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 into their rent cost.  As of today’s date, letters have gone out to many SNAP households. We have had several questions regarding this benefit and we would like to take this opportunity to address some […]

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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 rent, and have not received the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) benefit elsewhere. A sample of the letter is provided below. There will be $20.01 deposited on clients’ Bridge Card, and the funds can […]

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Phone App Assisting with SNAP in NYC

Phone App Assisting with SNAP in NYC

  On July 24, 2017, Nikita Stewart, with the New York Times, wrote an article about a new phone app that is making life easier for caseworkers and SNAP recipients in New York City. The app allows clients to take pictures of verification documents and upload the documents to their case. Read the full article.

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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 their food assistance benefits in the following states: Alabama, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington. Amazon and Wal-Mart are two of the ten online retailers that have been selected by the Food […]

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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 some Bridge Card recipients additional benefits that date back to 2014. They refer to the amount as a “lost benefit.” This was an error related to the Heat and Utility Standard Allowance changes. This Allowance […]

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