$350 Georgia Cash Assistance Program – 2023 Update
Do you have questions about the Georgia Cash Assistance Program? Are you a resident of Georgia who is enrolled in Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, SNAP, and/or TANF?
If so, you may be eligible for the Georgia Cash Assistance Program.
In a recent announcement, Governor Brian P. Kemp has allocated over $1 billion to the Department of Human Services to provide cash assistance to active enrollees of these programs.
This guide will provide you with all the information you need to understand and access the Cash Assistance Program in Georgia, including the virtual card.
Georgia Cash Assistance Program Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the Cash Assistance Program in Georgia, you must have been enrolled and actively receiving Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, SNAP, and/or TANF benefits on July 31, 2022.
If you’re unsure about your eligibility, you can visit the Gateway website at gateway.ga.gov.
Once on the site, navigate to the “Check My Benefits – Case Selection” page to find out if you or any household member(s) are eligible.
Who Can Get Benefits
Georgians who are enrolled in Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, SNAP, and/or TANF programs are eligible for the Cash Assistance Program.
Additionally, children in foster care and children whose parents receive adoption assistance are also eligible if they were enrolled and actively receiving Medicaid benefits on July 31, 2022.
Amount of Assistance
Each eligible person will receive a cash assistance payment of up to $350.
However, if you are enrolled in more than one of the eligible programs, you will only receive one cash assistance payment.
The initial Cash Assistance Program cards have already been issued to Georgia Gateway users enrolled in Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, SNAP, and/or TANF.
The disbursement of funds for children in foster care and children receiving adoption assistance will take place in February through regular payment methods.
If you have not yet received your payment, you are not alone.
Thousands of eligible Georgians have not yet received their Cash Assistance Payment.
Those needing to find a client ID or password reset must instead call the DHS Gateway help desk for support: 1-877-423-4746.
To login and see your Cash Assistance benefits online, see our post on cashassistance.gateway.ga.gov Login help.
Georgia Cash Assistance Program Phone Number
If you require any assistance or have questions regarding the Cash Assistance Program, you can contact the card issuer at 1-833-907-0683.
For help with your client ID, please call 877-423-4746.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Georgia Cash Assistance Program
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Georgia Cash Assistance Program.
My cash assistance card was sent to an old email. I’ve already changed my email address with DHS, but I still haven’t received my card?
Once you update your email address with the Department of Human Services (DHS), they will send your information to the card issuer.
You can expect to receive your virtual card within 30 business days.
If your physical address was deemed deliverable, physical cards will be issued first instead of relying on outdated emails.
I updated my address with DHS so that I could receive my card, but I still have not received it. Why?
Once your address has been updated with DHS, the card issuer will generate a new card and send it for delivery.
Please allow some time between updating your address and receiving the new card.
I am unable to activate my card. Can you please help me?
For assistance with card activation, please contact the card issuer at 1-833-907-0683.
If you need help with your client ID, call 877-423-4746.
I don’t know my client ID, and I don’t have access to Gateway or any paperwork with my client ID on it. Can you help me?
To obtain your client ID, call 877-423-4746 for assistance.
I am eligible for the cash assistance card, but I never received one. Why?
Ensure that your contact information, including your email address and physical address, is correct in your Gateway account.
Accurate information is essential for the proper delivery of your digital or physical card.
My card was locked because I entered the PIN incorrectly multiple times. How can I unlock my card?
If your card is locked due to multiple incorrect PIN entries, please contact the card issuer at 1-833-907-0683 for assistance with unlocking your card.
How do I find my client ID?
Your client ID is available in your Gateway account.
After logging in, you can find your client ID under “My Benefits Summary” in the one-time cash assistance table.
Who should I contact if I suspect a call about the Cash Assistance Program is a scam?
If you suspect that a call you received is a scam, hang up immediately and call the Department of Human Services directly using the contact information provided at https://dhs.georgia.gov/contact.
I suspect that an email, text message, website, or social media page is a scam. What should I do?
Do not open any suspicious links or attachments you receive.
Instead, contact the Department of Human Services directly using the contact information provided at https://dhs.georgia.gov/contact, or visit their official website via a web search.
What should I do if I think I’ve been phished or scammed?
If you believe you’ve been a victim of phishing or a scam, change the passwords for any affected accounts immediately.
Also, consider changing your passwords for other accounts as well.
If you’ve lost money or suspect identity theft, file a report with your local law enforcement agency.
Georgia Cash Assistance Program – Summary
We hope this post on the Georgia Cash Assistance Program was helpful.
We will continue to provide more information about Georgia Cash Assistance Program as more information becomes available.
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