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

During the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), extra benefits were provided connected to food assistance and Medicaid. 

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. With the passage of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, Michigan has restarted Medicaid eligibility renewals. With the end of the PHE, MDHHS will also be reviewing certain waived policies that were in place during the pandemic. Click here to learn more about Medicaid assistance benefit changes.

Click here to view the most recent Medicaid renewals data.

The additional COVID-19 Food Assistance Emergency Allotment is ending February 2023. The federal government authorized extra food assistance to address food insecurity. The extra benefits increased assistance amounts to the maximum allowed per eligible household regardless of income level. Recipients will begin receiving regular benefit amounts beginning in March 2023 due to recent federal legislation. Click here to learn more about food assistance benefit changes.

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