Public Benefits in Georgia

  • Public benefits in Georgia include:
    • Food Stamps (SNAP) (money for food)
    • Medicaid/PeachCare (healthcare coverage)
    • TANF (temporary payment)
  • Find information and apply for public benefits:
  • It is free to apply for benefits. Do not trust anyone who asks for money in exchange for help with an application. 


If you are denied benefits or disagree with any decision on your benefits, you can request a hearing. To request a hearing, contact your local DFCS office by phone or in writing. Act fast, there is a time limit to appeals. 

Find Legal Help

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 Aid

Free Help With Applications

AARP Foundation

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Center for Pan Asian Community Services

Free Help With Food

Find a Georgia Food Pantry near you


Apply Again

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. Apply again at Georgia Gateway.

Senior SNAP

Special rules apply to those 60-years-old or older applying for SNAP. Learn more about Senior Snap

Apply Online

Apply online using Georgia Gateway.
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