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COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Effective Monday, March 23, DFCS offices are temporarily reducing in-person operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we encourage you to use self-service options during this time. Click here for more information.

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Update on SNAP, TANF, and Medical Assistance Renewals

SNAP, TANF, MA and PeachCare benefits due for renewal in March, April, May and June 2020 were extended by six months. 

July renewals were NOT extended. Notices sent and are due by the date shown on your notice.

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Notice of Public Hearing

Join DFCS on July 22 to formally review the FY 2021 State Plan for CSBG and LIHEAP. Join the live sessions below:

10 a.m. until noon: CSBG live public hearing

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: LIHEAP live public hearing

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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer
(P-EBT) will be available in Georgia late July 2020.

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Notice

The DHS Division of Family & Children Services is working to process benefits applications. June Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or P-SNAP benefits will be released automatically on EBT cards to all eligible households by the end of the month. Constituents are encouraged to use online self-service options or telephone to access more information or updates during this period.

Wednesday's Child

Every week, we partner with Fox 5 Atlanta to feature a child in Georgia's foster care system. This week's featured child is Breanna.

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Richmond County file disposal

Augusta area DFCS and DAS confidential case files for customers prior to 2017 were improperly disposed of in a recent incident. For more information, click here. If you believe your information may have been included in these files, contact 1-888-304-1021 from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. until June 22, 2020.

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DFCS Data

In an effort to provide helpful information on the work we do across the state, DFCS has implemented a transparency initiative to put our data in an easy-to-use, interactive format. Access statewide numbers or drill down to specific counties to see how DFCS is working in your community.