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How do I apply?

How do I apply?

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


Apply online

To apply online, please visit the DSS Benefits Portal


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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Application in English and Spanish

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.