2023 Income Limit for Georgia Food Stamps

The income limit is the most important food stamps (SNAP) eligibility requirement in Georgia. In this post, In this post, we are going to walk you through the 2023 income limit for Georgia food stamps, including how to calculate how much you will receive in SNAP benefits if approved.

Additionally, we will provide information on how to apply for food stamps in Georgia.

Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about SNAP benefits in Georgia.

Table of Contents:

  • Food Stamps in Georgia
  • Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Georgia
  • 2023 Income Limit for Georgia Food Stamps
  • How to Apply for Food Stamps in Georgia
  • Food Stamps in Georgia FAQs

2023 Income Limits for Georgia Food Stamps

Food Stamps in Georgia

SNAP (also known as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families in Georgia.

In Georgia, the SNAP program is run by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).

Once you are approved, SNAP benefits are provided on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, that is used as a debit card.

EBT cards are accepted at most grocery stores, some farmers’ markets, convenience, big box stores, and some online stores, like Walmart and Amazon.

SNAP benefits generally cannot be used to buy prepared foods, vitamins, alcohol/tobacco, and non-food items (like soap or toothpaste).

Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Georgia?

To be eligible for SNAP in Georgia, a household must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be a Georgia resident
  • Your household income must be less than the food stamps income limits for your household size (see chart below)
  • With some exceptions, you must work or participate in an employment and training program
  • For most households, resources must be under $2,750 to qualify for SNAP or $4,250 in countable resources if at least one member of the household is age 60 or older, or is disabled

Senior SNAP

If you are age 60 and older, you may be eligible for Senior SNAP in Georgia.

Click here to access the Senior SNAP page to learn more about this program.

2023 Income Limit for Georgia Food Stamps

To qualify for SNAP in Georgia, your household income must not exceed 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

You can find out if you may qualify by using the 2022/2023 table below.

Income limits vary according to household size.

Households that contain no elderly or disabled individuals must meet both the gross (income before deduction) and the net income (income after allowable deductions) limits.

However, households that contain an elderly (age 60 or over) individual or a disabled individual must meet only the net income limits.

See the table below for both the net and gross income limits according to household size.

Georgia SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Monthly Gross Income (130% of FPL) Monthly Net Income (100% of FPL)
1 $1,473 $1,133
2 $1,984 $1,526
3 $2,495 $1,920
4 $3,007 $2,313
5 $3,518 $2,706
6 $4,029 $3,100
7 $4,541 $3,493
8 $5,052 $3,886
Each Additional Household Member: Add $512 $394

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Georgia

There are multiple ways you can apply for food stamps in Georgia.

Option 1 – Apply Online

The easiest way to apply for SNAP benefits is online through the Georgia Gateway portal.

Log on to https://gateway.ga.gov and select “Apply for Benefits.”

If you do not have an account, click on the “Create an Account” link for instructions on how to set up an account.

For help in creating a Gateway account, see our post on How to Create a Georgia Gateway Account.

If you are having trouble logging into your Gateway account, see our guide on
Georgia Gateway Login Help.

Option 2 – Apply by Mail or Fax an Application

To apply by mail or fax, download the SNAP application here.

Once you have completed the application, you can submit it by mail or fax.

Instructions on how to do so are included in the application.

Also, you can request an application to be mailed to you by calling 1-(877) 423-4746.

Option 3 – Apply in Person

If you are unable to apply online or by mail, the DFCS has offices statewide to assist you with the application process.

Click here to find your local office.

Georgia Food Stamps Frequently asked questions (FAQS)

Food Stamps in Georgia FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Georgia Food Stamps:

What is the Phone Number for Georgia Food Stamps?

If you need help applying for food stamps in Georgia or have further questions about how the SNAP program works, call Customer Call Center at 1-877-423-4746.

How Much Will I Receive in Georgia Food Stamps?

If you are approved for food stamps in Georgia, how much in benefits you get partly depends on the:

  • Number of people in your household,
  • The total amount of your household’s income, and
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan.

The Thrifty Food Plan is a government estimate of how much it costs to provide a household with nutritious, low-cost meals.

