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The Georgia Medicaid website is called Georgia Gateway. The Gateway online portal is used by the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to manage Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF, WIC, and Childcare and Parent Services.
In today’s post, we’re going to walk you through how to log in to the Georgia Gateway portal and apply for benefits, including Medicaid. If you do not have a Gateway account, we will walk you through how to create an account.
This Post will Cover:
- How to Login to Georgia Gateway Website
- Help with How to Create a Georgia Gateway Account
- How to Apply for Medicaid
- Georgia Medicaid Contact Information
How to Login to Georgia Gateway Website
This Gateway.ga.gov Login Guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to log in. If you are having trouble accessing your account, we have provided troubleshooting tips below.
To learn about how to log in your Georgia Gateway account, keep reading below.
Benefits of Georgia Gateway Account
The Georgia Gateway website allows Georgia residents to complete a variety of tasks related to government benefit programs, including:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Women Infants and Children (WIC)
- Child Care and Parent Services
By creating a Georgia Gateway account, you can get access to benefits information for any of the programs listed above. You can also complete the tasks listed below using your Georgia Gateway account:
- Get the status of current Benefits
- Report any changed to current Benefits
- Submit a Renewal for Benefits
- View Notices about Benefits
- Upload Documents for Benefits
If you are new the Georgia Gateway website and would like help creating an account, check out our How to Create Georgia Gateway Account Guide here. For instance, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to set up your Georgia Gateway account.
If you already have a Georgia Gateway account but need help logging in, keep reading.
Gateway.ga.gov Login Guide
In order to log in the Georgia Gateway website and access your account to manage and view your benefits, you will first need to go the Georgia gateway website at www.gateway.ga.gov.
Once you are at the Georgia Gateway homepage, please follow the steps listed below to complete your login.
First, on the Gateway.ga.gov website, locate the “Gateway Login” section located on the top right of the homepage.
After that, in the “Gateway Login” section, enter your User ID into the first field box (see screenshot below).
Once you have entered your User ID, proceed by entering your Password into the second field box.
After you have entered both your User ID and Password, click the yellow “Login” button.
If the Login information you entered was correct, you will be redirected to your Gateway.ga.gov account homepage to try again.
How to Create a Georgia Gateway Account
If you do not have a Georgia Gateway account, here’s how to create one.
Gateway.ga.gov Login Create an Account Guide
You will be taken to a page that looks like the one below.
There, you will be asked to enter the following information:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Email Address
- User ID and Password
- Set up Secret Questions and Answers
Finally, the last step in account creation is to Accept the User Agreement.
Please read the User Agreement carefully and check the box if you’re in agreement. Once everything is completed, click the “Create Account” button located at the bottom right of the page.
If all information is accurate, you will receive a message that confirms your Georgia Gateway account setup. A confirmation page will appear on the screen.
Once set up is complete, you will be redirected to a Login page. After that, proceed by entering your User ID and Password to access your Georgia Gateway account.
After you log in, you’ll be able to start a new application, finish a saved application, check the status of an application, review your current benefits, submit a renewal of benefits and report any changes to your accounts or information.
Georgia Gateway Help Hotline
If you experience difficulties with logging into your account or have any issues with the Georgia Gateway system, please call the Georgia Gateway Help Desk for online services at 1-877-423-4746.
How to Apply for Medicaid in Georgia
Georgia Medicaid provides healthcare coverage to almost 1.8 million Georgians including 1.3 million children, and 500,000 seniors and people with disabilities.
The Georgia Medicaid program is managed by the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH).
PeachCare for Kids (PeachCare) is Georgia’s name for the Child Health Insurance Program (also called CHIP). PeachCare is responsible for providing health insurance to children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.
Georgia Medicaid Eligibility
The state of Georgia has set very restrictive Medicaid eligibility when compared to other states.
In general, you should apply for Medicaid if your income is low and you match one of the descriptions below:
- You think you may be pregnant (see our Georgia Pregnancy Medicaid post)
- The parent or caretaker of a child or teenager under the age of 19
- A child or teenager under the age of 19
- You are age 65 or older
- You’re legally blind
- You have a disability
- You need nursing home care
Note: Your child may be eligible for Medicaid if he or she is a U.S. citizen or a legal
immigrant — even if you are not. Eligibility for children is based on the child’s status, not
the parents. However, the parent’s income is counted towards the income limit.
Georgia Medicaid Income Limit
The Medicaid income limit is calculated as a percentage of the Federal Poverty Line. Here is the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for 2018.
Below is the Georgia Medicaid eligibility levels for children and adults (pregnant women, parents, and other non-disabled adults) as of January 2018.
- A child up to age 1 with family income up to 205 percent of FPL
- Children ages 1-5 with family income up to 149 percent of FPL
- Any children ages 6- 18 with family income up to 133 percent of FPL
- Pregnant women with family income up to 220 percent of FPL
- Parents of minor children with family income up to 35 percent of FPL
- Any elderly, blind and disabled with a family income up to 75% of the FPL
- Women with Breast and Cervical Cancer with Family Income up to 200% of the FPL
Other Ways to Apply
There are other ways to apply for Georgia Medicaid:
Apply In Person
You can apply for benefits in person at the following offices:
County Division of Family and Children Services Office
Call the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) information line at 1-877-423-4746. They will direct you to your local office. You can also find the DFCS office near you, here.
Right from the Start Medical Assistance (RSM) Group Office
Right from the Start Medicaid sites help with Medicaid for children, pregnant woman, parent/caretaker, or family planning for women ages 18-44. To find an RSM site, click here or call 800-809-7276.
Social Security Office – Only for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled
You can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI ) and Medicaid by contacting your local Social Security office. This option is only available to people 65 or older, blind, or disabled.
Call 800-772-1213 or visit http://www.ssa.gov.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing call the TTY number 800-325-0778.
Other Places you can apply for Georgia Medicaid in person include:
- Social Security Administration offices
- County Public Health offices
- Some hospitals and nursing homes
Apply by Mail
You can call your DFCS county office and ask them to mail you an application. You can return it by mail, fax, or in person.
Note: If you apply for Medicaid for your children and learn they are not eligible because of income, ask about PeachCare for Kids or call 877-427-3224. You can also apply online at www.peachcare.org.
How to Contact Georgia Medicaid
Here are the phone numbers to reach Georgia Medicaid:
Peachcare for Kids: 877-427-3224
Member Services: 866-211-0950
Provider Services: 800-766-4456
Customer Service/Claims Resolution: 404-657-5468
Medical Policy: 404-651-9606
Hospital Services: 404-651-9606
Long-Term Care: 404-232-1411
In addition, if you have any questions about Medicaid in the state of Georgia or the Gateway website, you can ask us in the comments section below.
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