If you live in Georgia and would like to find out when your food stamps or cash assistance payment will be deposited onto your EBT Card account, you’ve come to the right place. We have listed below the Georgia EBT Deposit Dates for 2021.
This Post Will Cover:
- Food Stamps Deposit Schedule in Georgia
- Georgia EBT Deposit Dates for 2021
- What Time your Benefits will be Deposited?
- What to do if you didn’t Receive your Food Stamps
- Which Grocery Stores Accept Georgia EBT for Delivery?
- How to get Free Cell Phone With Georgia SNAP Benefits
Food Stamp Deposit Schedule in Georgia
Once you are approved for Georgia SNAP benefits, the Georgia Division of Family and Children (DCFS) will send you an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card in the mail via USPS.
The Georgia EBT Card is a debit-like card that is used to access your monthly food stamp benefits.
Your Georgia SNAP EBT Card can be used to purchase groceries and approved food items at stores and markets.
Furthermore, since 2020, Georgia EBT Cards can now be used to purchase groceries online.
See details below for a list of grocery stores that are participating in Georgia EBT shopping online for pickup and delivery.
In Georgia, food Stamps Benefits are deposited on EBT Cards from the 5th of the month to the 23rd of every month.
To find out what day you can expect to receive your SNAP benefits on your Georgia EBT Card, check out the Georgia EBT Deposit Dates for 2021 below.
Georgia EBT Deposit Dates for 2021
Your Georgia EBT Deposit Date varies based on the last two digits of your ID number.
In order to determine when you receive your Georgia food stamps, you must have your ID number.
If you cannot locate your ID number, you can find it by logging into your Georgia DCFS online account or on your Georgia SNAP Approval Letter that you received in the mail.
If you still do not have your Georgia ID number, please contact your Georgia DCFS caseworker.
Here is the Georgia SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2021:
|If your ID Number ends in||Benefits are deposited on the|
|00-09||5th of the month|
|10-19||7th of the month|
|20-29||9th of the month|
|30-39||11th of the month|
|40-49||13th of the month|
|50-59||15th of the month|
|60-69||17th of the month|
|70-79||19th of the month|
|80-89||21st of the month|
|90-99||23rd of the month|
Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Georgia EBT card to purchase eligible food items.
Additionally, if you need help finding your Georgia ID number, please contact your local DCFS office or speak to your caseworker as mentioned above.
To find a DCFS office near you, click here.
What time will my Georgia EBT Benefits Be Deposited?
Your Georgia food stamps are deposited into EBT account on your scheduled deposit date every month.
SNAP benefits are available the next day after they are entered into the system if the benefit is for the past month or the current month.
If you do not see the benefits deposited into your account by noon the day after your scheduled date (weekday), then your benefits have stopped.
Keep reading below to find out possible reasons why your EBT benefits may have been discontinued and what you should do.
I Did Not Receive My Georgia Food Stamps This Month
If you did not receive your Georgia food stamps deposit on your EBT Card this month, there may be a reason for that.
In fact, there are three possible reasons why you didn’t receive your monthly SNAP EBT deposit.
3 Reasons You Didn’t Receive your Food Stamps
Here are the reasons why you may not have received your Georgia SNAP benefits this month:
Reason #1 – You didn’t Renew your Benefits
The first reason may be due to failure to renew your benefits on time or submit renewal documentation on time.
You must turn in this recertification application and be interviewed before the end of your certification period to continue receiving Georgia SNAP.
In many counties, you can complete this recertification application online.
For help in completing your recertification, contact your local DFCS office.
Reason #2 – You didn’t meet the Work Requirements
The second reason may be due to the fact that you are classified as an Able-Bodied Adult without Dependents, also known as an ABAWD.
According to the Georgia DFCS, the food stamps program only allows you to receive SNAP benefits for 3 months, every 3 years unless you meet certain work requirements.
If you qualify as an able-bodied adult and do not have children or dependents or a job, your 3-month time period may have expired.
Reason #3 – You have been flagged for Fraud
The third reason may be that your food stamps benefits have been cut off due to suspicion of fraud on your Georgia SNAP EBT account.
If you think your Georgia SNAP account has been flagged for food stamps fraud, please contact your local DFCS office.
They will be able to help you find out why your benefits did not come through this month. To locate the nearest DFCS office, click here.
Which Grocery Stores Accept Georgia EBT for Delivery?
As of August 2021, you can use your Georgia EBT card to make purchases online for pick-up and/or Delivery at the following grocery stores:
- Food Lion
- Piggly Wiggly (HAC)
As you can see above, you can purchase groceries online for home delivery using your Georgia EBT card at Amazon and Walmart.
See our post on how to use your EBT Card to shop on Amazon.
Good news! #USDA has approved the state of Georgia for the Online Purchasing Pilot! Georgia #SNAP participants can now purchase groceries online using their SNAP benefits at Walmart and Amazon. Visit this link for additional information.https://t.co/YiYu8owodb pic.twitter.com/B50G35YxKd
— HealthMPowers (@HealthMPowers) June 9, 2020
For more details on this, see our post on Where to Buy Groceries Online with SNAP EBT.
Free Cell Phones With Georgia SNAP Benefits
Lifeline Service is part of a program that was created by the government to provide discounted or free phone service to income-eligible people.
How to Get Lifeline Phone
There are three steps to getting a Lifeline phone in Georgia.
Step 1: Qualify for Lifeline Program
If you participate in one of the following federal assistance programs, you may be eligible for the Lifeline phone program.
Participation by you or someone else in your household in one of the following federal assistance programs meets the eligibility requirements:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Tribal-specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Head Start
- Income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Programs
Step 2: Choose a Lifeline Provider
You have to apply for Lifeline through a Lifeline phone or internet provider in your state. Scroll down below to see the list of Lifeline providers in Georgia.
Step 3: Apply for the Lifeline Program
Ask your Lifeline provider for a Lifeline application. You will need the following information to apply:
What documentation do you need?
Here’s what you need to apply:
- Government Issued Photo ID or Driver’s License.
- One (1) Eligibility Document (like your program award letter)
Lifeline Cell Phone Providers in Georgia
Scroll down below to see the Lifeline program providers in Georgia.
The list for each state is divided into Cell Phone Providers and Home Phone Providers.
You can choose which program to take advantage of, based on your home situation.
However, you can only participate in one program per household.
This means that your lifeline benefits can be used to either get a cell phone service or a home phone.
Cell Phone Services
Below is a list of cell phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Georgia.
|Q Link Wireless LLC||855-754-6543|
Home Phone Services
Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Georgia.
Georgia EBT Deposit Schedule Summary
Here’s the bottom line:
Food Stamps Benefits are deposited onto EBT Card accounts from the 5th to the 23rd of every month.
However, when your payment is deposited depends on the last two digits of your Georgia Food Stamps ID Number.
If you did not receive your EBT benefits for the month, it could be due to several reasons.
The best course of action is to contact your local DFCS office for more information about why you did not get your benefits.
In conclusion, we hope this article on Georgia EBT Deposit Dates was helpful.
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Lastly, be sure to check out our other articles about Georgia SNAP & EBT, including:
How to Check the Balance on Georgia EBT Card
What you can buy with EBT Card
Georgia EBT Card Guide
Georgia Gateway Account Login
October Extra SNAP Benefits
Extra SNAP Benefits in Georgia