Notices coming in the mail will explain how families can reapply for monthly checks.
A Michigan woman who continued to get food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot has been charged with welfare fraud.
A Lincoln Park mom who continued to receive food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery prize has been charged with two felony counts of welfare fraud after failing to report her winnings to the state.
The Michigan Supreme Court won’t immediately take up a case involving when welfare benefits can be ended.
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation aimed at ensuring lottery winnings and other assets are taken into account when determining eligibility for food stamp and other welfare programs.
After twice finding out lottery winners continued to use food stamps after collecting the jackpot, Michigan lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to legislation aimed at making sure it doesn’t happen again.
The state says a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but continued to get food stamps has been removed from a food assistance program.
Lottery and other gambling winnings would factor into eligibility for welfare assistance under legislation approved Tuesday by the Republican-led Michigan House.
In Michigan, a bill that would require a clean drug test as a condition of cash assistance eligibility is pending in the state House. The measure does not specify suspicion-based testing and appears to be broader, potentially applying to all applicants.
The latest Economic Security Bulletin shows that food aid in Michigan rose in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the third quarter of 2010, with nearly 967,000 people in Michigan using the Food Assistance Program.