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Children ages birth to 18 receiving Family Independence Program (FIP) benefits in Michigan

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The number reflects children ages 0-18 receiving assistance in the Family Independence Program (FIP) in December. The Family Independence Program (FIP) provides temporary 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.

The percent is based on the population ages birth to 18 in the prior year. Percents are suppressed with an "S" for counts fewer than 6 to maintain reliability. NA: Not Available

Data Source

Source: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Assistance Payments Statistics (Table 4: Total Federal FIP: Children and Adults by Program). Special run for Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids data.


Wexford and Missaukee are combined for 1999-2003. Grand Traverse/Leelanau and Charlevoix/Emmet are combined for 2003.

Multiple data requests to MDHHS for FIP city-level data have gone unanswered. Therefore, data for the cities of Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids are not reported.

Last Updated

February 2023