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Eligibility is based on the financial situation of all members in a household. Everyone who lives together and purchases and prepares food together is considered a member of the same household group.
In general, we will review your expenses, assets, and income to determine what, if any, benefits for which you may be eligible. For questions about the Food Assistance Program, contact your local MDHHS Office
|Some household expenses are taken into account when determining your benefit amount. Examples of some of these expenses include:
||Effective 12/01/19 the food asset assistance limit is $15,000. Effective 1/1/20, lottery or gambling winnings of $3,500 or more. Examples of assets are:
|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:
||The following residency requirements apply: