Top Michigan Financial Assistance Resources

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It can be difficult on your finances to wait for your Social Security Disability benefits to be approved. Those seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments due to disability have a few assistance options in Michigan. For those who are waiting for benefits and those currently receiving benefits, we’ve included a variety of services and resources below to assist with housing, taxes, medical costs, service and emotional support animals, and more.

Food Bank

The Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) is a non-profit organization established in 1984 with the mission of advocating for a food secure state and addressing and alleviating hunger statewide by increasing emergency food supplies. The FBCM comprises regional food banks that donate millions of pounds of surplus produce, fruits, and other grocery products to over 3,000 local agencies in each of Michigan’s 83 counties.

Community Housing Network

Community Housing Network (CHN), a non-profit agency based in SE Michigan, offers housing and housing services to the homeless or at risk of being homeless and people with disabilities, low-income tenants, and other disadvantaged residents. They also build and sustain high-quality rental residential communities with beautiful and affordable homes for hardworking families and individuals.

Application for Medicaid and State Disability Assistance

When times are difficult, the Department of Health and Human Services will support you and your family with temporary assistance. Those seeking benefits may apply online for cash aid, WIC, State Emergency Relief (SER), food assistance, healthcare coverage, and child development and care, among other services.

Free Government Cell Phones

The Lifeline Phone Service Program is a federally funded and operated program that provides free government mobile phones to financially disadvantaged Michigan residents. Many of the free cell phone companies in Michigan have different plans with different numbers of minutes, refill options and serve different geographic areas.

Stay Well Michigan Resource for Mental Health

Local Community Mental Health Services Programs may assist people with mental illnesses. Online support groups, phone and text helplines, mental wellbeing webinars, behavioral health guides, and online resources are available through the “Stay Well” Michigan website. Also, several free clinics have free mental health services. The Free Clinics of Michigan (FCOM) is a network of volunteer-run free clinics in Michigan that offer health care to the uninsured and medically underserved.

Other Assistance Programs for Low-Income Michigan Residents

The services mentioned above aren’t the only services the state offers. You can learn more about the other food, daycare, housing, health care, and cash assistance programs in Michigan available on their website.

Talk to a Michigan Social Security Attorney Today

The experienced social security lawyers in Michigan at Disability Attorneys of Michigan can help you with filing your disability benefits claim or appealing a denied claim. To learn more, contact the Disability Attorneys of Michigan today for a free case consultation by calling 800-701-5524.

I will never forget you and the hard work you did to secure my Social Security Disability benefits. Thank you!

- Christine C.