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130,000 Georgia Food Stamp, Medicaid and TANF notices delayed by winter storm

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(WTVM) -

This week's winter storm has affected potentially important mail deliveries to clients of programs including Food Stamp, Medicaid, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), according to the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).

Due to icy conditions making delivery difficult for mail carriers, 130,000 notices to clients of these programs will be delayed. DFCS says the majority of these notices are informing clients of recent changes to their current cases. A very small amount of the delay notices are reminders of a January or February renewal due for Food Stamp Clients. Affected clients will not suffer a loss of benefits due to the delay.

DFCS also says their state offices have been closed because of the weather, which will affect the processing of recent Food Stamp and Medicaid applications.

Though postal delivery of clients' notices will be delayed, clients will still be able to access their notices electronically. The Department urges clients to log on to their My Compass accounts to check for recent notices of changes in or a need to renew their benefits.

To view notices online, clients should go to www.compass.ga.gov, access their My COMPASS accounts and click the "View My Notices" tab. The feature allows clients to view the last 10 notices about their benefits.

(Source: DFCS press release)

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