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Find a Georgia Child Support Office Near You

"Find a Georgia Child Support Office Near You"

The Georgia Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) has county offices across the state to serve parents who need child support services. You can apply for child support, initiate child support recovery action, check the status of an application, establish paternity and more. Find below the list of the Georgia Child Support Office locations. Scroll down to find a child support office near you.

"Georgia Child Support Office"

Services Provided by the Georgia Child Support Office

  • Apply for child support
  • Drop off a child support application
  • Check the status of a child support application
  • Get help if a non-custodial parent is not paying child support
  • Get help locating a parent for child support
  • Discuss Paternity Testing
  • Other child support questions you may have

If you are getting ready to apply for Georgia Child Support, see our Georgia Child Support Calculator to figure out your child support amount.

If you have a non-custodial parent who is not paying child support or behind in their support obligations, see the Georgia Child Support Recovery options available to you.

Georgia Child Support Office Locations

Here is the list of Georgia Child Support Office locations. Each location serves specific counties. Find the location that serves your county below.

Alapaha Nashville

Office Location
303 S Jefferson Street
Nashville, 31639

Counties Served:
Atkinson, Berrien, Clinch, Cook, Lanier

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Alcovy Covington

Office Location
4129 Mill St NE
Covington, 30014

Counties Served:
Newton

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Appalachian Elijay

Office Location
222 Highland Crossing South
Suite 200
Ellijay, GA 30539

Counties Served:
Fannin, Glimer, Pickens

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Contact: [email protected]

Atlantic Hinesville

Office Location
945 E G Miles Parkway
Hinesville, 31313

Counties Served:
Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Tattnall

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Augusta Augusta

Office Location
3626 Walton Way Ext
Suite 2
Augusta, 30909

Counties Served:
Burke, Columbia, Richmond

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Blue Ridge Canton

Special Message
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 218, Holly Springs, GA 30142

Office Location
2782 Marietta Hwy
Ste. 100
Canton, GA 30114

Counties Served:
Cherokee, Forsyth

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Brunswick

Office Location
100 W Palm Plaza Dr
Brunswick, 31523

Counties Served:
Camden, Glynn

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Contact: [email protected]

Brunswick Jesup

Office Location
1313 West Pine Street
Jesup, 31545

Counties Served:
Appling, Jeff Davis, Wayne

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Chattahoochee Columbus

Office Location
1327 Third Avenue
Columbus, 31902

Counties Served:
Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, Talbot, Taylor

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Cherokee Cartersville

Office Location
45 Brook Dr
Cartersville, 30120

Counties Served:
Bartow, Gordon

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Clayton Jonesboro

Special Message
When both parents live in Georgia

Office Location
1380 Southlake Plaza Dr
Morrow, 30260

Counties Served:
Clayton, use this location when both parents live In-state

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Clayton UIFSA Jonesboro

Special Message
When one parents lives outside the state of Georgia

Office Location
121 S McDonough St
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Counties Served:
Clayton

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]
Services Offered: This location handles out of state cases
when one parent lives out of state.

Cobb Marietta

Special Message
Cobb (when both parents live in Georgia)

Office Location
590 Commerce Park Dr
Suite 112
Marietta, 30060

Counties Served:
Cobb

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Cobb UIFSA Marietta

Special Message
(Intergovernmental office where one parent lives outside the State of Georgia and the other parent lives in Cobb County)

Office Location
10 E Park Square
Suite 402
Marietta, 30090

Counties Served:
Cobb, use this office if another state agency is involved with your case.

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Conosauga Dalton

Office Location
417 West Crawford Street
Dalton, 30722-0885

Counties Served:
Murray, Whitfield

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Cordele Cordele

Office Location
305 16th Ave East
Cordele, 31015

Counties Served:
Ben Hill, Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox

Contact:
Office: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Coweta Carrollton

Office Location
1124 North Park St
Suite R
Carrollton, 30117

Counties Served:
Carroll, Heard, Troup

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Dougherty Albany

Office Location
200 W Oglethorpe Blvd
Suite 201
Albany, 31701

Counties Served:
Dougherty

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Douglas Douglasville

Office Location
8473 Duralee Lane
Suite 200
Douglasville, 30157

Counties Served:
Douglas

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Dublin Dublin

Office Location
904 Claxton Dairy Rd
Suite 5B
Dublin, 31021

Counties Served:
Johnson, Laurens, Treutlen, Twiggs

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Eastern Savannah

Office Location
222 W Oglethorpe Ave
Suite 119
Savannah, 31401

Counties Served:
Chatham

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Enotah Dahlonega

Office Location
133 Tipton Drive
Dahlonega, 30533

Counties Served:
Lumpkin, Towns, Union, White

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Flint McDonough

Office Location
46 Sloan Street
McDonough, 30253

Counties Served:
Henry

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Fulton Atlanta

Office Location
1526 E Forrest Ave
Suite 300
EastPoint, 30344

Counties Served:
Fulton

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Griffin Griffin

Special Message
The Griffin location will now serve Upson, Pike, Spalding, and Fayette counties.

