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Home Help

The Home Help program is administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and provides personal care services to individuals who need hands-on assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs).  MDHHS is responsible for approving Home Help providers for participation in the program.  

If you are a Medicaid Beneficiary interested in the Home Help program, please visit for additional information.

Click here for video instructions on how to use this webpage.

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) 2023 Benefit Changes

Many changes were made to the Medicaid program's eligibility, administration, and policies to ease rules for providers and prevent Medicaid beneficiaries from losing health insurance. As per recent federal legislation,  Michigan will restart monthly eligibility renewals for both fee-for-service Medicaid and Medicaid Health Plan (MHP) starting in June 2023. Certain waived policies that were in place during the PHE are now in the process of unwinding and will continue the unwind process as the authority for these policies expires.

For more information about how benefits connected to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency are changing visit

Additional COVID-19 Information

Electronic Visit Verification Timeline

As of July 1, 2024, the Home Help Program (Personal Care Services) will be required to use Electronic Visit Verification (EVV).


Agency Providers

An agency provider is defined by MDHHS as an organization or an employer of two or more individual providers.

Individual Providers

An individual provider is defined by MDHHS as the direct care worker. The individual provider provides personal care services to an MDHHS Home Help beneficiary.


Tools and Resources

Useful tools and resources for all Home Help providers.