Senior SNAP

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The Georgia Senior SNAP program is an elderly simplified application process designed to make it easier for seniors to receive SNAP benefits.

Create and submit your Senior SNAP application (a link to Georgia's Voter Registration Application is also included below).

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If you are 60 years and older and you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible for Senior SNAP.

  • All members of your household are 60 years of age or older and purchase and prepare their food together.
  • The members of your household are not working. 
  • Your household is under the income limits to be eligible for SNAP participation.
  • Your household has a permanent fixed income such as Social Security Income, Private, State or Federal Retirement, Veterans Administration benefits or United States Railroad Retirement.

Individuals 60 years and older and/or who disabled are eligible for medical deductions when applying for SNAP benefits. Medical expenses that exceed $35 per month can decrease an applicant’s gross income, increasing the amount of SNAP benefits eligible for receipt. Medical expense includes:

  • Medical and dental care
  • Hospitalization, outpatient treatment, and nursing home care
  • Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications prescribed by a doctor
  • Medical supplies and medical equipment prescribed by a doctor (including equipment rental costs)
  • Eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, dentures and prosthetic devices prescribed by a doctor
  • Health insurance and prescription drug insurance premiums
  • Medicare and Medicare supplement premiums
  • Transportation and lodging incurred during the receipt of medical treatment (e.g., trips to the doctor, dentist or pharmacy for prescriptions), including the cost of mileage, parking, bus fare, taxi fare, etc.
  • Maintaining a homemaker, home health aide, child care service or a housekeeper who is necessary because of age, health condition or illness
  • The cost of telephone equipment specially designed for a disabled person

When applying for SNAP, list any applicable medical expenses and provide verification of those expenses (e.g., insurance statements, medical bills, receipts with prescriptions, etc.).

Senior SNAP Medical Deductions
Senior SNAP Medical Deductions (Spanish)

Mail your completed Senior SNAP application to:

Georgia Senior SNAP
P.O. Box 537
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

All Senior SNAP inquiries are routed to the DFCS Customer Contact Center main number 1-877-423-4746.

Self-service application options: 

Online: Log on to Georgia Gateway at https://gateway.ga.gov/ to apply for benefits. You can apply online Monday-Friday between 5 a.m. and 12 a.m., excluding holidays.

By Phone: Call the Customer Contact Center at (877) 423-4746 to submit an application by telephone.

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 DFCS.

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The Interview

After your application is filed, you or a member of your household must complete a phone interview conducted by an eligibility worker at DFCS. The person who is interviewed must know about your household situation and be ready to answer questions related to your household situation.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online athttps://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442
  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.Under the Department of Human Services (DHS), you may also file other discrimination complaints by contacting your local DFCS office, or the DFCS Civil Rights, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 19-454, Atlanta, GA, 30303, 404-657-3735. For complaints alleging discrimination based on limited English proficiency, contact the DHS Limited English Proficiency and Sensory Impairment Program at: 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 29-103, Atlanta, GA 30303 or call 404-657-5244 (voice), 404-463-7591 (TTY), 404-651-6815 (fax).