Low income for seniors in Michigan varies slightly based on the county that you live in. Low income ratings range from $36,150 for a single person to $55,900 for a single person in Livingston. For one person households the extremely low rating from the Michigan State Housing Development Association ranges from $13,550 in many counties to $21,000 in Livingston. In most cases, low income levels are enough to qualify for programs in Michigan.

What programs do low-income seniors qualify for in Michigan?

Low-income seniors can qualify for a range of different programs that include Medicaid, prescription assistance and health and nutrition services. Seniors who are considered low-income may be able to get assistance with their medications and healthcare needs or may be able to get these paid for 100% by the government. The same is true for food and nutrition needs through programs like SNAP. 

Respite care and adult day services may be available at low or no cost for some seniors, as well as nursing home care and PACE to provide the services that the senior needs to retain as much of their independence as possible. Housing resources are also available, as well as financial resources and more. Low-income seniors can, in most cases, get assistance with any aspect of their daily life. 

Are low income seniors responsible for costs related to programs in Michigan?

Low income seniors may not be responsible for costs related to programs in Michigan. In many cases you must only show that you are low-income to receive full coverage for most medical related needs. However, in some cases you may need to show that you are classified as very low or extremely low income in order to get completely free services. In these cases, low income seniors would still be eligible for reduced fee services in each of the fields previously discussed and others. 

Larger households, including households with seniors, are eligible for benefits, however the income limits change depending on the number of people living in the household.