(Last updated on 3/1/19)
We are doing a www.gateway.ga.gov food stamps review to show you how to apply for food stamps in Georgia. There are three ways you can apply for food assistance in Georgia. First, you have to see if you are eligible for SNAP benefits. Visit the Gateway website here. We think the Gateway website application process is very intuitive and easy to use. To see if you qualify, you will be able to use the online pre-screening tool that asks you questions about your household situation – including income, the number of people in your family and other eligibility questions to determine if you are eligible for SNAP benefits or food stamps.
Once you complete the online application, you will be invited for an interview to review the information you provided and get documentation on your income and other expenses to be able to make a decision on your application. Once you are approved for food stamps, you will then be issued a Georgia EBT Card, which is a prepaid debit card which you will use to by food that is approved under the SNAP program. The EBT card can be used to make approved food purchases only. Any abuse of the card can lead to arrest and prosecution and a ban from getting further benefits in the future.
You can also use the Gateway website to do the following:
- Help with buying food
- Low-cost or no-cost health care
- Home energy assistance
- Cash Assistance
- Child Care Assistance
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
- Child Support
- Aging Services
- Help with ending or preventing homelessness
- Additional Services through Local Community Action Agencies
Overall, our review of the Georgia Gateway website is that it is very easy to use for services provided by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, which is part of the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS).