Human Services, Michigan Department of

Address: 235 S. Grand Avenue, PO Box 30037
Lansing,, MI 48909

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Michigan's public assistance, child and family welfare agency. DHS directs the operations of public assistance and service programs through a network of over 100 County Department of Human Service Offices around the state.


Programs Include:


Health Care Programs for Children

Healthy Kids – A Medicaid health care program for low-income children under the age of 19. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply

Under 21 Medicaid is available to eligible persons under age 21. There is an income limit. If income is over the limit, persons may incur medical expenses that equal or exceed the excess income and still qualify for this program. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.


MIChild – A health care program administered by the Department of Community Health. For low income uninsured children of Michigan's working families. For children under age 19

MIChild Phone: 1-888-988-6300


Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) is a program within the Department of Community Health that provides certain approved medical service coverage to some children and adults with special health care needs. Children must have a qualifying medical condition and be under 21 years of age. Persons 21 and older with cystic fibrosis or certain blood coagulating disorders may also qualify for services.

 Family Phone Line: 1-800-359-3722


Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a cash benefit to needy persons who are aged (at least 65), blind or disabled. It is a federal program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). States are allowed the option to supplement the federal benefit with state funds. In Michigan, SSI benefits include a basic federal benefit and an additional amount paid with State funds. The amount of the state benefit varies by living arrangement.


Social Security Disability Program

The Social Security Disability program provides benefits to persons with severe disabilities whose impairments prevent them from performing gainful work. In each of the six states within the Chicago Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin), claims for the federal disability program are administered through the state. These State Disability Determination Services (DDS) agencies are 100 percent federally funded and make their decisions according to federal rules and regulations.


Disability Determination Services (DDS) Office Locations:



Lural Baltimore, Area Administrator

P.O. Box 30011

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 1-800-366-3404


Traverse City

Gayle Grice, Area Administrator

P.O. Box 1200

Traverse City, MI 49685

Phone:  1-800-632-1097



Randy Griswold, Area Administrator

P.O. Box 4020

Kalamazoo, MI 49003

Phone: 1-800-829-7763



Otis Kern, Area Administrator

P.O. Box 345

Detroit, MI 48231

Phone: 1-800-383-7155


Please visit our website or Contact Us for more information:


Family Resource Centers Directory/Locations (PDF)


Map of DHS Offices and Addresses


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