2023 Income Limit for Michigan Food Stamps

The income limit is the most important food stamps (SNAP) eligibility requirement in Michigan. In this post, In this post, we are going to walk you through the 2023 income limit for Michigan food stamps, including how to calculate how much you will receive in SNAP benefits if approved.

Additionally, we will provide information on how to apply for food stamps in Michigan.

Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about SNAP benefits in Michigan.

Table of Contents:

  • Food Stamps in Michigan
  • Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Michigan
  • 2023 Income Limit for Michigan Food Stamps
  • How to Apply for Food Stamps in Michigan
  • Food Stamps in Michigan FAQs

2023 Income Limits for Michigan Food Stamps

Food Stamps in Michigan

SNAP (also known as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families in Michigan.

In Michigan, the SNAP program is run by the Michigan Department of Health and Human
Services (MDHHS).

Once you are approved, SNAP benefits are provided on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, that is used as a debit card.

EBT cards are accepted at most grocery stores, some farmers’ markets, convenience, big box stores, and some online stores, like Walmart and Amazon.

SNAP benefits generally cannot be used to buy prepared foods, vitamins, alcohol/tobacco, and non-food items (like soap or toothpaste).

Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Michigan?

To be eligible for SNAP in Michigan, a household must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be a Michigan resident
  • Your household income must be less than the food stamps income limits for your household size (see chart below)
  • With some exceptions, you must work or participate in an employment and training program
  • For most households, resources must be under $2,750 to qualify for SNAP or $4,250 in countable resources if at least one member of the household is age 60 or older, or is disabled

2023 Income Limit for Michigan Food Stamps

To qualify for SNAP in Michigan, your household income must not exceed 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

You can find out if you may qualify by using the 2022/2023 table below.

Income limits vary according to household size.

Households that contain no elderly or disabled individuals must meet both the gross (income before deduction) and the net income (income after allowable deductions) limits.

However, households that contain an elderly (age 60 or over) individual or a disabled individual must meet only the net income limits.

See the table below for both the net and gross income limits according to household size.

Michigan SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Monthly Gross Income (130% of FPL) Monthly Net Income (100% of FPL)
1 $1,473 $1,133
2 $1,984 $1,526
3 $2,495 $1,920
4 $3,007 $2,313
5 $3,518 $2,706
6 $4,029 $3,100
7 $4,541 $3,493
8 $5,052 $3,886
Each Additional Household Member: Add $512 $394

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Michigan

There are multiple ways you can apply for food stamps in Michigan.

Option 1 – Apply Online

The easiest way to apply for SNAP benefits is online through the MI Bridges Portal.

Login to https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/ to begin the application process.

If you do not have an account, click on the “Register” link for instructions on how to set up an account.

For help in creating a MI Bridges account, see our post on How to Create a MI Bridges Account.

If you are having trouble logging into your MI Bridges account, see our guide on
MI Bridges Login Help.

Option 2 – Apply in Person

If you are unable to apply online or by mail, the MDHHS has offices statewide to assist you with the application process.

Click here to find your local office.

What you Need to Apply for Michigan Food Stamps

Before apply for food stamp benefits in Michigan, it’s important that you gather all the necessary documents needed to complete your application.

Here is a list of information you will need to complete your Michigan SNAP Application:

  • Social Security Number (SSN) or proof that you’ve applied for one
  • Identity and Date of Birth (DOB) such as a Driver’s License or State ID
  • Income information such as pay stubs, tax records, or child support notices
  • Resource or asset information such bank accounts (checking, savings accounts), vehicles, homes, land or life insurance
  • Housing expenses such as rent and utilities
  • Any child care or dependent care costs
  • Child support you pay for children not living with you
  • Medical expenses (including prescriptions) for those with disabilities or 60+ years old
  • Health Insurance information

Once you have gathered this information, you can now begin your Michigan Food Stamps Application.

Please note, the DHHS may verify the information you provide by contacting other people or agencies.

In addition, your local DHHS may ask you to provide other documents.

If you need help getting any documents, be sure to tell your SNAP food stamps caseworker.

