What does MI Bridges Medicaid do for its users?


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MI Bridges Medicaid allows users to self-apply for Medicaid online, report changes that influence their Medicaid benefits, view information about their benefits and correspondence with the Michigan Department of Human Services, and upload documents related to their case, according to Michigan Benefits Access. The site supports English, Spanish and Arabic.

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MI Bridges is a Web portal where Michigan citizens apply for Michigan Department of Human Services benefits including Medicaid, states Michigan Benefits Access. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Developed in conjunction with community partners, MI Bridges offers a readily accessible, user friendly way to learn about and apply for benefits through the Department of Human Services.

The MI Bridges site includes a tutorial and a page listing user tips for those with minimal computer experience, according to MI Bridges. The health care coverage application checks for eligibility for the Healthy Michigan Plan and MIChild. The multiple benefits application checks the user's eligibility for food assistance, cash assistance, childcare and emergency services. The View My Case portion of the website gives users access to the status of their benefits, provides forms for reporting changes, and makes it easy to upload required documents and renew benefits as necessary.

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