Legal Aid Cobb is still able to assist people with claiming unemployment, SNAP, etc. if they are having issues accesses resources. They must meet the eligibility. General intake line is 770-528-2565. Call for assistance with civil legal matters.
NEW Information for filing for unemployment, mandatory filing by employers for partial claims, and reemployment services from the GA Department of Labor (read the full article here) Employers are required to file partial claims on behalf of their employees whenever it is necessary to temporarily reduce work hours or there is no work available for a short period. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee.
|Access SNAP, Medicaid or TANF info using student devices|
In efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and assist families, the DFCS requests that families with school-age children be encouraged to use district-issued student devices to access SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) applications and information remotely.
Self-service options include:
Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid Benefits
Visit: gateway.ga.gov (verification documents can also be uploaded and case status info is available for all benefits)
Download an Application:
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
Visit: https://www.connectebt.com/gaebtclient or call: 888-421-3281 for updates
For those without internet access
You can contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center (877-423-4746) for additional information or to request a paper application. Once completed, applications and any required verification can be mailed back to your local county DFCS office.
County office locations are available online HERE.