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

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

Due to icy conditions making delivery difficult for mailcarriers, 130,000 notices to clients of these programs will be delayed. DFCSsays the majority of these notices are informing clients of recent changes totheir current cases. A very small amount of the delay notices are reminders ofa January or February renewal due for Food Stamp Clients. Affected clients willnot 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 Medicaidapplications.

Though postal delivery of clients' notices will bedelayed, clients will still be able to access their notices electronically. TheDepartment urges clients to log on to their My Compass accounts to check forrecent 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 MyCOMPASS accounts and click the "View My Notices" tab. The feature allows clientsto view the last 10 notices about their benefits.

(Source: DFCS press release)

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