The South Carolina Department of Social Services was renamed in 1972 from the Department of Public Welfare. The agency is responsible for providing state residents with assistance and protection programs. The Department of Social Services ensures the safety of children and adults who cannot protect themselves and assisting families to achieve stability through child support, child care, financial and other temporary benefits while transitioning into employment.

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  • 2022 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2022)
    South Carolina laws require that each state agency publish and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual accountability report that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish ...
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services child welfare quality assurance review report Dorchester County 2022 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-09-19)
    This report describes the results of the South Carolina Department of Social Services Dorchester County Quality Assurance Review. The period under review was September 1, 2021 to the date the case was reviewed. Case reviews ...
  • Cash Assistance Program recipients and cash assistance all benefits 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-08)
    These statistics are broken down by county, cases, children, total recipients, and cash assistance.
  • Kit de herramientas de SNAP 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-28)
    This tool kit examines the following topics about SNAP: What is SNAP? ; What is SNAP Outreach? ; Application Process ; Types of SNAP case classifications ; Income Guidelines ; Local County Office Listing ; SNAP Resources ...
  • SNAP toolkit 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-28)
    This tool kit examines the following topics about SNAP: What is SNAP? ; What is SNAP Outreach? ; Application Process ; Types of SNAP case classifications ; Income Guidelines ; Local County Office Listing ; SNAP Resources ...
  • SNAP participation August 2022 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-08)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons, and benefits.
  • Preguntas frecuentes sobre P-EBT  

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-08-31)
    The Department of Social Services publishes FAQ pages to answer questions about Electronic Benefits Transfers for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the pandemic in South Carolina.
  • Preguntas frecuentes sobre P-EBT 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-08-02)
    The Department of Social Services publishes FAQ pages to answer questions about Electronic Benefits Transfers for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the pandemic in South Carolina.
  • Preguntas frecuentes sobre P-EBT. 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-07-18)
    The Department of Social Services publishes FAQ pages to answer questions about Electronic Benefits Transfers for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the pandemic in South Carolina.
  • Pandemic EBT FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-08-31)
    The Department of Social Services publishes FAQ pages to answer questions about Electronic Benefits Transfers for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the pandemic in South Carolina.
  • Pandemic EBT FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-08-02)
    The Department of Social Services publishes FAQ pages to answer questions about Electronic Benefits Transfers for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the pandemic in South Carolina.
  • Pandemic EBT FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-07-18)
    The Department of Social Services publishes FAQ pages to answer questions about Electronic Benefits Transfers for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the pandemic in South Carolina.
  • Fines and fees report 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022)
    Fines and fees reports are submitted in accordance with the Appropriations Act. It states in order to promote accountability and transparency, each state agency must provide and release to the public via the agency's ...
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services child welfare quality assurance review report Beaufort County 2022 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-08-10)
    This report describes the results of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) Beaufort County Quality Assurance Review. The period under review was July 1, 2021 to the date the case was reviewed. Case reviews ...
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy manual Vol 54 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09)
    This policy manual gives details of SNAP in South Carolina.
  • Foster parent facts 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-08-03)
    This paper gives important facts about foster parenting in South Carolina.
  • Domestic violence numbers for the past five state fiscal years 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services. Division of Accountability, Data, and Research (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08-31)
    This gives statistics on emergency shelters, domestic violence programs, individuals receiving emergency shelter assistance and service contact with women/men/children receiving individual and/or group counseling services ...
  • Cash Assistance Program recipients and cash assistance all benefits 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-07)
    These statistics are broken down by county, cases, children, total recipients, and cash assistance.
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services public notice : social services block grant pre-expenditure plan FFY 2023 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-29)
    The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) hereby gives notice of the availability of the “FFY 2023 Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Pre-Expenditure Plan” to the citizens of South Carolina for review and ...
  • TANF policy manual volume 59 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2022-08-01)
    This policy manual gives details of SNAP in South Carolina.

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