The Food Stamp program provides monthly funds for families to purchase groceries.
What You Should Know:
- Apply for food stamp benefits at your local DFCS office. (As of March 2016, applications for food stamps can no longer be submitted online.)
- After you apply, the Division of Family and Children Services will schedule your telephone interview. You may be asked to provide proof of identity, citizenship or immigration status, Social Security numbers for those requesting assistance, and proof of household income.
- If you have little or no income, you may be eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits within 7 days. Otherwise, if you are determined eligible for benefits, you will receive these within 30 days. Food Stamp benefits are issued on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which can be used at EBT approved food retailers.
How do I report food stamp fraud?
Call 1-877-423-4746 to report this.
Source: Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services. 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 speak with the agency that is the source of the information.