Mi EBT Food Stamp Dates for 2018

Find out when you will receive your EBT food stamp benefits for the year 2018.

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Mi EBT food stamp schedule for 2018

The Michigan EBT food stamp schedule for 2018 has been released. Here are the dates when benefits will be issued:

January 1
January 15
February 1
February 15
March 1
March 15
April 1
April 15
May 1
May 15
June 1
June 15

How to check your EBT balance in Michigan

There are a few ways to check your EBT balance in Michigan. The first way is to check your balance online by logging in to your account on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website. The second way is to check your balance by calling the customer service number for the Michigan EBT system: 1-888-678-8914. The third way is to check your balance by visiting an ATM or point-of-sale terminal that accepts EBT cards; most retailers who accept food assistance benefits will have an EBT sign posted near the register.

What to do if your EBT card is lost or stolen

If your EBT card is lost or stolen, you should report it to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services immediately. You can do this by calling the Customer Service Center at 1-888-678-8914. The customer service representative will cancel your card and issue you a new one. You will need to provide your name, address, date of birth, and social security number.

How to use your EBT card to purchase food

In order to use your EBT card to purchase food, you will need to know the Mi EBT food stamp dates for 2018. The Mi EBT food stamp program is a government-funded program that provides financial assistance to low-income families in Michigan. Families who participate in the program receive an EBT card, which can be used to purchase food at participating retailers.

To use your EBT card, you will need to know the date that your benefits are loaded onto the card. Benefits are typically loaded onto the card on the first of the month. However, if the first of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, benefits will be loaded onto the card on the last business day of the previous month. For example, if the first of the month falls on a Sunday, benefits will be loaded onto the card on Friday, December 29th.

Once you have determined the date that your benefits will be available, you can use your EBT card to purchase food at any retailer that accepts EBT cards. Most grocery stores and some convenience stores accept EBT cards. You can also use your EBT card to purchase food online through select retailers.

If you have any questions about using your EBT card, or if you need help determining your Mi EBT food stamp dates for 2018, you should contact your local Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office.

What items are eligible for purchase with EBT

EBT, or Electronic Benefits Transfer, is the system used by the United States federal government to deliver food stamp benefits to eligible recipients. The EBT card can be used like a debit card at stores that accept EBT payments. Most grocery stores and some farmers markets accept EBT payments.

Generally, any food item that is not hot, prepared, or sold at a restaurant is eligible for purchase with an EBT card. This includes items such as:
-Bread
-Milk
-Cheese
-Eggs
-Fruits
-Vegetables
-Meat
-Fish
-Poultry

How to find participating retailers near you

There are a number of ways to find participating retailers near you. One way is to visit the Mi EBT website and use the Find a Retailer tool. Simply enter your zip code and the search radius you are willing to travel, and the tool will provide a list of participating retailers in your area. Another way to find participating retailers is to call the customer service number for your state’s EBT program.

How to apply for Michigan food assistance

If you need help paying for food, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) may be able to help. MDHHS offers a food assistance program called the Michigan Food Assistance Program. You can use your Michigan Food Assistance benefits to buy food at most grocery stores and some Farmers’ Markets.

To see if you are eligible for the Michigan Food Assistance Program, visit www.michigan.gov/mifAP or call 1-888-678-8914.

If you are eligible, you will need to fill out an application and submit it to your local MDHHS office. Once your application is approved, you will receive a Quest Card in the mail. Your Quest Card is like a debit card and can be used at most stores that sell food.

Quest Cards are accepted at most grocery stores and some Farmer’s Markets in Michigan. To find a list of Participating Stores near you, visit www.michigan.gov/snap or call 1-800-481-4989.

What are the income guidelines for food assistance in Michigan

In order to be eligible for the food assistance program in Michigan, your household’s gross monthly income must be at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The following table lists the maximum monthly income limits by family size:

Family Size Monthly Gross Income Limit
1 $1,354
2 $1,832
3 $2,311
4 $2,790
5 $3,269
6+ $3,748

How to report changes in income or family size

It’s easy to report changes in income or family size. You can do it online or by calling the Customer Contact Center.

When you report a change, please be ready to tell us:
-Your name, address and telephone number
-Your client ID number (from your card)
-The names of all family members who get food assistance
-A description of the changes in income or family size

Frequently asked questions about Michigan food assistance

1.What is the Mi EBT food assistance program?
The Michigan Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) food assistance program is a federally-funded program that provides low-income households with food assistance benefits.

2. How do I know if I am eligible for the Mi EBT food assistance program?
To be eligible for the Mi EBT food assistance program, you must be a Michigan resident and meet income guidelines.

3. What are the income guidelines for the Mi EBT food assistance program?
In order to be eligible for the Mi EBT food assistance program, your household’s income must be at or below 130% of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, this means your household’s annual income must be $32,630 or less.

4. When will my Mi EBT food assistance benefits be available?
Your Mi EBT food assistance benefits will be available on the first day of each month. However, if you are newly enrolled in the program, your benefits may not be available until the following month.

5. How do I use my Mi EBT food assistance benefits?
You can use your Mi EBT food assistance benefits to purchase eligible food items at participating retailers. To find a participating retailer near you, please visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website or call 1-888-678-8914.

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