Office Location
1435 North Expressway
Suite 305
Griffin, 30223

Counties Served:
Upson, Pike, Spalding, and Fayette

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Gwinnett Lawrenceville

Office Location
95 Constitution Boulevard
2nd Floor Suite 200
Lawrenceville, 30046

Counties Served:
Gwinnett

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Houston Warner Robins

Office Location
92 Cohen Walker Dr
Suite 2
WarnerRobins, 31088

Counties Served:
Houston

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Lookout Mountain Rock Spring

Office Location
10056 North Highway 27
RockSpring, 30739

Counties Served:
Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Walker

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Macon Macon

Office Location
4619 Sheraton Drive
Suite 100
Macon, 31210

Counties Served:
Bibb, Crawford, Peach

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Middle Sandersville

Office Location
125 E Church Street
Suite B
Sandersville, 31082

Counties Served:
Jefferson, Washington

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Mountain Clarkesville

Office Location
518 A Monroe Street
Clarkesville, 30523

Counties Served:
Habersham, Rabun, Stephens

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Northeastern Gainesville

Office Location
955 Interstate Ridge Drive
Suite F
Gainesville, 30501

Counties Served:
Dawson, Hall

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Northern Elberton

Office Location
11 Seaboard Street
Elberton, 30635

Counties Served:
Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Madison, Oglethorpe

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Ocmulgee Milledgeville

Office Location
111 Fieldstone Dr
Suite 200
Milledgeville, 31061

Counties Served:
Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, Wilkinson

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Oconee Eastman

Office Location
1113 Plaza Avenue
Eastman, 31023

Counties Served:
Bleckley, Dodge, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Wheeler

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Ogeechee Statesboro

Office Location
34 Hill Street
Statesboro, 30458

Counties Served:
Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins, Screven

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Pataula Cuthbert

Office Location
93 Front Street
PO Box 30
Cuthbert, 39840

Counties Served:
Clay, Early, Miller, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Terrell

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Piedmont Winder

Office Location
28 Lee Street
Winder, GA 30680

Counties Served:
Banks, Barrow, Jackson

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Rockdale Conyers

Office Location
997 Commerce Dr
Suite 2A
Conyers, 30094

Counties Served:
Rockdale

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Rome Rome

Office Location
450 Riverside Pkwy NE
Suite 100
Rome, 30161

Counties Served:
Floyd

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

South Georgia Camilla

Office Location
12 W Broad St
Camilla, 31730

Counties Served:
Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Grady, Mitchell

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Southern Valdosta

Office Location
111B S Patterson Street
Suite 202
Valdosta, 31601

Counties Served:
Brooks, Colquitt, Echols, Lowndes, Thomas

Contact:
Office: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Southwestern Americus

Office Location
502 Lawson Drive
Americus, 31719

Counties Served:
Lee, Macon, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Webster

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Stone Mountain DeKalb Decatur

Special Message
When one parents lives outside the state of Georgia

Office Location
2910 Miller Road
Suite 100
Decatur, 30035

Counties Served:
Dekalb

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Stone Mountain UIFSA Decatur

Special Message
When one parents lives outside the state of Georgia

Office Location
One West Court Square
Suite 450
Decatur, 30030

Counties Served:
Dekalb, use this office if another state agency is involved with your case.

