Online access for benefit recipients

1/10/2014, 5:30 p.m.

Families in Georgia who receive food stamps, Medicaid and TANF benefits can now check notices on the status of their accounts online.

Recipients, including those getting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, can view notices about their benefits by logging in to their “My COMPASS” accounts. The online service is aimed at increasing the level of access families have to the status of their benefits and keep them informed of any information necessary to complete the renewal of their benefits, the Georgia Department of Human Services said in a Jan. 7 statement.

Through the “View My Notices” tab on www.compass.ga.gov, families are now able to view their last 10 notices in PDF format online. The option on Compass is the latest enhancement to online services for Division of Family and Children Services clients. Future enhancements will allow clients to opt to receive electronic updates on the status of their accounts.

In addition to the new accessibility options, individuals also can use the Compass site to apply for benefits, submit renewal applications, check the status of their benefits and report changes to their accounts.

For more information, visit http://dhs.georgia.gov.