New: Whitmer, DHHS announce plan to ease access to public assistance

Via Michigan Advance

By Allison Donahue

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Robert Gordon on Thursday morning announced policy changes aimed at making access to food assistance and other public benefits easier for families.

“These asset test policy changes are important because right now too many Michigan families are struggling to get ahead,” said Whitmer in a press release Thursday. “This is about doing what’s right to help more families get the resources they need and building a stronger Michigan for everyone.”The state will make the asset limits for food assistance, cash assistance and state emergency relief consistent among all programs. Effective Nov. 1, families can have up to $15,000 in assets and still be eligible for assistance through these programs.

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