(Last updated on 09/22/20)
How much in food stamps are you likely to receive when you apply in Georgia? The answer to this question depends on a couple of factors. First, you have to see if you qualify for food stamps in Georgia. The eligibility criteria includes many factors, but the most important is your household income.
Georgia Food Stamps Eligibility
Georgia SNAP Eligibility Questions
- Are you a citizen?
- Are you a resident of Georgia?
- How many children are in your household?
- What are your assets? This includes money that is saved in bank accounts or stocks. The more assets you have, the less likely you are to qualify.
- What is your income? This includes money you earn from jobs but also other forms of income like babysitting, unemployment, or child support.
Your answers to these questions will determine if you qualify for food stamp benefits in Georgia.
Georgia Gateway Eligibility Tool
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) provides Georgia residents with an online application to help determine your eligibility for benefits. The Georgia Gateway online benefits portal can be used to help see if you qualify for benefits.
To learn more about Georgia Gateway, click here.
GA SNAP Income Qualifications
Your income is the number one determining factor when determining your household’s eligibility for SNAP benefits. The income qualifications for food stamps depends on how many people live in your household and how your income compares to the National Poverty Line.
As shown in the chart below, the income qualifications are based on the number of people in your household. Use the chart to find out the maximum income for your household size to qualify for GA food stamps
This will help to clarify what you need to do to qualify for SNAP when it comes to household income.
Here is the Food Stamps Income Limit Chart for 2020-2021:
|SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2021|
|Effective October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021|
|Household Size||Monthly Net Income (100% of FPL)||
Monthly Gross Income (130% of FPL)
|Each Additional Household Member:||$374||$486|
How do I know if my income qualifies Georgia SNAP benefits?
The easiest way to find out if your household income qualifies for food stamp benefits in Georgia is to calculate your monthly gross income. After that, you can use the chart above to see if your monthly gross income (second column) meets the income requirements for your household size.
What is gross income?
Gross income is your total income earned before any taxes or expenses have been taken out. This includes income from a job or self-employment, renters or roommates, Social Security payments, and child support.
If you need additional help calculating the monthly gross income for your household, check out our article here. We give you step-by-step instructions that will help you calculate gross and net income.
How much will I get in food stamps in Georgia?
If you want to know how much you could receive in Georgia SNAP EBT benefits each month, we can help. To find out how much you can expect to receive in food stamp benefits, use the chart below.
Maximum Food Stamps Benefits for 2020-2021
The chart below will show you the Maximum Allotment Amount for SNAP benefits in 2020-2021. This is the maximum amount your household could receive in food stamp benefits each month.
|Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Georgia|
|Effective October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021|
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment|
|Each Additional Household Member:||$153|
Monthly Georgia SNAP Benefit Calculator
If you want to know exactly how much you can expect to receive in Georgia food stamp benefits each month, we can help you calculate your monthly benefit amount.
To help, we have provided you with an example below. Please be aware, you will need to have your monthly net income in order to calculate your monthly benefit amount.
For help finding out your net income, check out our article here. We will walk you through the step-by-step instructions to calculate that information.
To calculate your monthly SNAP benefit amount, use the example below:
|Multiply net income by 30%… (Round up)||$1,113.50 net monthly income x 0.3 = 334.05 (round to $334)|
|Subtract 30% of net income from the maximum allotment for the household size…||$680 maximum allotment for 4-person household – $334 (30% of net income) = $346, SNAP Benefit Allotment per month|
Apply for Georgia SNAP EBT Benefits
If you think you may qualify for food stamps in Georgia, the next step is to submit your application. There are three ways to apply for Georgia SNAP EBT benefits – by mail, in-person, or online.
For help submitting your application for Georgia food stamp benefits, continue reading below.
Apply for Georgia SNAP Online
If you would like to apply for Georgia SNAP benefits online, you can do so by visiting the Georgia Gateway website at gateway.ga.gov. For help with your Georgia food stamps online application, check out our article on how to apply.
Apply for Georgia SNAP by Mail
To apply for Georgia food stamp benefits by mail, you can print out and complete the Georgia SNAP Application. After that, mail your completed GA Food Stamps Application to your local Georgia DFCS Office.
To find the mailing address for your local DFCS Office, click here.
To download and print your Georgia SNAP Application, click this link: Georgia SNAP EBT Application for Benefits
Apply for Georgia SNAP in-Person
You can also apply for SNAP EBT benefits in Georgia by visiting your local county Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Office. A caseworker will be able to help you complete and submit your application.
Georgia SNAP Application Help
For additional help submitting your application for Georgia Food Stamp benefits, please contact the Georgia Help Hotline. Customer service representatives are available to help you submit your application.
Please call the Georgia SNAP Toll-Free Phone Number at (877) 423-4746 for help with your application.
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