Filing for Home Heating Credit Can Affect Food Assistance Benefits

mdhhs-logo-resize_originalMichiganders who receive food assistance are encouraged to file for a Home Heating Credit to make sure they get the full amount of benefits they are eligible to receive. 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is making Michigan residents aware of the potential effect the credit can have on federal food assistance benefits available through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Some renters could qualify for increased monthly food assistance if they receive a Home Heating Credit of more than $20 in the current month or any of the previous 12 months and then notify their MDHHS caseworker.

The credit in some cases is a factor in determining the amount of food assistance for renters who don’t pay their heating costs separately.More