Pandemic EBT

The second round of P-EBT is coming soon for eligible K-12 students for the 2020-2021 school year. P-EBT cards are expected to be mailed out beginning mid-April 2021.

DSS strongly encourages ALL households with potentially eligible students to validate their address in the DSS P-EBT Address Portal on or before March 19th to ensure proper delivery of P-EBT card(s).

For more information, please review the Pandemic EBT Frequently Asked Questions.

COVID-19 Update

Click for information about submitting applications for: SNAP Benefits / TANF Benefits

SNAP Online Food Purchasing

To encourage the practice of social distancing and reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, the USDA has authorized purchases of eligible food items online with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card from Walmart, Amazon, ALDI, and Food Lion. SCDSS will update as other retailers and independent grocers in SC become approved for online purchasing.

Child Support

Good news! A new Customer Service Portal will be available in early 2021 to allow parents to view and update information about their case – any time, any day!

Learn More

Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.