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TANF Michigan

Information on TANF Michigan Program. TANF Michigan is also called Family Independence Program (FIP)

TANF Michigan is a support service for Florida families.  The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) Michigan is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living.  Eligible TANF households receive monthly cash and Medicaid benefits. TANF uses state funds to provide cash assistance to families.

Under TANF, eligible adults are limited to receiving benefits for a total of 60 months in their lifetime, including months of TANF-funded assistance granted in other states. Once this limit is reached, that adult and all members of his or her FA household are ineligible to receive any more TANF benefits. The 60 months need not be consecutive, but rather each individual month in which TANF-funded benefits are received is included in the lifetime count

Do You Qualify for TANF Michigan?

To qualify for Michigan TANF:

  • you must be a resident of Michigan,
  • either pregnant OR responsible for a child under 19 years of age,
  • a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident,
  • have low or very low income,
  • and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

TANF Michigan Application Process:

There are three ways to apply for TANF Michigan Program
Apply online for assistance programs at www.michigan.gov/mibridges.

You may bring, mail or fax your assistance application to the DHS offi ce in your area. You can find the address and phone number to the office in your area in your phone book under the state
government section, or online at www.michigan.gov/dhs-countyoffices.

For more information on the Michigan TANF program, you may call:517-373-0707