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Issue Alert - 04-03-02

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Date:

Apr 01, 2004

Issue Summary:

Restaurants authorized to take the food stamp ebt cards are now on-line

Persons Affected:

Persons receiving food stamps


Background

Food Stamps, PRT 262

What's Happening?

FIA is putting the list of approved restaurants on their website. Advocates and clients can access the updated information to find out if a certain restaurant is authorized to take food stamps.To access this website go to the main FIA website:http://www.michigan.gov/fia. Click on "Doing Business with FIA," and then click on the EBT. Click on Participating Retailers, Retaurants and ATMs.You can also copy and paste the web address below to go directly to the site.http://www.michigan.gov/fia/0,1607,7-124-5455_7034_7333-84112--,00.htmlProgram Policy Bulletin 2004-005 (eff 4/1/04)

Finding Help

Most legal aid and legal services offices handle these types 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 LawHelp web site (http://MI.LawHelp.org) or look in the yellow pages under "attorneys" or call the toll-free lawyer referral number, (800) 968-0738.