Food Stamps Application Instructions


To apply for SNAP (Food Stamps) in South Carolina, you have the following options:

Apply Online

You can apply online for SNAP benefits in South Carolina. To apply online, click here.

Apply via Mail/Fax

You can apply for SNAP benefits through mail. You will first need to download application. You can download English version by clicking here, or the Spanish version by clicking here. Complete the application and mail it to your country DSS office. You can find mailing address, phone number, and driving instructions for your county DSS office by clicking here. You will also find fax address for the office so that you can send application through fax instead of mailing it to DSS office.

Apply in Person

You can also apply in person for South Carolina SNAP (Food Stamps) by printing SNAP application and taking to your local DSS office in person.

When your application is approved, you will be given an appointment for interview with HSS representative. To speed up processing, make sure that you take all the necessary paperwork with you. You can find a list of necessary papers to take by clicking here.


Eligibility Requirements

South Carolina SNAP is for low-income families living in South Carolina. The program requires applicants to meet certain program requirements:

  • Be a U.S citizen or a qualified alien
  • Be a resident of South Carolina
  • Household income must be below income limit
  • Household resources must be within resource limit for the program

Resource Requirements

South Carolina SNAP (Food Stamps) requires households to have resources within certain limits to receive SNAP benefits.

  • For households with a person over 60 years of age or a person with disability, the limit is set at $3,000.
  • For regular households, the resources limit is set at $2,000.

Income Eligibility

Households in South Carolina looking to receive SNAP Food Stamps benefits will also have to qualify income eligibility. A household is allowed to have gross income under certain limits. The limit varies with number of people living in the household. Here is a chart to help you determine whether your household income meets the requirements or not.

In order to determine your eligibility for South Carolina SNAP (Food Benefits), you can use pre-screening tool by clicking here. You should be able to quickly find out whether you're eligible for the program or not.

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