Apply for SNAP Benefits | Department of Family and Child Services

After submitting your application, you or a family member must complete a telephone interview conducted by the DFCS eligibility agent.

The interviewee should know about your family situation and be prepared to answer questions about your family situation.

Older SNAP is a simplified application process designed to make it easier for seniors to access SNAP benefits. For elderly/disabled individuals, the interview is completed over the phone.

Questions, issues or concerns? Please contact Foundation Services.

SNAP Renewal (Food Stamp)

All SNAP beneficiaries are required to complete a periodic review to continue their eligibility for benefits. The renewal form and any confirmation required can be submitted at Georgia Gateway or using Form 508 – Food Seal Form / MEDICAID / TANF. (There is also a link to the Georgia voter registration app below.)

For additional support when ordering large hard copies of DFCS applications, please visit https://dfcs.georgia.gov/adasection-504-and-civil-rights.

SNAP Benefits Replacement (Food Stamp)

Contributors who have lost food purchased using SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits due to a weather disaster (blizzard, fire, flood, hurricane, or other household misfortune) may request a SNAP benefit redemption. Ingredients that experience food loss due to a power outage of four hours or more may receive replacement benefits within 10 days after the loss is reported.

According to SNAP, recipients are required to report food loss to their local DFCS office and complete an affidavit, Food Loss Replacement Form (Form 841) to verify the amount of the loss. Customers have 10 days after the loss to submit this form.



Form 841 – Food Loss Compensation Form

Non-discrimination statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA and its agencies, offices, employees, and organizations participating in or administered by USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious belief, or disability, age, political beliefs, or retaliation or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity implemented or funded by the USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for information about the program (eg, Braille, large font, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech impairments may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. In addition, program information may be provided in languages ​​other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: and at any USDA office, or write a letter to the USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested on the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Send the completed form or letter to the USDA by:

  1. Mail: USDA,
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Istiklal Street, Southwest
    Washington, DC 20250-9410;
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. E-mail: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Under the Department of Human Services (DHS), you can also file other complaints of discrimination by contacting your local DFCS office or the DFCS/ADA Civil Rights Coordinator Section 504 at 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 19-454, Atlanta, GA, 30303, 404- 657-3735. For complaints alleging discrimination based on limited English proficiency, contact DHS Limited English and Sensory Impairment at: 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 29-103, Atlanta, GA 30303 or call 404-657-5244 (voice), 404-463 -7591 (TTY), 404-651-6815 (Fax).

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