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Michigan Combined Application Project (MiCAP)

What are Michigan Combined Application Project (MiCAP) food benefits?

  • MiCAP is a program that lets you get food benefits when you get SSI.


How can I get MiCAP food assistance? You qualify if you:

  • Receive SSI.
  • Have no other income.
  • Are at least 18 years of age.
  • Reside in Michigan.
  • Are not institutionalized.
  • Buy and prepare food separately from others or too disabled to do so.


What are the benefits of MiCAP?

  • You can buy more groceries.
  • Your interview for SSI is your interview for MiCAP.
  • You can get your benefits through MiCAP without a lot of paperwork.
  • We won’t ask you for copies of your personal information.
  • You don’t have to report to us. Just tell Social Security about your changes and they will tell us.
    • Exception: you must report to us all lottery or gambling winnings of $4,250 or more by the 10th day of the following month after receipt.
  • Your food benefits go into a special account and we send you a Bridge card to use when you buy groceries. A Bridge card works like a bankcard or debit card.
    • Exception: if you have ever had a Bridge card (EBT card) or yours is lost, broken, no longer works, etc., you will need to call 888-678-8914 to replace the card.
  • There may be a small card fee if you need to replace your Bridge card.


For more information about the MiCAP program call toll-free at 877-522-8050.


Bridge Card