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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown. Food assistance recipients can expect to receive next month’s benefits on March 3, 4 or 5. April benefits will be issued from April 3-12 and May payments will be issued as regularly scheduled. About 1.2 million Michiganders receive food assistance through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administered by MDHHS.