Food stamps are federal benefits, and rules regarding eligibility and benefit levels are set by the federal government. However, each state is responsible for administering food stamps to its residents.
To find out if you are eligible for food stamps or how many you can receive, use the SC food stamp eligibility calculator. Please note that it is NOT an application for food stamps, but it is a good way to determine if you may be eligible to receive these benefits.
Once you are notified of eligibility, you can then use your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to access food stamps and cash benefits. This card works like a debit card, and makes issuing food stamps easier and faster.
If you are living in South Carolina and need assistance purchasing food, the information below can help you and your family find help.