Financial Resources

for Michigan Families

  • 2022 Tax Guide from The Arc Michigan
  • Affordable Connectivity Program is a government program to help families and households afford internet service.
  • Children with Special Needs Fund provides support for children in Michigan with special health care needs not available through any other funding source.
  • Family Support Subsidy The Family Support Subsidy (FSS) Program provides a monthly payment to families that include a child (under age 18) with developmental disabilities.
  • Federal Government Benefits Complete an anonymous questionnaire to obtain the most accurate list of benefit programs for which you may be eligible.
  • LifeLine is a government program offering free or discounted phone service for qualifying low-income individuals.
  • Meet Up Eat Up is Michigan’s summer meal services program. Meal sites provide free food for students Monday through Friday all summer long.
  • MI Bridges Programs available in Michigan that can help families that need assistance for medical, food, day care, temporary cash or other expenses.
  • MI ABLE The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE Act) allows for savings accounts that are exempt from being counted against an individual when determining financial eligibility for assistance programs such as Social Security Disability Income, Medicaid, or Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.
  • Michigan  2-1-1 Call Centers Families in need of additional resources in their community can connect with Michigan 2-1-1, a one-stop connection to local agencies and resources.
  • Social Security Administration Benefits for Children benefits available to eligible children with disabilities and how to apply. Some benefits included are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
  • Special Needs Trust This legal arrangement ensures that assets are held in an account and used to support the person with a disability. Because the funds belong to the trust and not your child, they won’t factor into eligibility for the government benefits.
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