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Useful Weblinks

About Economic Supports/Public Benefits/Assistance
Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
provides information on public benefits, such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, and WIC, including how to apply and who to contact with questions.
Georgia PeachCare for Kids
offers affordable health insurance to Georgia's uninsured children. You can determine if you qualify for this low-income health insurance, and also submit an application.
helps you learn about and connect to government and private benefits that can help your family make ends meet.
Social Security Administration
provides information on social security. Learn if you qualify for social security, apply for a social security number, and apply for disability or retirement benefits online.
prescreens households to see if you are eligible to receive a wide range of state benefits. You can also complete an application for Food Stamps.
United Way 211 HelpLine
locates agencies that can help with paying bills, looking for a job, getting food for your family, or financial assistance.
Fulton-Atlanta Community Action Authority
helps residents of Atlanta and Fulton County become self-sufficient by offering comprehensive programs and services that enable them to emerge from economic despair and move toward an improved quality of life.
The Center for Financial Independence & Innovation
helps individuals with disabilities and their family members in Georgia move toward financial independence.
About Free Tax Preparation
AARP Tax Aide has locations throughout Georgia that help households prepare tax returns for free.
IRS Free-File provides a list of several IRS-approved programs that allows you to prepare your own tax return. It allows you to choose the program that is right for you, or the IRS will help you choose a program.
About Research Projects/Programs
The Access Project strengthens community action, promotes social change, and improves health, especially for those who are most vulnerable. By supporting local initiatives and community leaders, TAP is dedicated to strengthening the voice of the underserved in policy discussions that directly affect them. TAP’s recent study on Medical Debt ( highlights the correlation between uninsured low-income families and medical debt. TAP has created a Medical Debt Resolution Program, to help you with your medical debt.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities works at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center conducts research and analysis to help shape public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that policymakers consider the needs of low-income families and individuals in these debates.
Brookings conducts research to foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans. They have produced several studies regarding the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Georgia Budget and Policy Institute conducts research in Georgia to advance public policy that will expand opportunity for all Georgians.
Other Program Partners
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
Internal Revenue Service
National Community Tax Coalition
Real Economic Impact Tour
Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy