Myths about Michigan Food Stamps, EBT or Bridge Card

Think you can’t get Food Stamps if you are homeless? Not true!  You do not need an address to receive Food Stamps. If you need to, you can even pick up your Food Stamps at the DHS office. Click here to read more about receiving Food Stamps if you’re homeless.

Bridge Card / Michigan EBT Free Drawings

Think you can’t get Food Stamps if you own a car? Not trueFood Stamp rules have changed.  If you are low income, you can still receive Food Stamps, even if you have car.  Click here to read more about Food Stamp eligibility.

Think you can’t get Food Stamps if you are working? Not trueMost people who work at jobs with low wages are still eligible for Food Stamps.  Click here to check out our Food Stamp Calculator and calculate your Food Stamp budget.

Think that applying for Food Stamps isn’t worth the trouble because most people are only eligible for $10 anyway?  Not true!  The amount of Food Stamp benefits depends on family size, income and certain expenses. For example, a mother with two children who works full time at $7.00 per hour and pays $350 in rent could receive $180 in Food Stamps per month.  Click here to check out our Food Stamp Calculator and calculate your Food Stamp budget.

Think that if you want to apply for Food Stamps you have to go to the DHS office in person? Not true!  You can apply for Food Stamps by mail. You may have to attend an interview at the DHS office later, but if you are elderly, disabled or cannot attend for other reasons, such as work or transportation difficulty, DHS may be able to do a phone interview.

Think that if you get Food Stamps you will have to go to Work First? Not true!  Work First rules will not apply to you unless you also receive FIP cash assistance.

Think that you cannot get Food Stamps if you have a savings account? Not true!  Food Stamp rules have changed. If you are low income, you can still receive Food Stamps, even if you have modest savings, such as a retirement account.
 
Think that when you get Food Stamps you have to use coupons at the grocery store? Not true!  Food Stamp benefits now come on a debit card, called the Michigan Bridge Card. The Bridge Card looks like and works like a regular ATM or debit card.

Information Not Legal Advice. This web site has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information on this web site is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation.

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