A judge ruled Tuesday that state Department of Human Services director Maura Corrigan “exceeded her authority” by ending benefits for most welfare recipients once they reached the five-year federal limit.
A protest is planned in Detroit Monday — as the state hears from people who are in danger of losing their cash assistance welfare benefits.
A federal court ruling has effectively blocked the state of Michigan from ending cash assistance welfare benefits for roughly 11,000 families.
Michigan has begun notifying some families receiving welfare benefits that their federal assistance is running out.
Groups that help the needy across Michigan could find themselves overwhelmed with requests for help this fall.
The Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a bill Wednesday that would put a stricter four-year lifetime limit on welfare benefits into state law.