You can apply for benefits as well as check and manage your status through Georgia Gateway.
Apply in person
SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, provide any eligible citizen monthly funds to buy groceries.
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Anyone may apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. The program helps households who have limited income and resources. A household may be one person living alone, a family, or several unrelated individuals cohabiting who buy and prepare meals together. SNAP can be used to buy food from any store with the EBT/Quest sign.
If you are over age 60, your household has a permanent fixed income, such as Social Security Income, and members of your household are not working, you may qualify for Senior SNAP. To find out more, call the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) at 877-423-4746. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call GA Relay at 800-255-0135. These services are free.
Getting your SNAP benefits quickly
If you have little or no income, you may qualify to get benefits within 7 days, also called expedited benefits. To find out if you qualify, visit the DFCS FAQ web page or call DFCS at 877-423-4746. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call GA Relay at 800-255-0135. These services are free.