Navigate to Compass.GA.gov and click on the Apply for Benefits button. Follow the online application instructions and answer all of the questions truthfully. The website provides links to information about community organizations that give assistance to help applicants learn how to use the online application.
Compass.GA.gov closes the online application during certain times and days, so visit the website to find out when the application is available. Use Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher for the best application experience. The website also provides information about eligibility for food stamps and other social services such as housing assistance, energy assistance and health care. After applying for food stamps and other benefits, applicants can check their application status through the website and create a MyCompass account to see their benefits and report changes. Compass.GA.gov provides a link to the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services' Frequently Asked Questions page. On this page, food stamp applicants and MyCompass users can find more information about other services and programs offered by the state. The page has information about the benefits application process and steps an applicant can take if an application is denied. The page also provides department contact information if users have more questions.