Michigan Bridge Cards Cannot Be Used For 10 Hours This Weekend
If you are Michigan Bridge Card user, take note. You will not be able to use your Bridge Card between tomorrow night, Saturday, August 28th to Sunday morning, August 29th.
According to ABC 12, the reason for this is a system change. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is going to switch to a new system that will allow Michigan Bridge Card recipients to use an app for assistance. As of now the system change is projected for 10 hours - beginning at 11:30 PM Saturday, and finishing by 9:30 AM Sunday. Keep in mind, with any IT system change, there may be hiccups. Whatever you know you or your family are going to need by Sunday - I would get today or at least by tomorrow evening.
No worries on having to apply or request a new card after the change - from all accounts your card will still work after the change.
I am sure there are plenty of Michigan Bridge Card users that will never use the new app feature, but it is what it is. The future is here - and that means everything can be done through your phone and or personal computer.
I am not one to handle my finances through an app - I guess I am old school that way. I have lost too many phones to have them filled with that kind of personal information. I can't believe I just typed that, I sound like a grandparent. Christ.
Nonetheless use the app, don't use the app - just go to the store if you need too before the temporary shutdown.