Due to restroom ren­o­va­tions, the Redan-Trot­ti Library will be closed Sat­ur­day, April 13.

Benefits and Community Partners

Apply for Geor­gia Ben­e­fits — Geor­gia Gateway

Web­site: https://​gate​way​.ga​.gov/​a​c​cess/

About: Geor­gia Gate­way is the state government’s web por­tal for access­ing assis­tance pro­grams. When you cre­ate an account, you can apply for or renew ben­e­fits, upload doc­u­ments, and report changes to your case. Use Geor­gia Gate­way if you want to access pro­grams such as:

  • Sup­ple­men­tal Nutri­tion Assis­tance Pro­gram (SNAP)
  • Tem­po­rary Assis­tance for Needy Fam­i­lies (TANF)
  • Med­ical Assis­tance, such as Med­ic­aid and Peach­Care for Kids
  • Child­care and Par­ent Ser­vices (CAPS)
  • Women, Infants, and Chil­dren (WIC)
  • Refugee Cash Assistance

Con­tact: Online Ser­vices:18774234746. Deaf or hard of hear­ing? GA Relay at 18002550135.

Apply for Social Secu­ri­ty Ben­e­fits — Social Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion (SSA)

Web­site: https://​www​.ssa​.gov/

About: The Social Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion provides:

  • Retire­ment ben­e­fits for those eli­gi­ble for retirement
  • Sur­vivor ben­e­fits to wid­ows, wid­ow­ers, and to the depen­dents of eli­gi­ble workers 
  • Sup­ple­men­tal Secu­ri­ty Income (SSI) sup­port to dis­abled adults and chil­dren who have lim­it­ed income and resources, as well as peo­ple age 65 and old­er who are not dis­abled but have lim­it­ed income and resources
  • Dis­abil­i­ty ben­e­fits to those who can’t work because they have a med­ical con­di­tion that’s expect­ed to last at least one year or result in death.”

Con­tact: Call 8007721213 between 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. TTY #: 8003250778

Food Assis­tance — Atlanta Com­mu­ni­ty Food Bank

Web­site: https://​www​.acfb​.org/

About: Atlanta Com­mu­ni­ty Food Bank pro­vides sup­port and assis­tance for food pantries, access, and for apply­ing for ben­e­fits such as Sup­ple­men­tal Nutri­tion Assis­tance Pro­gram (SNAP).

Con­tact: Call 888.976.2232 or text FIND­FOOD for food pantries. Call 678.553.5917 for SNAP Ben­e­fit Help

Unem­ploy­ment Assis­tance — Geor­gia Depart­ment Labor 

Web­site: https://​dol​.geor​gia​.gov/

About: The Geor­gia Depart­ment of Labor pro­vides access to unem­ploy­ment ben­e­fits and assis­tance for find­ing a job in the state of Geor­gia. Use the web­site to check or apply for unem­ploy­ment ben­e­fit and find a job opening..

Con­tact: DeKalb Career Cen­ter at 877.709.8185.

Medicare Assis­tance — Medicare

Web­site: https://​www​.medicare​.gov/

About: Use the Medicare web­site to cre­ate an account apply for ben­e­fits online and learn about Medicare Health cov­er­age and ben­e­fits when eli­gi­ble (65 and old­er), includ­ing ben­e­fi­cia­ry rights and costs. 

Con­tact: Call 800.633.4227. TTY #: 877.486.2048. Live chat avail­able after set­ting up account with medicare​.gov.