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.