Yes, July Qualifies for the Grocery Assistance Program

By Hope O'Dell

July 23, 2022

MICHIGAN––With grocery prices still on the rise, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that those who are eligible for food assistance will continue to receive a $95 monthly payment for July. 

The Basics: 

In April 2020, some Michigan residents began receiving additional assistance for groceries, and in May 2021, all households that were eligible for food assistance benefits began receiving additional assistance. This additional $95 payment will continue for this month. 

All eligible residents who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive at least $95 extra per month, even if they are already getting or are close to the maximum payment. Some households over $95 in extra assistance to accommodate a larger household, and they will continue to receive that same amount. 

Eligible recipients may have already seen the additional money on their Bridge Card, but if not, it’ll be there by July 25 as a separate payment. Those who are eligible can check their Bridge Card balance here or call 888-678-8914. 

In Context: 

According to the governor, this additional assistance will help almost 1.4 million Michigan residents in over 700,000 households. 

From the Governor: 

  “By continuing our partnership with the federal government, we are bringing taxpayer dollars back home to Michigan, supporting families so we can stay focused on growing our economy. I know Michiganders need real relief right now, which is why I have proposed sending working families $500 inflation rebate checks, suspending the state’s sales tax on gas, and rolling back the retirement tax on our seniors. Let’s stay focused on lowering costs and getting things done that make a real difference in people’s lives.”  





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