COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) has announced that Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) Assistance will be available in Greenville, Marion, and Spartanburg counties from Monday, December 7th through Friday, December 11th.
Any household that resided within Greenville, Marion, and Spartanburg counties at the time of the flooding AND suffered unreimbursed disaster losses may be eligible to receive temporary DSNAP assistance. DSNAP benefits are provided via an electronic debit-like card and can be used to purchase food items at grocery stores and other authorized retailers.
Residents in any of these counties who meet the DSNAP income guidelines may be eligible if the household experienced at least one of the following conditions as a direct result of the October 5th storms:
• Damage to or destruction of the home.
• Loss or inaccessibility of income including a reduction or termination of income or a significant delay in receiving income due to disaster related problems.
• Unreimbursed disaster-related expenses (home or business repairs, temporary shelter, evacuation, etc.) paid between October 3rd and November 2nd.
Applicants must have suffered a loss related to the flooding to be eligible for the DSNAP benefits. Households applying for Disaster SNAP must actually have lived in the disaster area at the time of the storms and must have suffered loss or damages. Applicants should be prepared to provide the following:
• Proof of Identity
• Proof of Address
• Proof of Income
• Proof of the value of unreimbursed damages incurred as a direct result of the storm
• Proof of loss or inaccessibility of income
All applications are subject to review. If it is determined that an applicant received benefits that he/she was not entitled to, the applicant will be required to pay them back.
Current SNAP recipients in the zip codes below DO NOT need to come to a local county office to receive DSNAP benefits; they will automatically receive a supplement on their EBT cards:
• Marion – 29546, 29571, 29574, 29581
Current SNAP recipients in Marion County who DO NOT live within the zip codes listed above AND who suffered a disaster loss may go to the designated site in their county of residence and file an Affidavit of Loss to request a supplement of their October SNAP benefits.
Current SNAP recipients in Greenville and Spartanburg counties who suffered a disaster loss may go to the designated site in their county of residence and file an Affidavit of Loss to request a supplement of their October SNAP benefits.
Please note that both non-SNAP and SNAP residents in the affected counties seeking assistance may apply Monday, December 7th through Friday, December 11th for the Disaster SNAP at the following location within their county of residence. Each site will be open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
There are two locations you can apply in Spartanburg and Greenvile during the week of Dec. 7 – 11.
Week of December 7th – 11th
TD Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
New Life Deliverance Center
361 Whitney Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303