Family Independence Program (FIP) provides cash assistance to families with children
Help with transportation, childcare and other needs related to employment and training may be provided.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Michigan, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.
Only a Family Independence Specialist or Eligibility Specialist at the Department of Human Services (DHS) can accurately determine your family’s eligibility for FIP. Ask for details when turning in a completed application at your local Department of Human Services (DHS) County Office.
Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.