LANSING (WWJ/AP) – A Michigan policy that ties cash assistance for families to school attendance was signed into law today by the governor.

Under the policy, a family loses eligibility for cash assistance if a child ages 6 through 15 doesn’t meet attendance requirements. Children 16 or older who are dependents and haven’t graduated from high school will lose their aid if they don’t meet attendance requirements.

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Cash assistance would be restored if a student attends school for 21 consecutive days. The law matches a policy that’s been enforced since 2012 by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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