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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  • Cash Assistance Program recipients and cash assistance all benefits 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02)
    These statistics are broken down by county, cases, children, total recipients and cash assistance.
  • SCDSS COVID-19 expenditure report as of 03/01/21 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Social Services’ allocation from the CARES Act.
  • SCDSS COVID-19 expenditure report as of 02/01/21 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Social Services’ allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy manual 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04)
    This policy manual gives details of SNAP in South Carolina.
  • Cash Assistance Program recipients and cash assistance all benefits 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01)
    These statistics are broken down by county, cases, children, total recipients and cash assistance.
  • Cash Assistance Program recipients and cash assistance all benefits 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12)
    These statistics are broken down by county, cases, children, total recipients and cash assistance.
  • Pandemic EBT FAQs : frequently asked questions for school children (2020-21 School Year) 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-26)
    This answers questions about Electronic Benefits Transfers for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the pandemic in South Carolina.
  • SNAP participation February 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • Foster parent facts 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-16)
    This paper gives important facts about foster parenting in South Carolina.
  • Foster parent facts 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-31)
    This paper gives important facts about foster parenting in South Carolina.
  • Fiscal Year 2019-2020 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Social Services produces an annual accountability report for the South Carolina General Assembly and the Budget and Control Board. Included is an executive summary, mission and ...
  • Overview of the Family First Prevention Services Act 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-12)
    The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is the most substantial funding reform in the child welfare arena in the last 20 years. It aims to correct the value-policy mismatch perpetuated by the former funding system, ...
  • SCDSS COVID-19 expenditure report as of 01/01/21 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-04)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Social Services’ allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy manual 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-08)
    This policy manual gives details of SNAP in South Carolina.
  • SNAP participation January 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-01)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation December 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-04)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services 2021 annual progress & services report (APSR) 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-20)
    South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) is responsible for the administration of funding through Titles IV-B (Subparts 1 and 2) and IV-E programs, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and the ...
  • SNAP participation November 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-01)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation October 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-01)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • Foster parent facts 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-06)
    This paper gives important facts about foster parenting in South Carolina.

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