By DeJanay Booth

(CBS DETROIT) — Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits should expect to see extra funds coming this month after the state announced those families will receive an additional $95 monthly payment in April.

Officials say the additional funds will go to about 1.31 million Michiganders in more than 700,000 households.

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Those who are eligible will receive the extra funding on their Bridge Card between April 16 and April 25. Eligible families do not need to reapply for additional benefits.

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The money will be loaded on the cards as a separate payment from the assistance that is provided earlier in the month.

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