Expenses Asset Limits Some household expenses are taken into account when determining your benefit amount. Examples of some of these expenses include:
Shelter (rent, mortgage, heat, electric, water, telephone, etc.).
Court-ordered or legally obligated child support payments.
Dependent care expenses.
Medical (medical and dental care, hospitalization or nursing care, medical supplies, health insurance premiums etc.) for certain members who have a disability or are at least 60 years old.
The food asset limit is $5,000. Assets are cash or any property you own. Examples of assets are:
- Cash on hand.
- Checking and savings accounts.
- Some trusts.
- Property or real estate (excludes first home).
- Vehicle (one household vehicle will not be counted).
Income Residency Requirements Most earned and unearned income is counted. Income is considered when determining the amount of food assistance you are eligible to receive. Examples of countable income are:
- Self-employment earnings.
- Rental income.
- Social Security benefits.
- Veterans benefits.
The following residency requirements apply:
- Must be a U.S. citizen (or acceptable alien status).
- Must live in Michigan.