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Food Stamps

Georgians now are able to apply for food stamps online through Georgia COMPASS at www.compass.ga.gov!

EBT Issuance Table:

Last 2 digits of Client ID

00-09

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-99

Old Date

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

13th

14th

New Date

5th

7th

9th

11th

13th

15th

17th

19th

21st

23rd

The Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the Food Stamp Program is a federally funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. A household may be one person living alone, a family, or several unrelated individuals living together who routinely purchase and prepare meals together.

Anyone may apply for food stamp benefits. The program helps households that have limited income and resources.

Click here to obtain information about applying for benefits and to find out about eligibility requirements.

An application is considered filed when it has the name of the head of household, address, date and signature of the head of household or another household member, and is received by the local county department. The application may be filed online at www.compass.ga.gov, in person or by mail or fax to the Department of Family and Children Services. The form 297 application for benefits can be found below in the Related Files section.

After your application is filed, you or a member of your household must be interviewed by a staff person from DFCS. The person who is interviewed must know about your household situation.

For an elderly/disabled individual or individual experiencing problems coming to the office, the interview may be done by phone, a pre-arranged home visit, or an office visit.

Elderly/disabled households may qualify for benefits regardless of the amount of gross income. To apply for benefits, contact your county Department of Family and Children Services or go to the COMPASS website at www.compass.ga.gov

Georgia COMPASS allows customers to apply for Food Stamps online and check their potential eligibility for other DHS social services programs through the Pre-screening tool. Customers, who create an account in Georgia COMPASS, can check the status of their application online. Also, any Food Stamp recipient can make changes to their household circumstances through Georgia COMPASS. DHS is striving to make your experience with us, Faster, Friendlier and Easier! Try Georgia COMPASS today with the link: www.compass.ga.gov

Senior SNAP is a simplified application project designed to make it easier for seniors to receive food stamp benefits.  For more information on this program, click here http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/senior-snap.

Locate a County DFCS Office

An interactive map designed to assist you in locating your local county DFCS office.