In an about-face, Michigan says it will provide food stamps to applicants who own a car worth more than $15,000, the Associated Press reports. The change means needy residents can keep two cars to get to work, school and job interviews.
Last month the state Department of Human Services Director announced that applicants with liquid assets of more than $5,000 and a vehicle worth more than $15,000 would not be eligible for food stamps.
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Starting Jan. 1, applicants can exempt one vehicle, and a second can't be worth more than $15,000. That copies Texas policy.