Program DescriptionSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has served as the foundation of America's national nutrition safety net, working to end hunger and improve the health of low-income people by helping families buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. In South Carolina over 500,000 households depend on SNAP each month to get the food they need for good health. SNAP benefits give a person or family more buying power at the grocery store. The benefits are not intended to cover all of a family's food costs, but will lessen the amount of income that must be used toward groceries each month. Families, people living alone, and people living with roommates use SNAP. People who are homeless can get SNAP benefits too. People of all ages are a part of SNAP.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of South Carolina and meet certain income guidelines. An individual may be disqualified from participation in SNAP only for a conviction of a drug related felony which he/she committed after August 22, 1996.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessTo apply for this program, file an application online.
You may also fill out a paper copy of the application and mail, fax, or drop it off at your local county office.
An interview will be required. However, you do not have to come into the office for an interview. After your application has been filed, you will be provided with the telephone number to call in order to complete your interview. An eligibility decision will be made within 30 calendar days of the date that your application is filed.
Program Contact Information
For more information, please visit the South Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program website.
Please call the SNAP hotline to speak with a Department of Social Services (DSS) representative: 1-800-768-5700
E-mail inquiries can be sent to: AskDSS@dss.state.sc.us