SNAP (Food Stamps)

How Do I Apply for SNAP Benefits?

Effective July 1, 2022, the statewide ABAWD Waiver expired.  If you are between the ages of 18 and 49 and are not working, you may have special requirements you must follow in order to receive SNAP assistance.  Click here for more information.

*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

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 https://dfcs.georgia.gov/adasection-504-and-civil-rights.

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

 

العربية

 

نموذج تسجيل الناخبين في جورجيا

Bosanski  

Prijava za registraciju glasača u državi Džordžija 

မြန်မာဘာသာ  

ဂျော်ဂျီယာပြည်နယ်မှ မဲပေးသူများ မှတ်ပုံတင်ရန် လျှောက်လွှာ

中文

乔治亚州选民登记申请

فارسی

درخواست ثبت نام رای دهنده جورجیا

Français

Demande d'inscription d'électeur de Georgia

ગુજરાતી  

જ્યોર્જિયાની મતદાર નોંધણી એપ્લિકેશન

िंदी

जॉर्जिया का मतदाता पंजीकरण आवेदन

日本の 

ジョージアの有権者登録申請書

한국어

조지아주의 투표인 등록 신청

िेपाली

जर्जियाको भोटर रजिष्ट्रेशन आवेदन

Português 

 Solicitação de registro de votante de Georgia

 

Русский  

Регистрация заявления избирателя штата Джорджии

 

Tiếng Việt  

Đơn Đăng ký Cử tri Georgia

 

OR

Self-service application options 

Online: 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: 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 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.


Contact SNAP Customer Contact Center

Toll-Free: (877) 423-4746

Contact your local DFCS office

For language assistance, contact LEPSI

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 https://dfcs.georgia.gov/adasection-504-and-civil-rights.

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, 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: 

  • mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  • email: program.int[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).

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

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