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Tallaposa Dallas

Office Location
1387 Industrial Blvd N
Suite 102
Dallas, 30132

Counties Served:
Haralson, Paulding, Polk

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Tifton Sylvester

Office Location
405 N Henderson St
PO Box 426
Sylvester, 31791

Counties Served:
Turner, Worth

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Tifton Tifton

Office Location
246 E 2nd Street
Suite 2
Tifton, 31793

Counties Served:
Irwin, Tift

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Toombs Thomson

Office Location
110 Central Avenue
Thomson, GA 30824

Counties Served:
Glascock, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliferro, Warren, Wilkes

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Towaliga Jackson

Office Location
464 West Third St
Suite 105
Jackson, 30233

Counties Served:
Butts, Lamar, Monroe

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Waycross Waycross

Office Location
215-B Albany Ave
Waycross, 31501

Counties Served:
Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Coffee, Pierce, Ware

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

Western Athens

Office Location
850 Hawthorne Ave
Athens, 30606

Counties Served:
Clarke, Oconee

Contact:
Phone: 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)
Email: [email protected]

If you have questions about Georgia Child Support, you can ask us in the comments section below.

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Georgia Child Support Recovery

"How to find a deadbeat dad in Georgia for child support"

If you have a Georgia child support order but are not receiving any payments, we can help you get child support from the non-custodial dad (also referred to as deadbeat dad situation). In this post, we will walk you through the Georgia Child Support recovery process, including the options available to you to get the GA child support payments owed.

"Georgia Child Support Recovery from deadbeat dad"

This post will cover:

  • Georgia Child Support Recovery
  • Did the non-custodial parent move out of Georgia?

Georgia Child Support Recovery

Does one of the following situations apply to you?

  • The non-custodial parent isn’t making child support payments.
  • The non-custodial parent is behind in making child support payment.

Here are the various steps you can take to recover the money that is owed.

First, you have the option to report the matter to the DCSS.

Furthermore, you can file a case with the family court. We have explained both options in details below.

Option 1 – Contact DCSS

The first option available to you is to contact the Georgia Division of Child Support Services (DCSS).

That is the state agency that is responsible for child support enforcement services. To contact the DCSS, click here. You can also see Georgia Child Support Office Locations here.

The child support enforcement unit has authority to collect overdue child support through a variety of administrative procedures without ever going to court.

If you already have a case with DCSS, contact your assigned case manager.

Also, you may be asked to provide a copy of the original child support order. If you cannot locate your original child support order, you can get a copy at the Clerk of Court’s office.

What can DCSS do to help enforce a support order?

DCSS can take a number of actions against a parent who doesn’t pay their child support including:

    • Withhold child support from a paycheck or from unemployment benefits.
    • Intercept federal and or state income tax refunds to pay child support arrears.
    • Garnish worker’s compensation benefits.
    • Suspend or revoke the driver’s, professional, or occupational license of parents who are over 60 days behind in payment.
    • File liens and levies on tangible property.
    • File contempt of court actions, which could result in a jail sentence.
    • Make compliance with child support orders a condition of parole.

Option 2 – File a Petition for Citation of Contempt

The next option available to you in the Georgia child support recovery process is to file contempt action with the court that ordered the child support payment.

If the non-paying parent is found to be in contempt of court, in addition to carrying out the original order, he/she may be subject to sanctions, such as jail time or fines, at the judge’s discretion.

Did the non-custodial parent move out of Georgia?

If the non-custodial parent moves out of the state of Georgia, the child support order can still be enforced in any other U.S. state.

If you are having trouble reaching the non-custodial parent because he/she has moved out of state, you can get help through the federal government, using the Federal Parent Locator Service.

Click here to be taken to the Federal Parent Locator Service website.

Finally, If you have any questions about how to calculate Georgia Child Support and how to locate a dad who is not paying child support (deadbeat dad), you can ask us in the comments section below.

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Georgia Child Support Calculator – 2019

"Georgia child support calculator 2019"

If you are applying for child support or you are a non-custodial parent trying to figure out how much child support you are likely to pay, we can help. Our Georgia Child Support Calculator will walk you through how to calculate child support payments in Georgia. The calculator will estimate your monthly child support payment based on Georgia’s child support guidelines.

"Georgia Child Support Calculator"

This post will cover:

  • Georgia Child Support Law
  • How to Calculate Child Support Payment in Georgia
  • Georgia Child Support Calculator – Example
  • Georgia Basic Child Support Obligation Table

Georgia Child Support Law

Until Jan. 1, 2007, the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (Georgia DFCS) calculated child support based solely on the income of the non-custodial parent. The child support payment was determined as a percentage range depending on the number of children subject to the order.

The Georgia child support law was changed on Jan. 1, 2007. The new law looks at many factors, other than the gross income of the non-custodial parent.

The new way of calculating child support payment in Georgia is called “Income Shares Model”. According to this model, both parents share equal responsibility in providing for the financial needs of their children.

Each parent is responsible for a percentage of the appropriate amount listed in the Georgia Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations.

