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Oct 01, 2007

Beginning October 1st, food assistance standards and deductions have changed, as have food assistance income limits and allotment amounts.

Aug 10, 2007

Michigan Medicaid policies set the age limit for a “child” too low, which may result in unlawful denial of Medicaid, or unlawfully high deductibles, for parents and siblings of children ages 18-20 who are in school

Jul 10, 2007

Termination or reduction of FAP based on noncompliance with employment or self-sufficiency related requirements may violate federal law in some cases

Jun 28, 2007

The Medicaid divestment rules have changed as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

Jun 27, 2007

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 redefined how some assets are counted for purposes of Medicaid eligibility.

Jun 26, 2007

Local health departments are responsible for completing the DCH-1164, Guarantee of Payment for Pregnancy Related Services, not Department of Human Services (DHS) staff.

Jun 20, 2007

DHS has issued Interim policy eliminating the “good cause period” for clients accused of noncompliance with work, Work First, or JET requirements

May 25, 2007

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued policies interpreting and implementing many 2006 legislative changes beginning April 2007, including new “work-related” requirements, Work First/JET deferrals, and penalties for noncompliance

May 23, 2007

DHS has issued some policy clarifications regarding the new Welfare Reform Procedures

May 22, 2007

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued policy effective May 1, 2007 which requires a "mini-screening" of all Family Independence Program (FIP) applicants at the time of their application interview and allows DHS to assign FIP applicants to the Work First or Jobs Education Training (JET) program before their FIP case is opened

Apr 17, 2007

Beginning February 1, 2007, Extended Family Independence Program (EFIP) will provide $10 per month for 6 months to certain working families whose FIP cases otherwise would close due to earnings

Apr 16, 2007

The Department of Human Services will schedule a meeting to discuss good cause but will not make home visits before imposing penalties for failure to cooperate with establishing paternity or collecting child support

Apr 16, 2007

Effective April 2007, when calculating FAP benefits, the Department of Human Services (DHS) will budget the last amount of Family Independence Program (FIP) received for the minimum length of the FIP penalty in cases where FIP had been terminated for noncompliance with employment of self-sufficiency related requirements

Apr 16, 2007

Effective April 2007, women who have other health insurance cannot qualify for Plan First! even if their health insurance does not cover family planning services

Apr 16, 2007

Effective April 2007, the Department of Human Services (DHS) no longer will deny or terminate impose Medicaid penalties based on a FIP applicant’s non-compliance with work or self-sufficiency requirements, and the minimum length of a Medicaid penalty for noncompliant FIP recipients remains one month