ATLANTA – Eligible Families throughout Georgia received additional food stamp benefits for March. The additional benefits are available because of Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or P-SNAP. P-SNAP allows SNAP recipients who do not receive the maximum benefit for their household to get additional money automatically. Those already receiving the maximum amount for their household will not receive additional funds.
Congress authorized P-SNAP in response to COVID-19. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers SNAP nationwide. FNS approved a waiver allowing the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to issue supplements to cover the difference between previously issued benefits and additional funds allowed under P-SNAP.
Approximately 1.7 million Georgians rely on SNAP to feed their families. “Georgians are facing dire circumstances due to COVID-19,” said DFCS Director Tom Rawlings, “we hope P-SNAP provides some relief to families in the greatest need.”
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The Food Stamp Limits chart shows how much families can receive based on the size of their household. P-SNAP allows families to automatically receive the maximum amount in March and April. DFCS issued the additional allotments to recipients’ Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.
Although DFCS lobbies remain temporarily closed to the public, constituents can apply for SNAP using one of the self-service options below.
Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid Benefits
Visit: gateway.ga.gov (verification documents and case status info for all benefits; Food Stamps, Medicaid and TANF account updates are also housed on this site.)
Download an Application:
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
Call: 888-421-3281 for updates
Those without internet access can contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 for additional options, general information or to request an application.