Bridge Cards beginning January 19. MDHHS has advised that households be mindful and budget ...
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USDA Announces Plan to Protect SNAP Participants’ Access to SNAP in February

Via USDA At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a plan ...
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Positive resident experiences nets Michigan’s MI Bridges application website national, state awards

Via Michigan.gov/mdhhs For additional information contact: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112 Michigan’s improved MI Bridges – the self-service website where residents can apply for ...
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How SNAP Ensures Healthy Aging

Via NCOA By Erin Kee Proper nutrition is essential for older adults to age well. Yet 2.8 million households with an ...
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MiCAFE Network: Gwen’s Story

Gwen, a MiCAFE Network Client, shares how MiCAFE Network Application Assistants assisted her with benefits access ...
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September is Hunger Action Month: Take Action and Fight Hunger!

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist When September hits, many people start to think of fall. We start to see a lot of red, orange, ...
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Bridge Card Use at Farmers Markets to Continue

Early this summer, the MiCAFE Network sent out a blog indicating a reported concern that some Farmers markets would not ...
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Bridge Card Holders Can Double Their Purchasing Power at Farmers Markets

Press Release via MDHHS LANSING, Mich. – As summer arrives, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan ...
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Identity Theft Education Program Opportunity

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Identity theft is a growing problem in our country. In 2016, Michigan ranked #6 ...
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Link to the New MI Bridges platform is available on MI SOAP

The new MI Bridges platform is available and can be accessed through MiSOAP.org after you click “Apply for benefits” and ...
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SNAP Associated With Better Health, Reduced Health Care Costs

VIA cbpp.org By Brynne Keith-Jenninges SNAP (formerly food stamps) is associated with better health and lower health care costs, according ...
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Double Up at participating grocery stores in April and May 2018

Via doubleupfoodbucks.org For these two months, Double Up earnings will be paused at participating grocery stores. This means that you ...
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Medical Deductions and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist Every one of us has been asked, “What can I do to increase the dollar ...
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Free Resources for Aging Services Providers

Via ncoa.org By Brandy Bauer Whether you’re a benefits counselor at a local aging agency, or an activities director at ...
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Benefits After Incarceration: Lessons from a Pilot Study

By Sara Jackson, Network Specialist A vast number of older adults are being released from prison into communities across the country. Many ...
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MDHHS Releases User Friendly Application Assistance Forms

By Bob Wheaton, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services January 30, 2018 Michigan has debuted a more user friendly ...
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More than 300,000 Michigan residents to receive additional Home Heating Credit

Via Michigan.gov Newswire For additional information contact: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112 LANSING, Mich. – Approximately 309,000 Michigan taxpayers who received Home ...
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New MI Bridges Updates

As we continue to work with MDHHS and learn about the exciting new changes to MI Bridges, we will keep ...
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DHHS October 1, 2017 SNAP Updates: Explained

Many of the individuals that we assist through the MiCAFE Network have already begun receiving letters from DHHS informing them ...
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Food Stamps Can Cut Seniors’ Health Costs, But Most Aren’t Using Them

Via Governing.com BY J.B. WOGAN | AUGUST 31, 2017 More than half (three out of five) of the seniors who ...
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September 2017 MiCAFE Network Trainings

The MiCAFE Network has these upcoming training opportunities: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Pontiac ...
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Press Release – SNAP – Fiscal Year 2018 Adjustments

Valued MiCAFE Network Partners, Late July 2017, the Food and Nutrition Service issued the fiscal year 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) ...
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Monthly MiCAFE Network Conference Call Recap

In case you missed it, this month’s MiCAFE Network conference call took place on August 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m ...
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USDA SNAP Recipes

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist There are many resources available to support SNAP recipients with accessing nutritious meals. The United ...
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LIHEAP letter Q and A

Hello everyone, We are doing a follow up regarding the LIHEAP payments for SNAP recipients who have utility cost rolled ...
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Online SNAP Farmers Market Tours

MIFMA (Michigan Farmers Market Association) is hosting SNAP farmers market tours online on: Tuesday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. – ...
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LIHEAP Notification Letter

The State of Michigan has sent a letter to SNAP recipients whose heat and utility expenses are rolled into their ...
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Flint Families Can Get Nutritious Food at Mobile Pantry in August

via michigan.gov/mdhhs July 31, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2017 CONTACT: Erica Quealy, 517-241-2112 LANSING, Mich. – Flint families may get ...
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Piloting Online Food Purchasing in a SNAP

by Dawn Kepler, Project Administrator By early 2018, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will be able to make purchases online using ...
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MI Bridges Updates

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has been working hard to revamp MI Bridges. They have engaged ...
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MDHHS Policy Update (Big News!)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has announced some changes that could benefit those who have heating expenses ...
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Bridge Card “Lost Benefit” Information

by Lyndsy Gamet, MiCAFE Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has determined that it owes ...
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