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Sep 19, 2003

Coverage for Dental, Chiropractic, Podiatric, and Hearing Aid Services Ends for Adults on October 1, 2003

Sep 18, 2003

The Michigan Court of Appeals in a split decision has allowed a biological father to establish paternity even though the mother was married to someone else at the time the child was conceived and born.

Aug 18, 2003

Food Stamp recipients in SE Michigan will automatically receive replacement benefits. Households that lost more than one half of their August Food Stamp allotment should ask for additional replacement benefits by August 24.

Jul 01, 2003

FIA's application for assistance (FIA-1171) and the one-page filing application (FIA-1171F) are now available online for printing at www.michigan.gov/fia

Jun 09, 2003

Income limits have changed for Healthy Kids, AD-Care, Medicare Savings Program, Qualified Disabled Working Individuals (QDWI), RAP-Medical, TMA-Plus

May 01, 2003

Additional energy-assistance funds available to local Family Independence Agency (FIA) offices.

Apr 17, 2003

Legal Guardians can keep FIP even if biological parent is in the home

Apr 01, 2003

Additional low-income Medicare beneficiaries 2 (ALMB2) and Michigan Transitional Medical Assistance (MTMA) eliminated.

Apr 01, 2003

Qualified immigrants who have been in the U.S. legally for 5 years may now be eligible for Food Assistance.

Apr 01, 2003

The Family Independence Agency (FIA) has issued policy clarifying that it can accept the supplemental SER application (FIA-1514) via fax for applicants who already have an active FIA case.

Apr 01, 2003

State Emergency Relief (SER) will no longer provide emergency funds for households to replace furniture or appliances that were lost to fire, natural disaster or civil disorder.

Apr 01, 2003

Family Independence Agency (FIA) policy now states that a child's eligibility for Healthy Kids Medicaid continues until redetermination unless the child reaches age 19, moves out of the state, becomes ineligible due to "institutional status" or dies.

Apr 01, 2003

Green plastic 'mihealth' card replaces blue paper Medicaid cards that were sent to recipients monthly.

Apr 01, 2003

FIA will now send Child Day Care payments for Day Care Aides to the recipient in the recipient's name. The recipient will then have to pay the Day Care Aide with that money.

Apr 01, 2003

FIA will no longer approve applications for day care assistance when the applicant qualifies for less than 70% of FIA's maximum payment rate.

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