People can apply for health care, food assistance and cash assistance using MI Bridges in Michigan. People can also apply for Medicaid and emergency assistance.
A first-time visitor to the MI Bridges website needs to create a user ID and password. To do this, the applicant should click on the Apply for Health Care or Apply for Multi-benefits option on the MI Bridge website. If the applicant already has an active or pending case, the View My Case option should be chosen in order to create a new user ID. The applicant should follow the instructions from there.
The state of Michigan set up the MI Bridges website to facilitate offering different programs and assistance for its residents. Through the MI Bridges website, residents can apply for assistance with food, cash, child care, medical and emergency relief needs. Other assistance that may be available through the state of Michigan includes the tuition incentive program, which helps people complete high school by offering to pay for the first two years of college and beyond if students graduate or complete their GEDs before the age of 20. Residents who find themselves unemployed can apply for unemployment insurance benefits through MI Bridges, and these benefits provide temporary income while the applicant looks for new employment.