Michigan Department of Human Services


Low Income Health Care ‘Healthy Michigan Plan’ Garners 400k Enrollees

More people in the state have health care thanks to the Healthy Michigan Plan.



Michigan Announces Child Welfare Funding Changes

The new model will establish statewide metrics to measure whether an agency is meeting a child’s needs. An agency’s future funding will depend on its performance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

DTE Energy To Receive $16M To Help Customers Pay Bills

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) will receive $16 million to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in its electric and natural gas service areas throughout Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2013

Handout photo

Judge Orders Attorney Fees Paid In Toy Ape Case

A judge has ordered the Michigan Department of Human Services to pay nearly $50,000 in attorney fees in a case brought after someone placed a 5-foot toy ape atop the cubicle of a black employee.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2013

Handout photo

Judge Fines State In Lawsuit Over Toy Ape

A judge has fined the Michigan Department of Human Services $21,000 after someone placed a 5-foot toy ape atop the cubicle of a black employee.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2013


Policy Links School Attendance, Welfare Benefits

A new policy taking effect on Oct. 1 means Michigan parents whose children don’t attend school could lose welfare cash benefits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2012

Parents Sue Mich. DHS For Adoption Fraud

Some Michigan parents are planning to file a federal lawsuit in Detroit Thursday, claiming that the state and adoption agency officials withheld crucial details about the physical and mental disabilities in the children they adopted.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2012

Mich. DHS Employee Charged With Embezzlement

The Michigan attorney general’s office has charged a state Department of Human Services employee with embezzling more than $4,000.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2012

New Tech Helping Local Human Services Program Managers Statewide

More than 1,000 Michigan Department of Human Services county managers across the state are using advanced technology to strengthen caseworker productivity, contain costs, identify potential fraud and abuse, and improve the health and well-being of beneficiaries who rely on DHS’s food, medical, and cash assistance programs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2012

Some Michigan Welfare Cuts Delayed By Court Order

Michigan’s plan to end welfare benefits for thousands of families has been at least temporarily blocked by a court order.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2011