Each of Georgia's counties has an office of the Division of Family and Children Services. The Divisions provide temporary public assistance, social services, child support collection and employment services for individuals, families and children which may include food stamps, cash assistance, Medicaid, adult protective services, foster care for children, emergency energy assistance, employment workshops and job search assistance.
Welfare is no longer an entitlement in Georgia, and receipt of cash assistance is limited to a maximum of four years during one's lifetime. Georgia may allow a "hardship" exemption from work requirements and the four-year benefit limit for the elderly and disabled. The new rules and regulations are very different and very complicated.
Your local Family and Children Services office can provide you with full details about the new Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program. They can also tell you about benefits for working families including Medicaid coverage for children, child care assistance, earned income tax credit, food stamps, and assistance with child support. You always come out ahead with Work First.
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services; information about welfare and employment, child support collection and social services
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