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Health Care

Community Health Centers: can provide health care services to uninsured Michiganders in need of care.

               ACCESS Community Health & Research Center – (313) 216-2200

Medicaid: Families and individuals can apply for health care coverage through the Michigan Medicaid Program

New, lower costs on Marketplace coverage

You may be able to get more savings and lower costs on Marketplace health insurance coverage due to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Under the new law:

  • More people than ever before qualify for help paying for health coverage, even those who weren’t eligible in the past.
  • Most people currently enrolled in a Marketplace plan may qualify for more tax credits.
  • Health insurance premiums after these new savings will go down.

How to find out if you qualify for Marketplace savings

When you apply for Marketplace coverage, you’ll find out if you qualify for a premium tax credit that lowers your monthly premium.

The amount of your premium tax credit depends on the estimated household income for 2021 that you put on your Marketplace application.

Find out if your estimated 2021 income is in the range to qualify for a premium tax credit.

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployed Michiganders may apply for unemployment insurance the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Eligibility requirements for unemployment have been expanded by Congress—those that may not have previously qualified should review the updated eligibility requirements.

Survival Checks for Americans

The American Rescue Plan provided additional $1,400 survival checks per taxpayer ($1,200 married filing jointly), building on the $600 passed in previous legislation to deliver a total of $2,000 in direct relief to Americans.

The IRS has compiled a list of FAQs for reference. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, please call the IRS helpline at 800-919-9835.

Food Assistance

Michigan Food Assistance Program

Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Michiganders can use MI Bridge to apply for assistance, check your eligibility, and manage your account online.

Assistance for Low-Income College Students Enrolled in Career and Technical Education Programs

College students in Michigan are eligible for SNAP if they meet income and other program requirements and are enrolled at least half-time in an occupational program that leads to employment under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the Twenty-First Century Act.

Students will need to provide documentation from their school that outline their major and program or course of study to assist in determining their eligibility.

Students can apply for assistance using MI Bridge.

Food Gatherers

The Ann Arbor-based organization can provide Michiganders in need with hot meals or emergency groceries. Please visit their website for more information, or call (734) 761-2796.

More information on food assistance programs can be found by visiting the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website.

COVID Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA's representatives. Multilingual services will be available.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the application process on our Funeral Assistance FAQ page.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:

  • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:

  • An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
  • Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.

How Funds are Received

If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance.

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