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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is aware of an instance in which a scammer is spoofing the phone number to an MDHHS office to try to sell people health insurance coverage. There was a report of a call that was spoofing the phone number of the MDHHS Gratiot/7 Mile Road office in Wayne County.

To seem more official, scammers often use a process known as "spoofing" - when a call appears to be coming from a legitimate government phone number. The caller may also sound professional and be very persuasive. 

Anyone who receives a phone call they suspect to be a scam should hang up the phone. No one should give out personal information to an unsolicited caller. Those who wish to make a report about potential scams, price-gouging and any other violation of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act can do so with the Attorney General's Consumer Protection team by filing a complaint online or by calling 877-765-8388.

Effective Dec. 1, 2019 MDHHS changed the asset tests used as part of determining eligibility for the Food Assistance Program, State Emergency Relief and cash assistance programs including the Family Independence Program. Find out details here.

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We offer a number of programs to help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough.

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Additional Resources

Cash Assistance

Information on the Family Independence Program, State Disability Assistance, SSI, Refugee, and other cash assistance.

Child Care Assistance

If you cannot afford child care, payment assistance is available.

Children's Special Health Care Services

Children's Special Health Care Services information and FAQ's.

Emergency Relief: Home, Utilities & Burial

Information on assistance with home repairs, heat and utility bills, relocation, home ownership, burials, home energy, and eligibility requirements.

Food Assistance

Information on the Food Assistance Program, eligibility requirements, and other food resources.

Health Care Coverage

Health Care Coverage information and resources.

Help from Other Programs

Help from Other Programs


Information about the health care programs available through Medicaid and how to qualify.

Services for Farmworkers

Our migrant program works with a number of organizations to provide services for Michigan’s migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

Housing and Homeless Services

Housing and Homeless Services

Low Income Households Water Assistance Program

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a temporary emergency program to help low-income households pay overdue water and wastewater bills.

Refugee Assistance

A federal program which helps persons admitted into the U.S. as refugees to become self-sufficient after their arrival.

Universal Caseload (UCL) Action Plan

Universal caseload, or task-based processing, is a different way of handling public assistance cases.

Women, Infants & Children

Michigan's Women, Infants & Children program, providing supplemental nutrition, breastfeeding information, and other resources for healthy mothers & babies.