Public Benefits

Social Security Benefits- Answers to common questions about different types of Social Security benefits can be found here.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)- SSI is based on financial need and either age or disability. Learn more here about qualifying and how to apply.

Food Assistance Programs (FAP)- Michigan Legal Help provides answers to common questions about FAP, or Food Stamps here. You can apply online at MI Bridges.

Family Independence Program (FIP)- Michigan Legal Help provides answers to common questions about FIP here. You can apply online at MI Bridges.

Child Development and Care (CDC)- You may be eligible for assistance with child care expenses. Learn more about this program here. You can apply online at MI Bridges.


Lakeshore Legal Aid's Video Library includes

videos on Public Benefits.

These videos were developed to be useful to Michigan families with common civil-legal questions and to help service providers across Michigan answer relevant questions asked by their clients and colleagues.


DHHS appeals in Michigan

Protecting your Social Security