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Financial & Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Michigan - State Insurance and Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS) - Find out if your household may be eligible for assistance programs offered by the State of Michigan.

Servicio de Asistencia y Referencia de Michigan (MARS)

Energy Assistance Programs - The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Progam (LIHEAP) is federal money given to each state to assist low-income families with energy costs. In Michigan, the LIHEAP block grant is used for the following programs:

  • Home Heating Credit
  • State Emergency Relief (SER)
  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Cash Assistance Programs - Family Independence Program - The Family Independence Program (FIP) provides cash assistance to families with children and pregnant women to help them pay for living expenses such as rent, heat, utilities, clothing, food and personal care items.  FIP applicants and recipients may be assigned to Work First for assistance in finding a job or to develop needed job skills. Help with transportation, childcare and other needs related to employment and training may be provided.

Food Assistance Program - Generally, eligibility for food assistance depends on the financial situation of all members of the household group. All persons who live together and purchase and prepare food together are considered to be members of the same food assistance group.  FAP benefits can be used to buy eligible food at any Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorized retail food store or approved meal provider.  Other Food Sources

Women, Infant and Children's Program (WIC)

State Disability Assistance (SDA) - The State Disability Assistance (SDA) program provides cash assistance to disabled adults to help them pay for living expenses such as rent, heat, utilities, clothing, food and personal care items. A person is considered disabled for SDA purposes if he/she:

  • receives certain other disability-related benefits (such as Medicaid based on disability or blindness), orresides in a special facility (such as a licensed Adult Foster Care Home), or
  • is certified by DHS medical consultants as unable to work due to a mental or physical disability for at least 90 days.

SDA may also be provided to the caretaker of a disabled person or to a person age 65 or older. An SDA group can be either a single person or spouses who live together.

Health Care Information Links - Health care, prescription and other assistance.

Health Care Coverage - Michigan has many health care programs available to children, families, and adults who meet certain eligibility requirements. The goal of these health care programs is to ensure that essential health care services are made available to those who otherwise would not have the financial resources to purchase them.

All of the health care programs in Michigan have income limits and some programs also have an asset limit. These income and asset limits vary with each program.

If you need help with past, unpaid medical expenses, your coverage may begin three months before your application month. Ask about retroactive medical coverage.

Emergency Assistance - The State Emergency Relief (SER) Program provides immediate help to individuals and families facing conditions of extreme hardship or for emergencies that threaten health and safety. Through a combination of direct financial assistance and contracts with a network of non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army and local Community Action Organizations, SER helps low-income households meet emergency needs such as:Heat & Utilities

  • Home Repairs
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Home Ownership Services
  • Burial


The SER program is primarily designed to maintain low-income households who are normally able to meet their needs but occasionally need help when unexpected emergency situations arise. The SER program is not an appropriate solution to ongoing or chronic financial difficulties.



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