Atlanta Legal Aid Society Decatur

246 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA - 30030
Phone Number: (404) 377-0701

Atlanta Legal Aid Society helps low income people meet basic needs through free civil legal services.

We assist people in legal cases that affect most basic needs: safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety. Our clients have annual incomes below 200% of the federal poverty limit.

Our offices are located in downtown Atlanta, East Point, Decatur, Marietta, and Lawrenceville, as well as through our Health Law Partnership where attorneys are housed at Scottish Rite, Egleston and Hughes Spalding childrens hospitals.

Mission Statement: Helping low-income people meet basic needs, removing barriers to justice through civil legal assistance.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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The GDOL wrongfully denied my benefits. They stated I quit my position which was not true. I need help to
Friday, July 23, 2021

The GDOL wrongfully denied my benefits. They stated I quit my position which was not true. I need help to


2020-10-20 17:34:33

Hi, I received a deduction in my food stamps amount beginning 10/1/2020. I had followed instructions from a DCFS employee to upload a newly received medical bill for the period of 10/1/2020 to 3/31/20, yet it was included in the previous 6 mos medical expenses. After I received a notice dated 9/11/20 with an amount reduced from the previous period by $83/mo, I immediately requested a hearing, within the correct time period on 9/15/20 (which they acknowledged they had,) had a conversation with a rude and unknowledgeable employee who told me she would be my hearing officer, yet I thought I was due to an opportunity to present my case to hearing officer. I was told she would review my case, and let me know what happened. She did not. I wrote her supervisor, who also wrote back that they were reviewing the case. After 7 days of not hearing anything, I wrote an email again to the supervisor, and have heard nothing. I was told that medical bill would only be used in the previous period, so they used it as a one-time deduction prior to the new period for which it was intended, and filed as per the advice of a DCFS employee. I was also told there is a maximum income I can receive as a single 64 yo living on social security combined with the food stamp amount. Since my request for hearing, noted received 9/18/20 on an OSAH Form 1, yet I still have no hearing date. I wish to meet with a lawyer to determine if DFCS has delayed the case and I should be awarded the fair amount, to determine if they appropriately applied medical expenses in the previous and current period, and to to determine if there default on hearing yields me any benefit in pursuing a rightful and correct monthly amount.

2023-02-14 19:06:43

I am a 51 and disabled. I am homeless and seeking assistance in that area.

2023-05-31 17:52:25

I need to file for bankruptcy due to my inability to pay for anything including my rent for which I have been evicted.

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