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Cash Assistance for Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, SNAP, and/or TANF Recipients

Gov. Kemp dedicated more than $1 billion to DHS to provide cash assistance for Georgians who were enrolled and actively receiving Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, SNAP, and/or TANF benefits on July 31, 2022. Learn more here.

 

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Press Releases and Announcements

DHS Submits Waivers to USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to transforming its systems and work to meet its goals of serving customers. In support of these efforts, DHS has submitted seven requests in recent months to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for waivers to improve outcomes for Division of Family & Children Services customers and benefits workers. Three of seven waivers have been approved, and the remaining four – pending FNS consideration and approval – will help ensure children and families get the services they need in a timely manner, enhance work processes and supports, and improve caseworker effectiveness.

Richmond County DFCS Moving to New Location

Augusta, GA – The Georgia Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) announced that the Richmond County DFCS office is relocating to a new office space next month.
 

DHS Receives Approval to Renew Simplified Process for Seniors Applying for SNAP

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) announced approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to renew Georgia’s Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP) through Jan. 31, 2028. ESAP is a federal demonstration project that seeks to simplify the SNAP application and verification process for eligible households. SNAP applications are eligible for ESAP if all eligible household members are age 60 or older and have no earned income.

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February is Parent Leadership Month

February is Parent Leadership Month

February is National Parent Leadership Month, a time to recognize the vital role parents play within their homes and communities, and to encourage parents to take advantage of leadership opportunities.

DHS publishes its SFY 2022 Annual Report

DHS Publishes State Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) published its State Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report.

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