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Date Summary
Jul 12, 2011 The ability of Medicaid applicants and recipients to submit medical evidence in hearings about eligibility for disability-based Medicaid has been severely restricted under new state policies.
Apr 18, 2011 Benefits under the Michigan Combined Application Project (MICAP) will increase beginning May 1, 2011
Apr 18, 2011 The ability of Medicaid applicants and recipients to submit medical evidence in hearings about eligibility for disability-based Medicaid has been severely restricted under new state policies.
Nov 08, 2010 Beginning October 1st, food assistance standards and deductions have changed, as have food assistance income limits and allotment amounts.
Nov 08, 2010 DHS has (again) revised its policy and procedures on exemptions (deferrals) from Jobs Education Training (JET) requirements for persons with disabilities
Sep 13, 2010

Enrollment in the AMP/ABW/Plan A will be open October 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010

Aug 25, 2010

Parents or caretakers who are identified as not cooperating with child support enforcement activities for children in their care will be receiving a notice and a form they must fill out to prevent child support enforcement penalties, before DHS activates a new computer interface that is expected to impose penalties in a large number of cases

Jul 16, 2010

DHS no longer requires caseworkers to extend the time for providing verification at least once when the applicant or recipient cannot provide the verification despite a reasonable effort

Jul 15, 2010

Under policy effective July 1, 2010, the Department of Human Services will review eligibility under ALL Medicaid eligibility categories before terminating Medicaid

Apr 28, 2010

Effective December 19, 2009, the five year bar for food assistance (FAP), Family Independence Program (FIP), SSI and federal Medicaid (MA) eligibility no longer applies to Iraqi and Afghan citizens who entered the U.S. with Special Immigrant Visas rather than as refugees or asylees.

Mar 16, 2010 Medicaid or Adult Medical Program (AMP) must be opened for any applicant claiming U.S. citizenship
Jan 12, 2010

Child care aides and relative providers will have new training requirements and options. Beginning March 7, 2010, new CDC enrollees must complete a 6 hour Orientation in order to be enrolled. Existing child care aides and relative providers must complete the Orientation by September 19, 2010 or they will no longer qualify for CDC payments. Providers who complete additional, optional training will earn an additional 25 cents per hour, up to a maximum of $585 per year.

Jan 12, 2010

DHS is now recovering overpayments cause by Agency error if the overpayment is $125 or more, and the regular DHS caseworker is responsible for recoupment

Jan 05, 2010

DHS has issued policy allowing most FAP interviews to be done by telephone

Jan 05, 2010

Michigan’s Secretary of State has issued policy on granting “good cause” fee waivers for individuals unable to pay the $10 fee for a state personal identification card.