How do I apply?

How do I apply?

You may apply for TANF benefits online, in person, or by mail or fax.


Apply online

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Apply in person

To apply in person visit your local county office.

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Apply by mail or fax

To apply by mail or fax, please submit your completed application to your county office.

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As part of its reform efforts, SCDSS entered into a Final Settlement Agreement regarding the Michelle H., federal class action lawsuit and has committed to short-term, intermediate, and long-term systemic improvements for children in foster care.

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