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Apply for SNAP

SNAP provides any eligible citizen monthly funds to buy groceries. 

Anyone may apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. The program helps households that 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.

For information about increased SNAP benefits during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) response, please visit the Georgia COVID-19 response page.

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How Do I Apply for SNAP?

  • Gather What You’ll Need

    • Proof of identity

    • Citizenship or immigration status

    • Social Security numbers for those requesting help

    • Proof of household income

  • Create & Submit Application

  • Next Steps

    • If you have little or no income, you may be eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits within 7 days of applying. Learn the requirements for expedited benefits from DFCS’s FAQ web page.

    • Otherwise, if you are determined eligible for benefits, you will receive these within 30 days.

    • Check your benefits status by logging into Georgia Gateway or call the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746.


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This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please contact the related agency.