Michigan Food Stamps Frequently asked questions (FAQS)

Food Stamps in Michigan FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Michigan Food Stamps:

What is the Phone Number for Michigan Food Stamps?

If you need help applying for food stamps in Michigan or have further questions about how the SNAP program works, call Customer Call Center at 1-888-642-7434.

How Much Will I Receive in Michigan Food Stamps?

If you are approved for food stamps in Michigan, how much in benefits you get partly depends on the:

  • Number of people in your household,
  • The total amount of your household’s income, and
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan.

The Thrifty Food Plan is a government estimate of how much it costs to provide a household with nutritious, low-cost meals.

In Michigan, the average monthly SNAP amount per person is approximately $215.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
1 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1,116
6 $1,339
7 $1,480
8 $1,691
Each Additional Household Member: Add $211

To find out how much you are likely to get in Michigan SNAP if approved, use the calculator below.

In the example provided below, we are using a family of 6 to demonstrate how to calculate your food stamps amount.

How Michigan Food Stamps Calculator

Here’s how to calculate how much a family of 6 will get in SNAP benefits.

First, we need to start with the household income.

If you have a countable net income, multiply your net monthly income by 0.3 (30 percent).

Round up this amount to the nearest dollar.

Next, take this amount and subtract it from the maximum benefit level for a household of your size.

From the table above, the maximum a household of 6 could receive in food stamps is $1,339

The result is the monthly food stamps benefits for a family of 6.

Here’s an example:

Example: Kelly and his family of six (6) have $2,350 in net income after allowable deductions.

To determine the family’s SNAP benefits, take 30% of the “net income” (30% of $2,350) and subtract it from the maximum benefit, as follows:

$ 2,350 Net Income for Kelly’s family
x .30 (Multiply by 30%)
$ 705 Countable Income
$ 1,339 Maximum SNAP for 6 persons
-$705 Countable income (round up)
$ 634 Monthly SNAP benefits for Kelly’s family

When are Michigan food stamps deposited onto my EBT Card?

Michigan food stamps benefits are deposited on your MI Bridge EBT Card on your scheduled deposit day. Your Michigan EBT Deposit Date varies based on the last digit of your Food Stamps ID number.

Food Stamp benefits will be made available in your EBT Card account by 6am EST on your scheduled deposit day. 

Here is the 2023 Michigan Bridge EBT Deposit Schedule for food stamps:

If your ID Number ends in: Benefits are deposited on the:
0 3rd of the month
1 5th of the month
2 7th of the month
3 9th of the month
4 11th of the month
5 13th of the month
6 15th of the month
7 17th of the month
8 19th of the month
9 21st of the month

How Many People are on Food Stamps in Michigan?

Here’s how Michigan’s Food Stamps numbers compare to the National Data for the United States:
As of January 2023, there are about 1.26 million people on food stamps in Michigan.
Additionally, there are about 41 million people on food stamps in the United States, as shown in the tables below.
Michigan Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:
Number of People on Food Stamps in Michigan
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 1,261,080 1,365,336 8.3%
Number of Households 682,234 728,887 6.8%
Total Benefits ($) $295,652,252.00 $335,482,238.00 13.5%

United States Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:

Number of People on Food Stamps in The United States
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 40,846,833 41,665,296 2.0%
Number of Households 21,402,558 21,907,553 2.4%
Total Benefits ($) $9,117,810,630.00 $9,338,989,005.00 2.4%

What stores accept Michigan EBT online for delivery?

Currently, there are 12 stores that accept Michigan EBT Cards online as payment.

You can use your MI Bridge EBT Card and food stamp benefits to purchase approved grocery items and have it delivered directly to your door.

However, your Michigan SNAP benefits cannot be use to pay for delivery fees.

Currently, the following stores accept Michigan food stamps online:

  1. Aldi
  2. Amazon
  3. BJs Wholesale Club
  4. Earth Fare
  5. Garden Fresh Market
  6. Martin’s Super Market
  7. Meijer
  8. Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  9. Target
  10. Walmart
  11. Wesco
  12. Whole Foods

Income Limit for Michigan Food Stamps Summary

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