Skip Navigation
Michigan Department of Human ServicesMichigan.gov, Official Website for the State of Michigan
Michigan.gov Home
close print view
Legal Base

The following State and Federal laws are the legal base for our programs and services.

Assistance Programs
  • Family Independence Program
        Public Act 280, 1939, (Social Welfare Act)
        Public Act 146, 1925 (Poor Law)
        Social Security Act

  • State Disability Assistance (SDA)
        Annual Appropriations Act
     

  • Food Assistance Program (FAP)
       
    Food Stamp Act of 1977
        Public Act 280, 1939 (Social Welfare Act)
     

  • State Emergency Relief Program (SER)
       
    Social Security Act, as amended
        Public Act 82 of 2001 (FY 2002 FIA Appropriations Act)  
        Administrative Rules R 400.7001 - R 400.7049, effective November 13, 1993.

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
       
    Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (Title XXVI of Public Law 97-35)
     
  • Child Development and Care
       
    Social Security Act
     
  • Supplemental Security Income 
        Social Security Act
              
  • Disability Determination Service 
        Social Security Act

  • Refugee Assistance Program
        Refugee Act of 1980
     
  • Child Support and You
        Social Security
        Act Public Act 174 of 1971 (Office of Child Support Act)
        Public Act 295 of 1982 (Support and Parenting Time Enforcement Act)
        Public Act 294 of 1982 (Friend of the Court Act)
        Public Act 138 of 1966 (Family Support Act)
        Public Act 293 of 1968 (Status of Minors and Child Support Act)

  • Individual and Family Services

    • Adult Protective ServicesPublic Act 280, 1939 (Social Welfare Act)

    • Children's Foster Care
    Social Security Act
     State: Public Act 280 of 1939 (Social Welfare Act)
    Public Act 288 of 1939 (Juvenile Code)
      Public Act 220 of 1935 (Michigan Children's Institute)
      Public Act 296 of 1974 (Michigan Adoption Code)
      Public Act 225 of 2011 (Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Act)
      Public Act 203 of 1994 (Foster Care and Adoption Services Act)

    • Adoption SubsidySocial Security Act 
    Public Act 280, 1939 (Social Welfare Act)

    • Juvenile Justice ServicesPublic Act 150 of 1974, the Youth Rehabilitation Services Act
    Public Act 280 of 1939, the Social Welfare Act
    Public Act 288 of 1939, the Juvenile Code

    • Children's Trust FundPublic Act 211 of 1982
    Public Act 249 of 1982
    Public Act 250 of 1982

    • Migrant Services

    • Social Security Act

    • Adult Community PlacementPublic Act 218 of 1979 (AFC Licensing)
    Social Security Act

    • Children's Protective Services (CPS)Social Security Act
    Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
    Public Act 280 of 1939
    Public Act 238 of 1975
    Public Act 288 of 1939 (Juvenile Code)

    • Families FirstThis program is part of the state's services designed to meet the Reasonable Efforts (P.L. 96-272) requirements of Title IV-E of the federal Social Security Act.

    • Zero to Three The enabling legislation for the initiative in P.A. 294 of 2000 (Family Independence Agency), P.A. 297 of 2000 (Education), and P.A. 296 of 2000 (Community Health) states that the 0-3 funds shall be used for grants to support community-based, collaborative secondary prevention services.

    • Strong Families/Safe ChildrenSocial Security Act

    • Foster CareFederal and State Legal Base information Federal:
    Public Law 96-272, the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980.
    Public Law 105-89, The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) of 1997
    Public Law 95-608, Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
    Public Law 103-382, Howard M. Metzenbaum Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994
    Public Law 104-188, Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996
    Public Law 91-230, the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    Public Law 99-590, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1986

    State:
    P.A. 220 of 1935, Michigan Children's Institute Act
    P.A. 280 of 1939, the Social Welfare Act
    P.A. 288 of 1939, Chapter XIIA, The Juvenile Code
    P.A. 116 of 1973, Child Care Organization Licensing Act
    P.A. 296 of 1974, the Michigan Adoption Code (added Chapter X to P.A. 288 of 1939) P.A. 238 of 1975, the Child Protection Law
    P.A. 218 of 1979, the Adult Foster Care Facility Licensing Act
    P.A. 74 of 1989, Established the State Foster Care Review Board Program
    P.A. 203 of 1994, the Foster Care and Adoption Services Act
    P.A. 388 of 1996, Established the Family Division of the Circuit Court to take the place of the Juvenile Division of the Probate.


    Other

    • Work FirstSocial Security Act

    • Public Act 280 of 1939 (Social Welfare Act)

    • Employment and Training Program for Food Assistance Recipients

    • Public Law 104-193

    • Employment-Related Activities

    • Social Security Act
    • Public Act 280 of 1939

    • Employment Support Services

    • Social Security Act
    • Public Act 280 of 1939

    • Family Support Services

    • Social Security Act

    • Personal Responsibility Plan and Family Contract

    • MCL 400.57d and 400.57e

    • Preventive Services for Families

    • Social Security Act
    • Public Law 104-193

    • Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board

    • Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDVPTB) was established within FIA in 1978 (P.A. 389)
    • Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act 42 USC 10401 et. seq. 
    • Violence Against Women Act

    • Home Help ServicesPublic Act 280 of 1939
    Social Security Act.

    • Community Services Block GrantCommunity Services Block Grant Act of 1981 (Public Law 97-35), as amended.




    QR code

    Michigan.gov Home
    Michigan NewsMichigan.gov Survey


    Copyright © 2001-2014 State of Michigan