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Oct 07, 2004

The Primary Caretaker must be determined for children that have multiple caretakers who do not live together.

Sep 17, 2004

Michigan's policies for determining incoming eligibility or spenddown amounts for "SSI related" Medicaid eligiblity categories violate federal Medicaid law

Sep 17, 2004

FIA has clarified its definition of homelessness for SER relocation services to include persons living in HUD transitional housing.

Sep 17, 2004

Relocation services for SER are now offered to families who are currently living in “high energy” housing to move to housing that is more energy efficient.

Sep 17, 2004

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which assists low-income clients with shut off notices for utilities, is now an automated process for those receiving the Family Independence Program (FIP), the Food Assistance Program (FAP) and Social Security Income (SSI).

Sep 13, 2004

SER denials based on disqualifications from the Food Stamp program due to alleged intentional program violations (IPVs) appear to be unlawful

Sep 08, 2004

The fiscal caps for SER have increased for the next fiscal year

Aug 20, 2004

Families that include an undocumented person are no longer barred from receiving SER. Program Policy Bulletin 2004-16 SER Item 202.

Aug 20, 2004

The Family Independence Agency (FIA) is soliciting comments on the content and design of a new application form -- REVISED ALERT OCTOBER 18, 2004

Jul 15, 2004

Family Independence Agency policies have been clarified to protect recipient's rights to have eligibility under other categories reviewed when eligibility based on age or pregnancy ends, but problems remain for individuals who receive Medicaid in some other categories

Jul 15, 2004

Effective July 1, 2004, families with children do not have to meet an employment requirement in order to qualify for Family Support Services.

Jul 15, 2004

Recent changes in social security law may result in automatically canceled benefits for recipients who are considered "fugitive felons" - but recent court decisions have shown that classification to be rebuttable.

Jul 14, 2004

Individuals may obtain and submit voter registrations at their local FIA office

Jul 14, 2004

Families with children who receive Family Independence Program (FIP) cash assistance for August 2004 will receive a $40 annual clothing allowance for each child that is age 4 through 18.

Jul 07, 2004

The Michigan Family Independence Agency has issued policy requiring Medicaid and Adult Medical Program (AMP) applicants and recipients who own U.S. Savings bonds to seek waiver of the waiting period to cash their bonds, if the cash value of the bonds would make the individual over-asset for Medicaid or Adult Medical Program.