In Michigan, TANF applicants must meet both the state and federal guidelines for the program. The federal government requires that individuals meet the monetary and non-monetary state guidelines, complete work-related activities, provide paternity information about the children in the household, and report as required by the state. The federal guidelines have been built into each state.s program, as this is required in order for states to receive the block grants that fund TANF. Therefore, it is really only necessary that applicants be aware of and meet the requirements as outlined by the state of Michigan. To read more about the federal TANF eligibility guidelines, click here. In order to qualify for FIP benefits in Michigan, applicants must live in state and be legal immigrants or U.S. citizens. Countable assets are limited to $3000. Those who receive TANF in Michigan must satisfy the conditions of the work rules. Use the Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS) to determine eligibility. Michigan TANF Program.
In Michigan, FIP benefits are available to eligible residents for a maximum of 48 months (4 years). In 2005, the maximum TANF benefit for a family of three was $459 per month or $5508 per year. FIP benefits are higher in counties with higher unemployment rates.
The food stamp program is a federal program run by state and local agencies, it is for low income families. In most states the same rules for TANF apply for food stamps. If you meet the requirements for TANF, you meet the requirements for food stamps. Find out how to apply for food stamps in MI or check your Michigan EBT Card balance.