Michigan residents in need of public assistance can nowadays apply for such assistance online. That is something they can do through the MI Bridges website. The forms of public assistance that can be applied for by Michigan residents through the MI Bridges website range from food assistance to cash assistance and onto child care. Also included are Medicaid, the Healthy Michigan plan and emergency services. Applying for Michigan Benefits online through the MI Bridges website is convenient and time-saving.
An overview of Michigan MI Bridges benefits application
The MI Bridges website makes it possible for Michigan residents to apply for multiple benefits from the same place. It is a good alternative to having the benefits application websites scattered all over. The system is definitely better than, say, having to go to one place to apply for Medicaid, another place to apply for food stamps, another place to apply for cash assistance… and so on. With MI Bridges, you have one application website for all the commonly sought forms of public assistance. The process of applying for Michigan public assistance benefits on the MI Bridges website is simple: though, for certain forms of public assistance, one is required to fill in relatively lengthy forms.
What you need to have, in order to apply for Michigan benefits online
To apply for Michigan public assistance benefits online through the MI Bridges website, you need to be connected to the Internet. You may also need to have things like your social security number, your income statements and other required details at hand, in order to fill in the forms.
How to go about applying for Michigan benefits online
To apply for Michigan benefits online, you start by going to the MI Bridges website. The address leading to the MI Bridges website is given in our ‘useful links’ section. Once you are on that website, you will see three big, round blue buttons, with self-explanatory text, on the homepage. If you want to apply for benefits like cash assistance, food assistance, child care or healthcare coverage, click on the button at the center. If you are only keen on healthcare related benefits (like Medicaid, MIChild or for the Healthy Michigan plan), click on the first button. If you already applied, and you’d like to view your case, report some changes, renew your benefits or upload some supporting documents, click on the last button.
If you click on the ‘apply for multiple benefits’ button, on the page that you are taken to, you will be required to specify exactly what you want to do, and then click on the ‘next’ button. If, for instance, you specify that you want to start a new application, you will be taken to a page where you will be required to either create a new MI Bridges account (if you don’t have one), or to log into an existing MI Bridges account, in order to apply.
- MI Bridges: http://www.michigan.gov/mibridges
- MI Bridges FAQ