Promoting Public Benefits Access Through Web-Based Tools and Outreach: A National Scan of Efforts. Volume II: Detailed Summary Tables of Benefits Access Efforts. COMPASS (Common Point of Access to Social Services) Georgia

04/08/2011

Description

Georgia's online benefit screener and application. The effort leverages concepts from PA Compass, developed for PA Department of Public Welfare in consultation with Deloitte. With their GA COMPASS account, users can also login to report changes or check on the status of their application.

Key benefit programs

TANF; SNAP; Medicaid; WIC; LIHEAP; federal housing assistance programs; federal child care assistance

Other benefit programs

Child support; mental health and substance abuse services; aging services; community service block grant funds

Key technological components

Online application that can be sent electronically; online screener/benefits calculator; application and eligibility systems integration

Other key components

None known

Target population

General low-income population

Geographic reach

Statewide

State/s (abbreviation)

GA

Locality (cities or counties)

 

Selected sources

http://ccf.georgetown.edu/index/pennsylvania-full-example

GA: https://compass.ga.gov/selfservice/

GA printable application in multiple languages also available at:

http://dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHSDFCS/menuitem.5d32235bb09bde9a50c8798dd03036a0/?vgnextoid=024a2b48d9a4ff00VgnVCM100000bf01010aRCRD

 

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