Note: The Food Stamp Program is now at “SNAP” -Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The food stamp program is in place to help families in need meet basic food needs.
In this article I will show you how to get food stamps in Georgia.
Do you qualify
To qualify for food stamps in Georgia, you must meet the following requirements:
You must be a US citizen or meet certain criteria strangers.
You need proof of household living situation, including bank statements, etc. That proves that your resources (not counting home and a car) total under $ 2,000.
You must be willing to work or complete work training if you are not disabled.
If you think you qualify, the next step is to get food stamps in Georgia are to submit an application. You can submit an application online or in person.
to submit a food stamp application online, go to Georgia Compass website at www. Compass. go. gov (link will be provided in the “Resources” section at the bottom of this article).
To submit an application to get food stamps in Georgia Department of Human Resources, you must find the nearest office to you. You can search for a location near you, go to the Division of Family and Children Services website (link below in the “Resources” section of this article). Click on “County Offices” from the menu on the left side of the page (disregard regions that pops up, unless you know what region you live in). County offices will take you to a map and list of counties in Georgia. Find the region that includes your county, then select your county on the next page to get contact information for your local Department of Family and Children Services office. Contact the office to make an appointment or to get an application mailed to you.
Once you’ve turned on your application to get food stamps in Georgia, you will either be denied (so, you can turn in another application if the situation gets worse) or given an appointment for an interview, so they can get evidence for your situation.
If you get a deal, you should take in any documentation for your household and your financial situation: ID for yourself; Social Security for yourself and your household, proof of income for the household (check stubs, statements from family members to give you money, child support, etc.); proof of rent and any bills, child care receipts, proof of child support payment withdrawals, etc.
. be on time to your appointment and be nice to the person you have your interview with! This is where the decision will be made if you get food stamps.
If you are accepted to get food stamps, you will receive an “EBT” card. EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer and takes the place of the former food stamp coupons. Your EBT card works like a debit card :. . Each month you will receive a deposit into your account, and then use the card to pay for food
When you get food stamps in Georgia, you can only buy food with the card. You can not withdraw the money as cash and you can not purchase items such as toilet paper, paper towels, diapers or other non-food items. You can not buy food from the deli. Most merchants, but accepts food stamps.
Tips and Warnings
Turn on any required information quickly.
Be polite to anyone on your case.
It is better to give too much information to deal with a case than not enough. If you do not have everything you need, please send it later, delaying your case.
Do not be late for your appointment!