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.).

English: Senior SNAP Medical Deductions
Español (Spanish): Senior SNAP deducciones médicas

Senior SNAP Applications should be mailed/faxed to: 

Georgia Senior SNAP 
P.O. Box 450149
Atlanta, GA 31145-0149
Fax: 678-717-5585

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

Self-service application options: 

Online: Log on to Georgia Gateway at 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.

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

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 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. (A link to Georgia's Voter Registration Application is also included below).

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

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
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. 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 and 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).

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