If you reside in the State of Georgia and are in need of food stamps, benefits and other types of help from the government, due to the fact that you are unemployed or impoverished, you can file for benefits online, at www.compass.ga.gov. Below, we have provided more information about what the site has to offer.
Who is eligible to receive benefits from the Georgia government?
If you are not sure that you will qualify for food stamps and other benefits, you can use the site’s questionnaire to find out. The questionnaire will take 15 minutes to fill out. In it, you will be asked about yourself, the job you do, the amount of money that you earn, the number of people in your home, your expenses and the shortage of money that you are facing.
Please note that the questionnaire’s results are not final. As an example, the questionnaire might tell you that you will qualify for food stamps. However, to actually qualify for those food stamps, you will have to complete an application process where your information and claims will be verified, before the benefits are awarded to you.
Applying for benefits online
It is possible for you to apply for food stamps online. There are various questions that you will be asked. You will be asked about the county you live in. You will be asked about the number of people in your household, their ages, the number of children and other such details.
Once you enter information about the number of people in your household, along with their ages, you will be allowed to see a rough estimate of the amount of food stamps that you will receive.
Reviewing your application status
Once you complete your application, it will go into pending status while government employees take a look at your application, to decide on approval or denial. If you wish to check the status of your application, you can log in to check online.
Logging in will also mean that you can leave an application incomplete; to gather some information you need, and then proceed with that application from where you left off.
Other information available through the site
The site provides plenty of resources that talk about frequently asked questions, ethics and proper procedures or best practices that applicants can follow, when they are looking to successfully be awarded food stamps by the Georgia government. www.compass.ga.gov also provides a resource for registered community partners to login to the site, to manage their activities online.