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Public Benefits in Georgia

  • Getting and keeping public benefits can be challenging.  This site provides important tips that can help.
  • It is important to stay in touch with your DFCS office about your case. Here are some ways to stay in touch:
    • Call 1-877-423-4746 for automated information
    • Call 404-463-0039 to speak to a person (long wait times)
    • Fax 1-888-740-9355
    • Go online to gateway.ga.gov
    • Go to your local DFCS office and ask to speak with someone in-person

Appeal

If you disagree with a decision DFCS made about your public benefits, you can file an appeal. You must act quickly or you may lose your chance to appeal. More

Re-Apply

If DFCS denied or terminated your public benefits, you also have the right to re-apply for those benefits. Sometimes new applications are processed faster than appeals. More

Apply Online

Apply online using Gateway, Georgia's Common Point of Access to Social Services. More

Senior SNAP

Special rules apply to seniors applying for SNAP (Food Stamps). More

Free Legal Help With Appeals or Disability Access

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
    To apply call (404) 524-5811 or apply online
  • Georgia Legal Services
    (404) 206-5175 or toll free 1-800-498-9469 or apply online
  • Georgia Senior Legal Hotline
    (404) 657-9915 or toll free 1-888-257-9519

Free Help With Applications

Free Help With Food