Sumter County Dfcs Americus
Financial Help Provided: Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, Medicaid, Emergency Food Assistance
Full Description: Sumter County Dfcs Americus is the local county Social Services Department (Division of Family and Children Services) that handles family support social services. These services include a variety of financial resources including:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), commonly known as welfare, is the monthly cash assistance program for poor families with children under age 18.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low income persons in Georgia, including the elderly, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.
The Georgia Food Stamp program provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. A household may be one person living alone, a family, or several, unrelated individuals living together who routinely purchase and prepare meals together. Anyone may apply for food stamp benefits. The program helps households that have limited income and resources.
Medicaid is a program that provides health care services to individuals that meet the requirements for income, resources and citizenship. Individuals may apply for Medicaid at any local DFCS office, by mail, telephone, fax, e-mail, or at designated agencies.
If you reside in this county, you can call to ask questions or set up an appointment to apply for these programs. There are also online applications at the Division of Family and Children Services website: http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/.
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