South Carolina Benefits


Family Independence (FI) program assists low-income families so that they can meet the basic needs of dependent children. Families seeking aid from Family Independence program will have to meet certain financial and non-financial criteria. The program additionally serves the families with disabled adults and single parents.

Food Stamps (SNAP)

South Carolina Food Stamps is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for low income households. The program serves as the first line of defense against hunger and fights poverty in state of South Carolina.


South Carolina Head Start program helps low-income families to prepare children for school through comprehensive educational services. In addition to school readiness, the program also provides health services. Many social services are also provided through the program to the qualified families.


South Carolina Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides heating and cooling assistance to eligible households in South Carolina.


The Medicaid in South Carolina is running by the name Healthy Connections. It helps pay some or all of the medical expenses for many South Carolinians who can't afford their medical bills. South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is administering the whole Health Connections program for the deserving individuals and families.


Partners for Healthy Children program provides health insurance to children living in the state of South Carolina. The program is designed to provide health care without any cost to children who are living in families with low income. The Partners for Healthy Children program only provides for the children and not for the adults in the household.


South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to unemployed workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. The UI program aims to help these workers financially by providing a partial wage replacement throughout the period of unemployment. At the same time the program empowers such workers to find work that is suitable to their skills. There are numerous job trainings available for claimants to learn new skills and improve on the existing ones to look for better paid work. Claimants have to continually look for new work in order to receive benefits through UI program in South Carolina. The UI program is a nationwide program that was created to fight financial crises in a way that unemployment doesn't become a financial burden. The program tries to maintain purchasing power for unemployed workers therefore helping individual households and the community on large to sustain financial burden during tough times.


South Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is designed to help low-income individuals and families living in the state of South Carolina. Income-eligible households will receive different weatherization services to improve energy efficiency and energy costs as a result.


South Carolina WIC is a nutrition assistance program for women, children, and infants living in South Carolina and facing a nutrition risk.