Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

*If you need help reading this information or communicating with us, ask us or call 1-877-423-4746. Our services, including interpreters, are free. If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking, you can call us at the number above by dialing 711 (Georgia Relay).

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is the monthly cash assistance program, with an employment services component, for low-income families with children under age 18, and children age 18 and attending school full-time. Cooperation with the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Services, is a requirement of receiving TANF benefits unless good cause can be established.

Read more about Electronic Benefits Transfer requirements regarding Georgia’s EPPICard.

How to apply for TANF

Print an application and fill out as much information as possible and mail the paper application to your local DFCS office (a link to Georgia's Voter Registration Application is also included below).

Download this pdf file.  Notice of Free Interpretation Services

If you have difficulty communicating with us because you do not speak English or have a disability, please notify a staff person. Free interpretation services, translated materials or other assistance is available upon request.

For additional support with requesting large print versions of DFCS applications, please visit https://dfcs.georgia.gov/adasection-504-and-civil-rights.

TANF Form 297 - Application for Food Stamps, TANF and Medicaid in other languages


نموذج تسجيل الناخبين في جورجيا


Prijava za registraciju glasača u državi Džordžija 


ဂျော်ဂျီယာပြည်နယ်မှ မဲပေးသူများ မှတ်ပုံတင်ရန် လျှောက်လွှာ




درخواست ثبت نام رای دهنده جورجیا


Demande d'inscription d'électeur de Georgia


જ્યોર્જિયાની મતદાર નોંધણી એપ્લિકેશન

ह िंदी

जॉर्जिया का मतदाता पंजीकरण आवेदन




조지아주의 투표인 등록 신청


जर्जियाको भोटर रजिष्ट्रेशन आवेदन


 Solicitação de registro de votante de Georgia



Регистрация заявления избирателя штата Джорджии


Tiếng Việt  

Đơn Đăng ký Cử tri Georgi

Log on to https://gateway.ga.gov and select “Apply for Benefits.” Hours available to apply are Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to midnight, excluding weekends and holidays.

By Phone:
Telephone applications may be submitted by calling the Customer Contact Center at (877) 423-4746.

An application is considered filed when it is received by DFCS and has the following:

  • The name of the head of household
  • Address
  • Date
  • Signature of the head of household or another household member

DFCS Reasonable Modifications and Communication Assistance Request Form for Persons with Disabilities

Do you have a disability and need a reasonable modification or communication assistance to access DFCS services? Click here to request a reasonable modification, communication assistance, extra help or to learn more about the rights of customers with disabilities.

TANF Benefit Renewal

All benefits recipients are required to undergo periodic review of continued program eligibility. A renewal form and any required accompanying verification can be submitted in Georgia Gateway or by using Form 508 – the FOOD STAMP/MEDICAID/TANF Renewal Form. 

For additional support with requesting large print versions of DFCS applications, please visit https://dfcs.georgia.gov/adasection-504-and-civil-rights.

Voter Registration Information:

Register Online: To apply to register to vote where you live now, visit sos.ga.gov.

Print an application: You may print an application by visiting sos.ga.gov.

If you want a Georgia Voter Registration application mailed to you, you may call the Georgia Secretary of State’s office at 404-656-2871, call DFCS’ Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746, or visit sos.ga.gov.



If you have questions about your TANF case, contact your caseworker directly. Caseworker information can be found at the top right corner of any notice received from the agency.  If you have not received a notice, please call the Customer Contact Center Toll-Free at (877) 423-4746.

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 at: https://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; or
  3. email: [email protected].

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).

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - Related Files


Virtual Lobby Resources

Download this pdf file.  Domestic Violence

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

Download this pdf file.  Notice of Free Interpretation Services and Accessibility Assistance Poster

Download this pdf file.  ADA/Section 504 Poster