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Announcing a new and convenient way for households to view their SNAP/TANF benefit issuance information.

SNAP/TANF Benefit Inquiry Portal

ALERT –Pandemic EBT for Summer 2023

South Carolina obtained approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service to issue 2023 Summer Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to eligible K-12 students. New P-EBT cards will be delivered to eligible students after September 9, 2023.

For more information regarding the 2023 Summer P-EBT K-12 program, please review the 2023 Summer Pandemic EBT K-12 Frequently Asked Questions / Espanol FAQs.

To determine if your student’s school is a Community Eligibility Provision school please review the School Year 2022-2023 School Listing.

How does DSS help?

Households, individuals, seniors, and the homeless may all be eligible for SNAP benefits.  People who are working and need help to stretch their income to purchase food may also be eligible for SNAP benefits as well as those receiving Social Security benefits, child support, or unemployment.

DSS administers SNAP through DSS county offices. Eligibility caseworkers interview applicants and approve those who qualify to receive the food benefit.

Qualified applicants for SNAP begin receiving benefits within 30 days of their application. Some families and individuals need expedited benefits, which begin within seven days of application.


Apply Online for SNAP Benefits

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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.