The Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, provides monthly aid to low-income households to help pay for food. A household may be one person living alone, a family, or several unrelated people who live together and share responsibility for buying food. Eligibility for food stamps in Georgia depends on the number of people in the household and the total household income and savings.
To be eligible for food stamps in Georgia, a household must have a current bank balance of less than $2,001. That limit goes up to $3,001 if one or more members of the household is older than 60 and/or has a disability. For a single person, the maximum annual income for food stamp eligibility in Georgia is $15,301. For each additional member of the household, $5,408 is added to the maximum annual income limit. For example, for a household of two, the annual household income limit is $20,709 and for a household of three, the annual household income limit is $26,117.
Adele Nicholas is a writer in Chicago. Since 2003, she has been a contributor to publications including Corporate Legal Times, ChicagoMag.com and InsideCounsel magazine. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.