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If you live in Georgia and qualify for Medicaid, you can use the apply for Medicaid website to check whether you are eligible for benefits. In this post, we will walk you through how to apply online for Medicaid through the website.

Do I Qualify for Medicaid?

Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. To be approved, you have to meet eligibility requirements. Eligibility criteria also depend on your age; whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and assets, and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a qualified alien. The chart below provides a snapshot of those individuals that may qualify for Medicaid in Georgia.

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If you believe you qualify for Medicaid in Georgia, follow the instructions below to apply online via the compass website.

Step 1: apply for Medicaid

You can use the website’s screening tool to determine your eligibility. Click here and click on the “Am I Eligible” link. Once you determine that you are eligible, go to step 2.

Step 2: Apply for Medicaid

Step Two: Complete and submit an application for benefits

You can download all three applications require here: 297, 297A and 297M . You have to fill them all out and mail them to your nearest DFCS office or fax it to them. For a DFCS office near you or their phone number, click here.


You can request a paper application by visiting your local DFCS office, or by calling the Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 and asking that an application is mailed to you.

An application is considered filed when it has the name of the head of household, address, date, and signature of the head of household or another household member, and is received by the Department.

Once you have completed the application, submit it by mail or in person to your local Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office.

We hope this article about apply for Medicaid was helpful. If you have any further questions, please tell us in the comments section below.

**ATTENTION: Since this article was posted, Georgia COMPASS has moved to a new platform called Georgia Gateway. Georgia COMPASS no longer exists. You can use the new Georgia Gateway platform to access all social benefit programs. For more information on the Georgia Gateway platform, please see our updated post on Georgia Gateway here.



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