Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients

  Check out the resource guide, titled Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments. This guide provides information for Social Security beneficiaries (retirement, survivors, disability) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients related to the COVID-19 economic impact payments. You can also find this resource, and […]

Supplemental Security Income Recipients, Act Now – Go to –

– A Message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul Action Needed for People Receiving SSI with Dependents and Who Do Not File Tax Returns to Receive $500 Per Child Payment   “Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department […]

Governor Whitmer Announces Temporary Pay Increase for Direct Care Workers

  Governor Whitmer announces temporary pay increase for direct care workers by Aisha Carter Thursday, April 23rd 2020 (Photo: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Office) LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a temporary, $2-per-hour pay raise for direct care workers providing Medicaid-funded in-home behavioral health and long-term care services to Michigan’s most vulnerable residents during the continuing […]

Universal Design for Learning

    The Arc Michigan supports the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is the design of instructional materials and activities that make the learning goals achievable by individuals with wide differences in their abilities to see, hear, speak, move, read, write, understand English, attend, organize, engage, and remember. Universal design for learning […]

Call To Action

Congress continues to deliberate continued aid towards the COVID-19 pandemic, talks have been underway regarding a stimulus 4 aid package. Through the National Council and their members, we are requesting an emergency appropriation of $38.5 billion for providers of mental health and addiction treatment services to be included in the next stimulus package considered by […]

Electronic Claims Are Encouraged: Paper Claims Cannot Be Scanned At This Time

Due to Governor Whitmer Executive Order “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive (Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19)) the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has suspended the ability to scan paper claims received by U.S. postal mail. Providers can submit HIPAA 837P,837I or 837D electronic claims to CHAMPS through a billing agent, through a batch […]


Direct care workers in the State of Michigan cannot work remotely and they face significant exposure to COVID – 19 during their workday.  They typically have the least vacation and sick time of anyone in the essential workforce. As you look at the resources the State is directing to the current public health crisis, please […]