How to Calculate Child Support Payment in Georgia

The first step in calculating child support in Georgia is to determine each parent’s presumptive child support obligation. This is done by figuring out the gross income of each parent.

For the purposes of child support calculation, gross income includes:

salary, wages, commissions, self-employment income, bonuses, overtime pay, severance pay, pension and retirement income, interest income, dividend income, trust income, capital gains, Social Security disability payments, worker’s compensation benefits, unemployment benefits, judgments from personal injury claims or other civil cases, gifts, prizes, and any other sources of income.

Once you have determined the gross income for both parents, both parent’s monthly income is added together to determine the combined monthly income earned by both parents.

The next step is to use the Georgia Basic Child Support Obligation (BCSO) table to determine the combined basic support obligation. The BCSO defines a base monthly amount for the number of children.

After the combined basic child support obligation is determined, that amount must be divided proportionally between the parents, depending on the percentage of each parent’s contribution to the combined income amount.

Georgia Child Support Calculator – Example

To help you calculate child support payment in Georgia, we are going to use an example. The example involves one child. The Mother, the custodial parent makes $4,000 a month and the Father, the non-custodial parent makes $6,000 a month.

Here is to calculate child support payments using the example above.

Step 1: Determine Combined Gross Income

The first step in calculating Georgia child support payment is to combine the adjusted gross monthly income for both parents and then determining the percentage of the total that each parent contributes.

In the example above, the Mother has an adjusted gross income of $4,000 a month and the father has an adjusted gross income of $6,000 a month.

Their combined adjusted gross income is $10,000 ($4,000 plus $6,000). In this example, the Mother makes 40% of the total monthly income ($4,000 of $10,000), and Father makes 60% of the total monthly income ($6,000 of $10,000).

Step 2: Use the BCSO Table to Determine Combined Payment

The second step involves using the Georgia Basic Child Support Obligation table to determine the combined monthly child support obligation. Click here to see the table for 2019.

To determine the combined child support obligation, scroll down the “Combined Adjusted Gross Income” column on the left until you find $10,000″. Then since there is only one child, the combined child support obligation for both parents is $1,259 per month.

Step 3 -Determine Child Support Payment for Non-Custodial Parent

According to the BCSO Table, for one child, the combined child support amount is $1,259 per month. The Mother’s obligation is 40% of $1,259 per month (0.4x $1,259) which is $499.60.

The father’s obligation is 60% of $1,259 per month (0.6x $1,259) which is $749.40.

This is not necessarily the amount of child support which is due each month. The factors below will be used to further adjust the BCSO number.

Step 4 – Adjustments to BCSO Amount

Once you determine the child support amount each parent must pay based on the BCSO, the next step is to consider adjustments for certain special situations or other payments a parent is making on behalf of the minor child or children who will benefit from the child support obligation.

Adjustments may be made for:

  • Income hardship
  • Adjustments for Other Expenses
  • Amount of Parenting Time
  • A judges override (acceptable under Georgia Law)

Georgia Child Support Calculator 2019

Now that you understand how Georgia Child Support payments are calculated, we advise you to use the Georgia Online Child Support Calculator found on the Georgia Child Support Commission’s website.

This is the most accurate tool for calculating child support payment in Georgia. Click here to be taken there.

Georgia Basic Child Support Obligation Table

Here is the Georgia Basic Child Support Obligation table for your convenience. The table shows combined adjusted gross income for both parents on the left and the combined child support payable by both parents according to the number of children.

We have provided a condensed version of the BCSO table below, in increments of $500, up to a combined income of $20,000.

There are two tables below. Table one is for combined income between $800 – $10,000. Table two is for combined income between $10,000 – $20,000. Both have income increments of $500.

To see our full table for income up to $20,000, click here. For the entire BCSO list provided by the Georgia DHS (Department of Human Resources), click here.

BCSO Table – Income $800 – $10,000

"Georgia Child Support Calculator - BCSO Table 1"

BCSO Table – Income $10,000 – $20,000

"Georgia Child Support Calculator - BCSO Table 2"

If you have any questions about how to calculate Georgia Child Support, you can ask us in the comments section below.

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Georgia DFCS

"GA Division of Family and Children Services Information"

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (Georgia DFCS) is part of the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS). The DHS delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety, and well-being for all Georgians.

In this post, we are going to help you find the DFCS information you are looking for, including how to apply for benefits or renew your benefits, how to apply for DFCS or DHS jobs, and how to contact DFCS. Click here to locate a DFCS office near you.

