All Eligible Michigan Families to Receive $95 Additional Food Assistance
All eligible Michigan families are to receive another set of food assistance to continue to help with the high cost of groceries this month ahead of the holidays. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient Michigan families, formerly known as food stamps, will receive at least $95 more in December, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced Tuesday.
More than 1.3 million Michiganders in more than 700,000 households will receive this additional food assistance for eligible families according to a released statement by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
According to a published post by Detroit Free Press, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stated that this extra $95 will help Michiganders feed their families during the holiday season. She followed that she will continue to work with their partners at the federal and state levels so that residents can keep their hard-earned dollars to pay for other critical household expenses.
Eligible Michigan Families To Receive At Least $95 More In Food Assistance
The additional amount will automatically be loaded onto Bridge Cards together with previously extended benefits. Benefits have been added through Dec. 24 and show as a separate payment from benefits already loaded on cards earlier this month. As stated by MDHHS, there is no need to reapply for additional benefits.
Those receiving food assistance benefits also received a cost of living increase. Since last year food inflation has run at double digits. This shows that consumers have been paying more for grocery items such as staples like eggs and dairy.
The month of November shows that grocery costs rose 12% over the last 12 months according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly Consumer Price Index report released last Tuesday. The cost of cereals, bakery products, dairy, and related dairy products is up more than 16% year-over-year. Eggs cost nearly 50% more than this time last year.
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