What are SNAP benefits?
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamp benefits, provide low-income households with nutrition assistance by increasing the households food purchasing power.
How do I apply?
You may apply for SNAP benefits online, in person, or by mail or fax. To apply online visit www.SCMAPP.sc.gov .
To apply in person or by mail/fax, please contact your county office.
Can I Get Snap Benefits?
You must file an application to determine if you can receive SNAP benefits. If you meet any one of the following conditions, you are NOT eligible to receive SNAP benefits: ineligible aliens, ineligible students, individuals disqualified for noncompliance with work requirements, individuals disqualified due to an intentional program violation, and individuals who were convicted of a drug related felony after August 22, 1996. For a full listing of ineligible or disqualified individuals, or if you have a question regarding your SNAP eligibility or participation please contact your local county office.
How do I know if I qualify for emergency SNAP benefits?
You may qualify for expedited SNAP benefits (commonly referred to as emergency SNAP benefits) if your household’s gross monthly income is less than $150 and any cash you have on hand or in the bank is less than $100; OR your household’s monthly gross income plus any cash that you have on hand or in the bank is less than your rent/mortgage and utilities; ORyour SNAP household contains a migrant or seasonal farm worker who is considered destitute and the household’s liquid resources (money in the bank, cash on hand) do not exceed $100.
How do I locate my local DSS office?
TANF/SNAP, Client Services
(Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (800) 616-1309
Click on the Map to Locate your Local DSS