In Georgia, the average monthly SNAP amount per person is approximately $260.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
1 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1,116
6 $1,339
7 $1,480
8 $1,691
Each Additional Household Member: Add $211

To find out how much you are likely to get in Georgia SNAP if approved, use the calculator below.

In the example provided below, we are using a family of 6 to demonstrate how to calculate your food stamps amount.

How Georgia Food Stamps Calculator

Here’s how to calculate how much a family of 6 will get in SNAP benefits.

First, we need to start with the household income.

If you have a countable net income, multiply your net monthly income by 0.3 (30 percent).

Round up this amount to the nearest dollar.

Next, take this amount and subtract it from the maximum benefit level for a household of your size.

From the table above, the maximum a household of 6 could receive in food stamps is $1,339

The result is the monthly food stamps benefits for a family of 6.

Here’s an example:

Example: Michael and his family of four (6) have $2,000 in net income after allowable deductions.

To determine the family’s SNAP benefits, take 30% of the “net income” (30% of $2,000) and subtract it from the maximum benefit, as follows:

$ 2000 Net Income for Michael’s family
x .30 (Multiply by 30%)
$ 600 Countable Income
$ 1,339 Maximum SNAP for 6 persons
-$600 Countable income (round up)
$ 739 Monthly SNAP benefits for Michael’s family

When are Georgia EBT benefits deposited?

Georgia food stamps benefits are deposited on your GA EBT Card on your scheduled deposit day. Your Georgia EBT Deposit Date varies based on the last two-digits of your Georgia Food Stamps ID number.

Food Stamp benefits will be made available in your EBT Card account by 6am EST on your scheduled deposit day. 

Here is the Georgia SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2023:

If your ID Number ends in: Benefits are deposited on the:
00-09 5th of the month
10-19 7th of the month
20-29 9th of the month
30-39 11th of the month
40-49 13th of the month
50-59 15th of the month
60-69 17th of the month
70-79 19th of the month
80-89 21st of the month
90-99 23rd of the month

If you need additional help, including how to find your GA SNAP ID Number, check out our Georgia EBT Payment Schedule for 2023.

How Many People are on Food Stamps in Georgia?

Here’s how Georgia’s Food Stamps numbers compare to the National Data for the United States:
As of January 2023, there are about 1.6 million people on food stamps in Georgia.
Additionally, there are about 41 million people on food stamps in the United States, as shown in the tables below.
Georgia Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:
Number of People on Food Stamps in Georgia
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 1,547,070 1,597,184 3.2%
Number of Households 747,578 789,204 5.6%
Total Benefits ($) $348,983,120.00 $254,385,053.00 -27.1%

United States Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:

Number of People on Food Stamps in The United States
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 40,846,833 41,665,296 2.0%
Number of Households 21,402,558 21,907,553 2.4%
Total Benefits ($) $9,117,810,630.00 $9,338,989,005.00 2.4%

What stores accept Georgia EBT online for delivery?

Currently, there are 16 stores that accept Georgia EBT Cards online as payment.

You can use your GA EBT Card and food stamp benefits to purchase approved grocery items and have it delivered directly to your door.

However, your Georgia SNAP benefits cannot be use to pay for delivery fees.

Currently, the following stores accept Georgia SNAP online:

  1. Aldi
  2. Amazon
  3. BJs Wholesale Club
  4. Earth Fare
  5. Food City
  6. Food Lion
  7. Little Giant Farmers Market
  8. Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market
  9. Piggly Wiggly (HAC)
  10. Publix
  11. Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  12. Shoppers Value Foods (Macon)
  13. Sprouts Farmers Market
  14. Target
  15. Walmart
  16. Whole Foods

Are there discounts that come with the Georgia EBT Card?

Yes, your Georgia EBT Card qualifies you for various discounts including discounted Amazon Prime for EBT Cardholders, discounted cell phone service, discounted internet service, and much more.

For more information, check out our complete list of Georgia EBT Discounts and Freebies for 2023.

Income Limit for Georgia Food Stamps Summary

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