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Commission on Aging in the News

Posted on: February 7, 2020

2020 Census

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WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? 

  • For every person not counted in Michigan, the state loses $1,800 each year  in federal funds for critical programs, including older adult services. The Census determines how billions of federal dollars are allocated for schools, businesses, roads and services for older adults in Michigan.  

HOW CAN I BE COUNTED IN MICHIGAN?

  • You should have received a unique code by mail in March to use when responding.  You must use that link to respond on-line or on the telephone
  • The time to respond online or by phone to the Census 2020 has been extended due to the Covid virus.  You can respond at the following link:  https://2020census.gov/en.html 
  • Census worker’s will start going out to homes that have not responded to the Census.  If the Census does not receive a response from you, a Census questionnaire will be mailed to you and a Census representative may come to your home to collect the information.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

  • Census workers will never ask for your Social Security number. 
  • Your responses are secure and cannot be used against you in any way!
  •  Call our office for more information at (231) 922-4688


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