SNAP benefits to increase for Michiganders in October

All Michigan families who are eligible for SNAP benefits will receive an additional monthly payment in October due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced.

Eligible clients will see additional food assistance benefits on their Bridge Card from October 23 through November 1.

These benefits will be loaded onto the cards as a separate payment from the assistance that is given earlier in the month.

“Helping families address food insecurity during the pandemic is one of MDHHS’s top priorities,” said Lewis Roubal, senior deputy director for opportunity. “With help from our federal partners, we are helping families put more nutritious food on the table.”

More than 1.25 million Michiganders in nearly 700,000 households will receive additional food assistance benefits.

Those who receive food assistance can check their benefits balance on their Bridge Card online here or by calling a consumer service representative toll-free at 888-678-8914.

Customer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Spanish and Arabic service is available.

If you are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing or speech-impaired, please call the Michigan Relay Center at 711.

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