Schedule of Georgia Food Stamp Benefits for December & Where to Find SNAP EBT Discounts

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will start for Georgians on December 5. The unknown is whether or not state SNAP managers can fix the delays.

Due to a rise in renewals and a lack of staff at the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), some SNAP users in Georgia and other countries have not received their benefits on time. WMAZ said that many Georgians who tried to get answers about their benefits went to an automated system.

Because of rising prices and a lack of workers, DFCS is taking care of more SNAP applications and renewals. “We want the federal government to have more freedom to handle cases quickly and well.”

Most people on SNAP in Georgia may get their payments on time in December.

SNAP, which used to be called “food stamps,” helps people with low incomes buy food. The states are in charge of running the USDA program. In Georgia, the DFCS puts SNAP benefits on EBT cards every month.

Most grocery stores and other places that sell things accept SNAP EBT cards from Georgia. SNAP can be used to buy these foods:

  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Meat, poultry, and seafood
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Cereals and bread
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • Plants and seeds that produce food for the household.

You can’t use your SNAP benefits to buy alcohol, cigarettes, vitamins, medicines, supplements, live animals, pet food, cleaning supplies, paper products, or cosmetics. Georgia doesn’t take part in the SNAP Restaurant Meals Program, so you can’t use your EBT card to buy hot meals made at the point of sale.

Schedule of Georgia Food Stamp Benefits for December & Where to Find SNAP EBT Discounts

How to Get EBT Benefits

In Georgia and other places, SNAP benefits include things other than food, like discounts on certain goods and services. Here is a quick list of the ways your EBT card can help you save money:

Amazon Prime Discount:

People who get SNAP or SNAP EBT Cash benefits (or help from Medicaid) can save 50% on Prime memberships. Find out if you qualify for Amazon Prime by going to amazon.com/prime/qualify.

Museum Discounts:

Through the Museums for All program and other ways, people who get SNAP can get free or discounted admission to more than 850 museums and arts organizations across the country.

The Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, the Atlanta Contemporary Museum of Art, the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah, and the Thomasville History Center all offer discounts or free admission to people with Georgia EBT cards, according to the Georgia Food Stamps website.

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Farmers’ Markets:

You can also use your SNAP EBT card at some farmers’ markets to buy fresh food. The Food Nutrition Service of the USDA puts out a list every month of all the markets in the country that are currently authorized to accept SNAP benefits.

Lifeline Program:

Through the Federal Lifeline Program, SNAP recipients with low incomes may be able to get free or low-cost landline or cell phone service. You might be able to get cheaper internet service. Find out from your service provider if the program is available.

Schedule of Georgia Food Stamp Benefits for December & Where to Find SNAP EBT Discounts

If you are 60 or older, have a fixed income that doesn’t change, meet certain income requirements, and live with people who don’t work, you may be eligible for Senior SNAP, which has an easier application process.

Benefits Are Distributed in Georgia by the 23rd of Each Month. Georgia’s Snap Payment Schedule for December 2022 is as follows:

ID # ends in: Benefits available:
00-09 Dec. 5th
10-19 Dec. 7th
20-29 Dec. 9th
30-39 Dec. 11th
40-49 Dec. 13th
50-59 Dec. 15th
60-69 Dec. 17th
70-79 Dec. 19th
80-89 Dec. 21st
90-99 Dec. 23rd

All SNAP recipients in Georgia must go through a regular review to keep their benefits. Form 508 or the Georgia Gateway website can be used to file a renewal form and any required proof.

Customers who have lost food they bought with SNAP benefits because of bad weather or power outages lasting four hours or longer can get replacement benefits within 10 days of reporting the loss. If you lose something, you must tell your local DFCS office and fill out an affidavit.

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