In Georgia, SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) are designed to help low-income families purchase nutritious food. These benefits are defined based on certain criteria and requirements that determine who qualifies to receive them. To qualify for SNAP in Georgia, requirements include household income below set limits, limited resources, valid citizenship or immigration status, meeting employment requirements if you are able to work, and restrictions for full-time college students and people with serious criminal records.
SNAP benefit payments, also known as food stamps, are determined in the state of Georgia based on the last two days of ID number. So, for example, if your ID is 789.456.123, the number 23 will determine in which date will you get your money deposited in your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.
September SNAP Payments in Georgia: Seven Groups Already Have Their Money, Three More to Go
As we told you before, the payment of SNAP benefits are determined in Georgia based on the last two digits of your ID. They are classified into ten different groups, as shown below, and as of today, seven of them now have the money in their EBT cards:
- From 00 to 09: Tuesday, September 5th
- From 10 to 19: Thursday, September 7th
- From 20 to 29: Saturday, September 9th
- From 30 to 39: Monday, September 11th
- From 40 to 49: Wednesday, September 13th
- From 50 to 59: Friday, September 15th
- From 60 to 69: Sunday, September 17th
The last three groups could expect their money arriving today, as follows:
- From 70 to 79: Tuesday, September 19th
- From 80 to 89: Thursday, September 21st
- From 90 to 99: Saturday, September 23rd
Remember that you can use your SNAP money to purchase a variety of foods to meet your family’s nutritional needs. These resources can be used to buy foods such as fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, dairy products and bread. In addition, non-food products, such as seeds and plants for growing food at home, can be purchased. However,
SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco, restaurant-prepared foods, cleaning products, or non-edible items. It is important to remember that eligible products may vary depending on current regulations and policies, so it is essential to check with the Georgia Department of Human Services for up-to-date information on what can be purchased with SNAP benefits in the state.
How to Apply for Food Stamps in Georgia?
If you are thinking about applying for the food stamp application in Georgia, you should go directly to inform yourself to the official website of Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services, here. There you’ll find all the needed information regarding how to apply and all the requirements you and your family must meet.
All Department of Family and Children Services offices are open Monday through Friday, except weekends and holidays. Office hours are usually from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call your local county department for the office hours in your area. Online applications are available via the Georgia Gateway website at gateway.ga.gov.