Effective May 1, 2006, the Michigan AFDC program no longer exists. Payments to eligible
recipients are made through the TANF. In addition, the MFIA has been renamed the Michigan
Department of Human Services (DHS). Effective May 1, 2006, the Michigan DHS has changed
the cash assistance payment standards. The new standards will be used to determine
the amount of cash assistance grants. The amount of cash assistance will be based
on the number of people in the eligible group, grantee status, and countable income,
but not by the county or residence.
Shelter and/or utility vendoring will continue if the cash assistance is sufficient.
2. Food Assistance Program (FAP)
If the amount of cash assistance changes, the amount of FAP benefits may also change.
For example, if a change results in a higher cash assistance grant, less FAP may be