Individuals can obtain an application form for Michigan Medicaid by visiting the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services website. Individuals must print the application, fill it out, and either take it to their local Michigan Department of Health & Human Services office or mail it to the address listed on the application. Instead of using a paper application, individuals may apply for Michigan Medicaid online through MI Bridges, states the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.
As of 2016, MI Bridges allows users to apply for several types of benefits, including health care, food programs, cash assistance, child care and emergency services, as stated by its website. Users can also review their benefits, report changes, upload necessary documents and renew benefits through MI Bridges. Before applying for benefits, users must create an account, user identification and password.
When applying for Medicaid in Michigan, a person must provide information such as age, Social Security number, employer and income information for all family members, current health insurance information, and information about health insurance available to the applicant's family through an employer, explains the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. Other information on the application includes address, phone number and certain tax information.