Functions that require Compass.ga.gov accounts
The public assistance benefit application function is one that requires a Common Point of Access to Social Services (Compass.ga.gov) account. This is to say that before you can have an opportunity to put in an application for a public assistance benefit at Compass.ga.gov, you need to first have a Compass.ga.gov account. The application you subsequently make (after creating an account) is directed to the Georgia department of human services.
The application status check function is another one that requires a Common Point of Access to Social Services (Compass.ga.gov) account. Of course, for you to be thinking of checking the status of your application, you need to have first put in the application for public assistance. And for you to have successfully put in such an application for public assistance, you must have had an account. So that is the account you log into, to the check the status of your public assistance application, at Georgia’s Common Point of Access to Social Services website (Compass.ga.gov).
The community partner access function is yet another one that requires a Common Point of Access to Social Services (Compass.ga.gov) account: this time a special community partner account.
How to create a Compass.ga.gov account
Once you get onto the homepage of the Common Point of Access to Social Services website (Compass.ga.gov), you just need to click on the ‘myCOMPASS account’ icon: which is the fourth icon in the row of icons provided towards the center of the page. If you click on it, you will go to a page where you will need to choose between logging into an existing Compass.ga.gov account, and creating a new Compass.ga.gov account. After opting to create a new Compass.ga.gov account, you will be taken through a six-step process, which on successful completion, culminates in you having a brand new Compass.ga.gov account. The first of those steps will entail entry of your social security number and your date of birth. This is also the step in which you enter your client ID or child care case number. More information is required in subsequent steps, to culminate in the establishment of a new Compass.ga.gov account.
How to change Compass.ga.gov account details
To change Compass.ga.gov account details, go to the Compass.ga.gov homepage, and click on the ‘myCOMPASS account’ icon, which is the fourth icon in the row of icons towards the center of the page. Then, on the next page that is presented to you, you need to specify that you want to ‘log in’ to an existing account. This is the account whose details you can then proceed to change.