To report fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct within or involving DSS please complete the form below and click submit.

Although an online complaint submission is preferred, you may also file a complaint by telephone at 1-800-694-8518 or by mail: 

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202

 To report Assistance Program (SNAP, TANF, etc.) Fraud please call 1-800-616-1309.


If No, then please fill out Name, Address, and Telephone Number, etc. below.

(Please provide as much information as you can on the following related to your compliant: Who, What, When, Where, Why, & How)

If Yes, please keep evidence in a secured location and maintain the chain of custody.

(Please name anyone else you may have already discussed this complaint with?)

**Note: Anonymous claims cannot always be investigated if enough information is not provided. If not anonymous, confidentiality of your identity will be maintained as much as possible during any investigation but cannot be fully guaranteed. The Agency will not allow any retaliation against persons or entities that have made a good faith report of any questionable financial transactions or any suspected financial fraud. However, there is a possibility if you are not anonymous that you may be requested to testify at any trial that might occur as a result of this complaint.

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Child Welfare Services Transformation

Best Outcomes for Children and Families

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.