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Issue Alert - 04-07-06

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Date:

Jul 06, 2004

Issue Summary:

In-person interviews are no longer required for persons receiving CDC.

Persons Affected:

Persons receiving CDC for their children

For More Information:

Michigan Poverty Law Program 611 Church Street, Suite 4A Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3000(734) 998-6100(734) 998-9125 Fax


Background

Child Day Care (CDC)

What's Happening?

As part of its workload reduction efforts, FIA is no longer requiring in-person interviews for CDC redeterminations. Clients still must complete the redetermination process every 12 months but no longer need to do the in-person interview.

What Should Advocates Do?

Advocates should make clients aware that they no longer have to go into FIA for an interview for their CDC redetermination.This is also a good opportunity to remind low-income clients that they can also seek Medicaid without an interview, and can ask to waive the interviews required for Food Stamps if attending the interview would be a hardship due to transportation problems, work or school schedules, etc.

What Should Clients Do?

Clients should be aware that they no longer have to go into FIA for an interview for their CDC redetermination. They will still have to submit to FIA any requested information for their CDC redetermination.

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.