Department of Health and Human Services
Economic Stability Administration
Administrative Rules for Family Independence Program
Rule Set 2021-87 HS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Grand Tower-Room 1A
235 S. Grand Avenue, First Floor, Lansing, MI 48933
The Department of Health and Human Services will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on
proposed changes to the Family Independence Program rule set.
The purpose of these rules is set guidance for DHHS on how to process and determine eligibility for the
Family Independence and State Disability Assistance programs. DHHS seeks to amend the current rules
to add telephone interview, in addition to in-person interview, for application review. These rules seek to
improve client customer service by allowing a telephone interview in the event of the recipient having
medical issues, transportation issues, child care issues, or having to take leave from his or her
employment in order to complete the a application process.
By authority conferred on the Department of Health and Human Services by section 6 of the Social
Welfare Act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.6.
The proposed rules will take effect 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed rules are
the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic mail at
the following email address: MDHHS-AdminRules@michigan.gov.
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the
following addresses until 3/25/2022 at 05:00PM.
333 S. Grand Avenue, 5th Floor, Lansing, MI 48933
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 269-337-3744 to make