"Georgia DFCS Information"

  • This Post will Cover:
  • Georgia DFCS Services
  • How to Apply for or Renew Benefits (Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANK, Child Care)
  • How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Apply for DHS Jobs
  • Georgia DFCS Contact Information

Georgia DFCS Services

The DFCS investigates reports of child abuse; finds foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and provides several support services to help families in need, including the Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

How to Apply for or Renew Benefits

Here’s how to apply for or renew your benefits – Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, TANF, and Child Care Assistance:

Apply for Benefits Online

Apply For or Renew Your Benefits Online

For help on how to renew your benefits online, see our Georgia Gateway Benefits Renewal help.

If you need assistance creating a Gateway account, see our Georgia Gateway account help.

To get help with logging into your Gateway account, see our Georgia Gateway Login Help.

Benefits Information by Phone

For Georgia Benefits (Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, TANF, and Child Care Assistance) information by phone, call: 1-877-423-4746 (Automated Self-Service available 24/7)

Apply in Person

You can apply for benefits in person at your local DFCS office. To locate a DFCS Office near you, see our Georgia DFCS Phone Number and Locations list.

Georgia Benefits Eligibility

To check your eligibility for Food Stamps, see our Georgia Food Stamps Eligibility Article here.
To check your eligibility for Georgia Medicaid, see our Georgia Medicaid Eligibility Article here.

Child Abuse & Neglect

One of the functions of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services is to investigate Child abuse and neglect.

Child Protective Services staff investigate reports of child abuse and/or neglect in an effort to provide services to protect the child and strengthen the family.

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, here is how to report it to DFCS for investigation:

How to Report Child Abuse & Neglect

If you have an immediate emergency, call 911 or your local police department.

To report child abuse or neglect to DFCS, call the DFCS Child Protective Services at 1.855.GACHILD (422.4453). Child abuse and/or neglect reports are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Apply for DHS Jobs

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has offices in every county across the State of Georgia.

In addition to a competitive salary, DHS offers a generous benefits package, including an employee retirement plan; paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; health, dental, vision, legal, disability, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, as well as health/child care spending accounts.

Click here to apply for jobs at DHS

Click here to view all DHS Jobs

Georgia DFCS Contact Information

Here is how to contact DFCS

Phone: 1-404-657-3433

Online: For issues related to Adoptions, Child Protective Services, Foster Care or any other Child Welfare issue, click here to fill out an online form.

Online: For issues related to Childcare, COMPASS, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card, Energy Assistance, Food Stamps/SNAP, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), click here to fill out an online form.

Check Your Georgia EBT Card Balance:

For help checking your Georgia EBT Balance, see our GA EBT Balance Check information.

In addition, you can also call 1-888-421-3281 to check your Georgia EBT Card balance or re-order a card.

FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAID, TANF, and CHILDCARE (for reporting changes and asking general questions): Call: 1-877-423-4746 (Automated Self-Service available 24/7)

SENIOR SNAP: 

SNAP Benefits for Senior Households, please call 404-370-6236 or email [email protected]

Georgia DFCS Office Locations

For a complete list of DFCS offices to apply for benefits, renew your benefits or general questions, click here for our complete DFCS office list.

Also, click on the links below for faster access to the following DFCS Offices:

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If you have any questions about Georgia DFCS, you can ask us in the comments section below. We are a private website and cannot help you with any program-specific questions. Contact the DFCS directly at the contact information above.

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Georgia Medicaid Website

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.

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Benefits of Georgia Gateway Account

The Georgia Gateway website allows Georgia residents to complete a variety of tasks related to government benefit programs, including:

  • Medicaid
  • 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.

Gateway.ga.gov Login

Step 1

First, on the Gateway.ga.gov website, locate the “Gateway Login” section located on the top right of the homepage.

Step 2

After that, in the “Gateway Login” section, enter your User ID into the first field box (see screenshot below).

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Step 3

Once you have entered your User ID, proceed by entering your Password into the second field box.

Step 4

After you have entered both your User ID and Password, click the yellow “Login” button.

Step 5

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

Step 1

The first step to creating a Gateway account is to visit the Gateway site at gateway.ga.gov and click on the “Create Account” link.

You will be taken to a page that looks like the one below.

Gateway.ga.gov login

Step 2

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

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Step 3

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.

Step 4

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
Eligibility: 404-651-9982
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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