Who is eligible for food stamps?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):
Eligible persons include: US citizens, permanent residents that have that status for five more years, and legal immigrants with special immigration status (for example, refugees and asylees) that are low-income households.
Who is eligible for Medicaid and Peachcare for Kids?
Eligible persons include citizens of the United States, permanent residents with five years or more of residence in this country and immigrants with special statuses (for example, refugees and asylees) who have low income.
What do I have to do to apply?
Complete an online application at www.gateway.ga.gov or on paper with the local Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Send in required and verified documents.
Medicaid does not require a telephone interview; everything must be done via email unless the case manager has any questions. If this is the case, they will give you a call. Receive a letter from DFCS with their decision. You will also receive a Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids card. Once you receive the approval, you will have to choose a provider from the following: Amerigroup, Peach State, WellCare o CareSource.
If you are Applying for benefits, make sure to have the following documents:
If you are Renewing your benefits, make sure to have the following documents: