Residents of Georgia with a low income can benefit from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the food stamp program courtesy of COMPASS that uses the link www.compass.ga.gov. The food stamp program is an electronic transfer system where money can be transferred to an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that can be used by needy households to buy a variety of food items which include canned foods, cold cuts and beverages. One has to qualify for the program so that the card can be useful.
It’s a requirement to have an account at www.compass.ga.gov so that you can enjoy the benefits that Georgia COMPASS gives to low income residents. Using the EBT card at the grocer will only be useful if you meet certain requirements. To apply for the EBT card in Georgia, one has to fall under the maximum income that is allowable for his or her particular household size. Another requirement to help you benefit from the EBT card is to pass the “assets test”. This will determine the value of your assets. You will be disqualified if the assets exceed a certain amount.
The Georgia’s EBT card also requires one to be a US citizen or a non-citizen who is eligible for federal benefits. Other beneficiaries include permanent residents on record and their children who have lived in the US for at least 5 years and political refugees. There are however some factors that can disqualify you from the Georgia’s EBT card benefits. Cases that might disqualify you include convictions of food Stamp fraud, if part of your application at www.compass.ga.gov has information deemed to be untrue, if you are undocumented citizen or have a warrant for your arrest on a felony charge.
If it is your first time at www.compass.ga.gov, you will need your EBT card so that you can create a user account. There is an option to create an account at the site which you should go ahead and do so that you benefit from the food Stamps. In cases where your EBT card is damaged, lost or stolen, you can call the customer help line. Another case that can push you to call is when you need to know your COMPASS card balance. The help line is also useful to call and find out other useful information. The COMPASS website is also very useful to help you register for an account from the comfort of your home.
If you are a resident of Georgia and need state assistance for stamps, Medicard and any other form of relevant aid, you can easily seek for help online from any part of Georgia. The Department of Human Services (DHS) of Georgia through Georgia COMPASS using the link www.compass.ga.gov allows citizens and families access assistance at any time of the day or night. To apply for assistance, you have to go to the social website and know your eligibility as a priority. To do this, click on the label with the phrase “Am I Eligible?” to see all the requirements you have to fulfill for assistance.
After reading and understanding if you qualify for assistance at the www.compass.ga.gov site, go on and click the icon written “Apply for Benefits” followed by clicking “Start a New Application”. If you will not finish filling the required information in the application process, you can continue later. When you come back to continue with the application process, click on the label, “keep working on an application that you have already started” at Georgia COMPASS site. This is to go on with the application process.
Go on and click “Next” which you will see at the lower right hand corner. This will take you to the start of the application process. You should carefully fill all the information in the required fields. To continue, click another button labeled “Next at the lower right hand corner to complete the entire process. The whole application process will take you an approximate of 30 to 60 minutes. The next step is to submit your application by clicking on the button that indicates so. After you do the submission, you can go back to the main page at www.compass.ga.gov and click “Application Status Check” to review information on your food stamps application.
Note that your application for food stamps assistance may not be successful if you have not filled all the necessary information. It is therefore important that you check everything again before submitting your application. If you are eligible, you can receive food stamps and access any other social services electronically through the www.compass.ga.gov from anywhere in Georgia. Through Georgia COMPASS, families or individuals in need or with limited resources can secure their monthly cost for food and other social services. The COMPASS online service makes the application faster than the conventional means of filing papers and Georgians can submit applications 24/7.