Early Food Assistance Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Michigan issuing March and April food assistance benefits early.

MDHHS will be issuing food assistance benefits early in March and April. This is an effort to reduce the gap between benefits issuance, as February benefits were issued at the end of January due to the partial federal government shutdown.

MDHHS has stated, “March benefits are scheduled to be issued on March 3, 4 or 5. April benefits will be issued April 3-12. May payments will be issued as regularly scheduled.”

As a reminder, in Michigan, a numeric schedule is used to issue food assistance benefits and this schedule is over a 21-day period throughout the month. It is estimated that 1.2 million Michiganders receive food assistance through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is administered by MDHHS.

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