Lawmakers Back Changes To Welfare BenefitsSome low-income Michigan families would have to pass drug tests and make sure their children don't miss too many days of school in order to qualify for welfare benefits, under legislation being considered by the state Legislature.
Agency Finds 3,500 Lottery Winners In Mich. Get Public AidMore than 3,500 lottery winners in Michigan received public assistance last year or lived with people on welfare, food stamps or other aid, a state agency reported earlier this week.
Michigan House OKs Bill To End Bridge Card AbuseThe Michigan House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to crack down on welfare abuse.
Bill Requires Drug Tests For Welfare RecipientsMichigan lawmakers are planning to consider a bill that would require welfare applicants and recipients to pass drug tests.
New Bill Targets Bridge Card Fraud What do you call it when a retailer overcharges on something else to let a Bridge Card holder charge lottery tickets or liquor? It's called fraud.
Hamtramck Grocery Accused Of Food Stamp Fraud Federal authorities became suspicious: How could a small Hamtramck grocery ring up nearly $1 million in food-aid redemptions in just six months?
Store Owner Sentenced In $612,000 Food Stamp FraudA federal judge has sentenced a Flint store owner to four years, three months in prison for participating in a $612,000 food stamp fraud scheme.
Michigan Fully Restores Food Aid To Thousands Of Bridge Card UsersThe state has added money to the Bridge Cards of all the 85,000 Michigan food assistance recipients and families who temporarily went without the aid this week.
'Human Error' Leaves 85,000 Recipients Without Food AssistanceMoney has been added to debit cards for nearly half of 85,000 Michigan food assistance recipients who were without the aid for a day.
3 Market Owners Arrested In Food Stamp Fraud Sweep Federal officials have arrested three Detroit area market owners following a food stamp fraud investigation.
Store Owner Convicted In $612,000 Food Stamp FraudA federal jury has found a Flint store owner guilty to accusations he participating in a $612,000 food stamp fraud scheme.
Lottery Winner On Welfare Gets ProbationA Lincoln Park woman who collected food stamps after winning a million-dollar prize has avoided jail time.
Three Business Owners Accused Of Food Stamp FraudThree people in the Flint area are accused of using food stamp cards to buy supplies for their restaurants and catering businesses.
No Food Stamps For Prisoners Under New State LawMichigan has a new law making it illegal for prison inmates to participate in the state's food stamp program.
Appeals Court Says Mich. 5-Year Welfare Limit OKThe state of Michigan can take away welfare benefits under a five-year federal limit even if recipients still might qualify for cash under state law, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.