Public Benefits Reporting System Information
Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia requires Public Entities to file an annual report with DCA. These annual reports must identify each public benefit administered by each public entity and include a list of those public benefits for which verification through the Systematic Alien Verification of Entitlement (SAVE) program has not been received.
System Log-In: Each entity that provides a Public Benefit must Register in the System at this location:
The Public Benefits System LOGIN is now closed for registration and 2012 reporting. You will receive instructions regarding the 2013 system in the coming months.
Copy of O.C.G.A. 50-36-1 (PDF)
2012 FINAL Reports:
*(frequently updated - note the document date at the bottom of each page)
General Overview of Online Registration and Reporting System
Entities registering for the first time may click the "If your agency has not yet registered, click HERE to register" button on the main log-in page. It will lead directly to the Registration page. All of the information blocks about the entity should be entered. Note: Blocks with a red * are specifically required.
In order to complete the registration, each entity must enter their EIN number and a Password, along with a valid email address for the entity. A confirmation of successful registration will be sent to the email listed.
Once Registration is completed:
A) The EIN number and Password must be used to file any annual report;
All registered entities are required to submit a report on or before each January 1 covering the 12-month period from December 1 of the previous calendar year through November 30 of the current calendar year.
Log-In each year using the EIN number and Password for the entity. If the former password is not known, click the "Forgot Password" button and a new auto-generated password will be sent to the email address on file. Upon receiving the new password, use it with the EIN number to log in, and if desired, click on the Change Password tab to establish a preferred password. (A new email address can also be entered by updating the Registration page.)
If the new auto-generated password is not received, it has likely gone to an old email address. Click HERE to contact DCA support staff and provide an updated email address.
Annual Reporting is a two-step process:
PART 1 - Identify the Public Benefits the entity provides by selecting from the list of benefits on the left. Clicking on a benefit will move it to the right side of the screen as a selected benefit. If a selection error is made, clicking on the incorrect selected benefit will de-select it and move it back to the left side list. When the proper public benefit have been selected, click the "Continue to Part 2" button.
PART 2 - For each Public Benefit selected in Part 1, use the adjacent dropdown box to indicate "Yes" or "No" whether the entity uses the SAVE program for verification of entitlements on that benefit. Change the "No" to "Yes" for a benefit where the SAVE program has been utilized for the specific 12-month reporting period.
Saving the Annual Report
After completing Part 2, "Submit" the report. A confirmation email message will be displayed showing that the system has registered your report.
DCA technical support:
Copyright © 2004-2013 The Georgia Department of Community Affairs. All Rights Reserved.