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Apr 01, 2003

FIA has reduced its maximum childcare payment rate for Relative Care Providers

Apr 01, 2003

Caretaker Relative Medicaid stays in place while lawsuits are pending

Jan 16, 2003

Department of Career Development (DCD)issues new policy allowing single parents with a child under age 6 to combine a total of 20 hours of allowable education, study time, and work to satisfy the Family Independence Program's (FIP) "40 hour work requirement," which also is used to approved Child Day Care for a parents's time in education or training.

Jan 15, 2003

Budget cuts eliminate or reduce programs and services for low-income people in Michigan.

Oct 02, 2002

Standard deduction has been restructured

Oct 01, 2002

The shelter deduction cap has been increased from $354 to $367.

Oct 01, 2002

Food Assistance Program begins using the 2002 poverty guidelines.

Oct 01, 2002

Changes to rules on how FIA will count the earnings of a minor child and earnings from self-employment.

Oct 01, 2002

Updated list of Department of Community Health (DCH) Waiver Services Agencies for the home and community-based services waiver for the elderly and disabled (HCBS), updated information about BCCCP program.

Oct 01, 2002

Caretakers of disabled spouses who were formerly deferred from Work First now are being assessed for Work First participation

Oct 01, 2002

Administrative hearings are now available for individuals denied Direct Support Services from FIA.

Oct 01, 2002

Government-issued energy payments may now be used to help meet required payments in the SER program.

Oct 01, 2002

The Family Independence Agency (FIA) requires local offices to develop criteria for the denial of overcap exceptions, to notify applicants of the reason if denied and to inform applicants of their right to a hearing.

Oct 01, 2002

SER applicants who have quit a job in the past 90 days will no longer be automatically denied SER

Oct 01, 2002

Cash supplements over $1,000 will be issued as warrants instead of being deposited into a recipient’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) account.

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