Category: Fact Sheets

Teachers Retirement System of Georgia Explained

State lawmakers introduced several bills in the 2019 legislative session that could significantly alter the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) if passed in 2020. There are 390,000 current and former Georgia educators participating in the pension system as either

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Get Answers About HOPE Scholarships and Grants

HOPE At-a-Glance provides a quick and simple reference of the state’s six lottery-funded HOPE programs. HOPE provides grants and scholarships to students pursuing technical certificates and diplomas and associate and bachelor’s degrees. This downloadable, one-page fact sheet includes state budget

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Quick Facts: Low Wages and Steep Cliffs

What is the Cliff Effect? The cliff effect occurs when an individual abruptly loses their assistance as a result of changes in income or work activities. Safety net programs that have income thresholds or work activity requirements are well known

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Food Stamp Requirements and Time Limits (ABAWDS)

Food Stamp Work Requirements and Time Limits (ABAWDS)   Who is subject to requirement? Regular Work Program Requirement Three-Month Time Limit All participants from ages 16 to 60, unless exempt. All participants from ages 18 to 50 without disabilities who

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Medicaid Waiver Principles for Georgia’s Health Crisis

The Medicaid program is a state-federal partnership in which states contribute and receive federal matching dollars to provide health coverage to low-income residents. States run their programs according to broad federal regulations, but there are a number of options to

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