SNAP (Food Stamps)

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, a law was passed that made more higher education students temporarily eligible for SNAP. These rules applied to students with an Expected Family Contribution of $0 and students eligible to participate in State or Federally financed work-study. Now, the COVID-19 public health emergency has come to an end. Therefore, the temporary student rules will begin phasing out in June 2023 and some students may no longer be eligible for SNAP. You may need to provide additional information to your caseworker when you recertify to continue your SNAP benefits. If you have questions, please see our Download this pdf file. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) .

How Do I Apply for SNAP Benefits?

*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).

The Georgia Food Stamp Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 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 (1) person living alone, a family, or several unrelated individuals cohabitating who routinely purchase and prepare meals together.

1. Get Prepared

Review SNAP Benefits in Georgia 

  • English:  Download this pdf file. Form 47  - SNAP (Food Stamps) in Georgia
  • Spanish/Español:  Download this pdf file. Forma 47  - SNAP (Cupones para alimentos) en Georgia

Form 47 - SNAP in Georgia in other languages:


2. Create and Submit an Application

Create and submit your SNAP application (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

SNAP (Food Stamp) Form 297 – Application for SNAP, TANF and Medicaid in other languages:

Form 297A - Rights and Responsibilities in other languages:


Self-service application options 

Online: Log on to and select “Apply for Benefits.” Hours available to apply are Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to midnight, excluding weekends and 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.

DFCS Reasonable Modifications and Communication Assistance Request Form for Persons with Disabilities
If you have a disability and need a reasonable modification or communication assistance to access DFCS services, you can request a reasonable modification, communication assistance, extra help or learn more about the rights of customers with disabilities by using this hyperlink to access the DFCS Reasonable Modifications and Communication Assistance Request Form for Persons with Disabilities.

Voter Registration Information:

Register Online: To apply to register to vote where you live now, visit

Print an application: You may print an application by visiting

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

3. Contact the SNAP Customer Contact Center

Toll-Free: (877) 423-4746

Contact your local DFCS office

For language assistance, contact LEPSI

4. 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.

Senior SNAP is a simplified application process designed to make it easier for seniors to receive SNAP benefits. For elderly/disabled individuals, an interview is completed by telephone.

Questions, issues or concerns? Please contact Constituent Services.

SNAP (Food Stamp) Renewal

All SNAP recipients are required to complete a periodic review to continue their eligibility for benefits. A renewal form and any required verification can be submitted in Georgia Gateway or by using Form 508 – FOOD STAMP / MEDICAID / TANF Renewal Form. (A link to Georgia's Voter Registration Application is also included below).

For additional support with requesting large print versions of DFCS applications, please visit


Form 508 – Food Stamp / Medicaid / TANF Renewal Form in other languages:

SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits Replacement

Constituents who have lost food purchased with SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits due to weather disasters (ice storm, fire, flood, tornado or other household misfortune) may request replacement of those SNAP benefits. Constituents that experience a food loss due to power outages of four hours or more may receive replacement benefits within 10 days after the report of a loss.

Per SNAP policy, recipients are required to report the loss of food to the local DFCS office and complete an affidavit, Food Loss Replacement Form (Form 841) verifying the amount of loss. Customers have 10 days after the loss to submit that form. 

Download this pdf file.  Form 841 - Food Loss Replacement Form

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), 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. 

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to: 

  1. mail: 
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334 
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or 
  1. fax: 
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 
  1. email: 
    [email protected] 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

You may also file discrimination complaints by contacting your local DFCS office, or the DFCS Civil Rights, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at 2 Peachtree Street N.W., 29th Fl., Atlanta, GA, 30303, 877-423-4746. For complaints alleging discrimination based on limited English proficiency, contact the DHS Limited English Proficiency and Sensory Impairment Program at: 47 Trinity Ave. S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30334, or call 877-423-4746 (voice).

Virtual Lobby Resources

Download this pdf file. Food Stamp Rights

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

Download this pdf file. Justice For All 

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

Download this pdf file. ADA/Section 504 Poster

SNAP and Head Start

Download this pdf file. SNAP and Head Start flyer

Download this pdf file. SNAP and Head Start flyer (Spanish)

Contact DFCS Constituent Service

NOTE: For timely processing, applications, renewals and verification paperwork should be uploaded to Georgia Gateway when possible. Customers without online access should mail paperwork directly to their local county office.

For all other inquiries

  • Web Form: 
    • Family Independence Online Contact Form - for issues related to Georgia Gateway, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card, Energy Assistance, Food Stamps/SNAP, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Primary: 877-423-4746
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mail to: 47 Trinity Ave. S.W.
    ​​​​​​​Atlanta, Georgia 30334