Category: Bridge Card

Asset Limit Change Postponed

On October 17th, MDHHS announced a policy change regarding asset limits for certain benefits. Initially, the asset limit increase was ...
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MDHHS Asset Limit Update

On our September MiCAFE conference call, we mentioned that the State of Michigan was considering increasing the asset limit for ...
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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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