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Benefit Information

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Benefit Eligibility Requirements

Food Stamps

Household Size Gross Monthly Income
(130% of Poverty Level)
1 1245
2 1681
3 2116
4 2552
5 2987
6 3423
7 3858
8 4294
Each additional member +434

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Are a U.S. citizen or legal adult resident who has resided in the U.S. for at least 5 years, or legal immigrant children regardless of when they entered the U.S.
  • Have a qualifying income (see the table below)
  • Note: There is no longer a resource limit for Food Stamps eligibility
  • For additional information: http://atlanta.earnbenefits.org/page.php?pageID=339

Right from the Start Medicaid

RSM Adults and Newborns: Pregnant Women and their newborns with income at or below 200% of the FPL
Family Size Income Limits
1 $1916/month ($22,992/year)
2 $2586/month ($31,032/year)
3 $3256/month ($39,072/year)
4 $3926/month ($47,112/year)
RSM Children: Children under age 1 whose family income is at or below 185% of the FPL
Family Size Income Limits
1 $1773/month ($21,276/year)
2 $2393/month ($28,716/year)
3 $3012/month ($36,144/year)
4 $3632/month ($43,584/year)
RSM Children: Children age 1 to 5 whose family income is at or below 133% of the FPL
Family Size Income Limits
1 $1275/month ($15,300/year)
2 $1720/month ($20,640/year)
3 $2166/month ($25,992/year)
4 $2611/month ($31,332/year)
RSM Children: Children age 6 to 19 whose family income is at or below 100% of the FPL
Family Size Income Limits
1 $958/month ($11,496/year)
2 $1293/month ($15,516/year)
3 $1628/month ($19,536/year)
4 $1963/month ($23,556/year)

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Are pregnant or recently gave birth
  • Are a U.S. citizen or legal alien
  • Have less than $1,000 in resources
  • Have a qualifying income

Your children qualify for Right from the Start Medicaid if you:

Medicaid for Adults

SSI Recipients Aged, Blind, or Disabled individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Income Limits Resource Limits
Individual- $710/month ($8,520/year) Individual - $2000
Couple- $1066/month ($12,792/year) Couple - $3000
Nursing Homes Aged, Blind, or Disabled Individuals who live in nursing homes who have low income and limited assets
Income Limits Resource Limits
$2022/month ($24,264/year) Individual - $2000
  Couple - $3000
Community Care Aged, Blind, or Disabled Individuals who need regular nursing care and personal services but can stay at home with special community care services
Income Limits Resource Limits
$2022/month ($24,264/year) Individual - $2000
  Couple - $3000
Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries(QMB) Aged, Blind, or Disabled Individuals who have Medicare Part A (hospital) insurance, and have income less than 100% of the FPL and limited resources.  Medicaid will pay the Medicare (A & B) premiums, coinsurance and deductibles only.
Income Limits Resource Limits
Individual - $928/month ($11,360/year) Individuals - $6,680
Couple - $1246/month ($14,952/year) Couples - $10,020
Hospice Terminally Ill Individuals who are not expected to live more than six months may be eligible for coverage.  Recipients must agree to receive hospice services through a Medicaid participating hospice care provider.
Income Limits Resource Limits
$2022/month ($24,264/year) Individual - $2000
  Couple - $3000

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Are a U.S. citizen or legal alien
  • Have a qualifying income
  • And meet the resource limits
Low-income Medicaid (LIM) Adults and Children who meet the standards of the old AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) program.
Family Size Income Limits
1 $235/month ($2,820/year)
2 $356/month ($4,272/year)
3 $424/month ($5,088/year)
4 $500/month ($6,000/year)

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Have dependent children under age 18
  • Are a U.S. citizen or legal alien
  • Have less than $1,000 in resources
  • Have a qualifying income
Medically Needy Pregnant women, children, aged, blind, and disabled individuals whose family income exceeds the established income limit may be eligible under the Medically Needy Program.  The Medically Needy program allows a person to use incurred/unpaid medical bills to “spend down” the difference between their income and the income limit to become eligible.
Pregnant Women and Children:  
Income Limits Resource Limits
Family Size 1:  $208/month ($2,496/year) Family Size 1:  $2000
Family Size 2:  $317/month ($3,804/year) Family Size 2:  $4000
Family Size 3:  $375/month ($4,500/year) (Add $100 per additional family member)
Family Size 4:  $442/month ($5,304/year)  
Aged, Blind, and Disabled:  
Income Limits Resource Limits
Individual: $317/month ($3,804/year) Individual:  $2000
Couple: $375/month (4,500/year) Couple:  $4000

For more information: http://atlanta.earnbenefits.org/page.php?pageID=326

TANF

Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $435 $5220
2 $659 $7908
3 $784 $9408
4 $925 $11,100
5 $1060 $12,720
6 $1149 $13,788
7 $1243 $14,916
8 $1319 $15,828
For each additional person add: + $44 + $528

Other eligibility requirements:

PeachCare

Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $2252 $27,024
2 $3093 $37,116
3 $3826 $45,912
4 $4614 $55,368
5 $5401 $64,812
6 $6188 $74,256
For each additional person add: + $787 + $9,444

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens or have been legal residents for five years
  • Are age 18 or younger
  • Have been uninsured for six months or lost insurance
  • Haven’t been able to get Medicaid or private insurance from their parent’s job
  • Have parents with a qualifying income
  • For more information: http://atlanta.earnbenefits.org/page.php?pageID=318

Energy Assistance

Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $1749 $20,990
2 $2287 $27,449
3 $2826 $33,907
4 $3364 $40,366
5 $3902 $46,825
6 $4440 $53,283
7 $4541 $54,494
8 $4642 $55,705
9 $4743 $56,916

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Pay your household’s heating or electric bill
  • Are a U.S. citizen or legal alien
  • Have a qualifying income
  • For more on Energy Assistance in the state of Georgia: http://atlantaprosperity.org/node/907

Childcare Assistance

Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $1386 $16,640
2 $1866 $22,400
3 $2346 $28,160
4 $2826 $33,920
5 $3306 $39,680
6 $3783 $45,400
Each additional person add: ----- + $5,760

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Work an average of 30 hours per week in a single parent family or 30 hours per week per person in a two parent family
  • Attend a job training program for an average of 30 hours per week and will graduate in the next 12 months
  • Attend a combination of work, classes and training that totals at least 30 hours per week
  • Attend GED or high school classes (if you are over 18, your GED classes must total 30 hours per week) AND
  • Have a qualifying income
  • For more information: http://atlanta.earnbenefits.org/page.php?pageID=328

WIC

Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $1723 $20,665
2 $2333 $27,991
3 $2944 $35,317
4 $3554 $42,643
5 $4165 $49,969
6 $4775 $57,295
7 $5386 $64,621
8 $5996 $71,947
Each additional person add: + $611 + $7,326

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have given birth less than a year ago and are breastfeeding
  • Have given birth less than six months ago and are not breastfeeding
  • Have a qualifying income

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