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Issue Alert - 02-09-07

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Date:

Oct 01, 2002

Issue Summary:

Cash supplements over $1,000 will be issued as warrants instead of being deposited into a recipient’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) account.

Persons Affected:

FIP and SDA recipients who receive cash supplements over $1,000.


Background

Family Independence Program (FIP), State Disability Assistance (SDA)

What's Happening?

Because the Bridge Card, like most debit cards, has daily withdrawal limits and ATM surcharges, FIA will issue all supplements in excess of $1,000 as warrants.

Finding Help

Most legal aid and legal services office handle these type of cases, and they do not charge a fee. You can locate the "free" legal services or legal aid office that serves your county on the Michigan Legal Assistance Network website (http://www.mlan.net/locate.html) or look in the yellow pages under "attorneys" or call the toll-free lawyer referral number, (800) 968-0738