Lowcountry SNAP recipients to automatically receive portion of benefits following Matthew

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — The South Carolina Department of Social Services announced on Tuesday, October 18 that SNAP recipients who were residing in certain counties at the time of Hurricane Matthew will automatically receive a replacement of a portion of their benefits.

If you lived in the following counties during Matthew, you will not need to go to the DSS office to request replacement benefits.

  • Allendale
  • Bamberg
  • Barnwell
  • Beaufort
  • Calhoun
  • Charleston
  • Chesterfield
  • Clarendon
  • Colleton
  • Darlington
  • Dillon
  • Dorchester
  • Florence
  • Georgetown
  • Hampton
  • Horry
  • Jasper
  • Lee
  • Marion
  • Marlboro
  • Orangeburg
  • Sumter
  • Williamsburg

SNAP recipients in Richland and Berkeley Counties residing in the following zip codes at the time of the Hurricane will automatically receive a replacement of a portion of their benefits and do not need to go to the DSS office to request replacement benefits.

Richland: 29061, 29206, 29209

Berkeley: 29431, 29436, 29450, 29461

SNAP recipients in these counties/zip codes whose benefits were issued between October 1, 2016, and October 7, 2016, will automatically receive 50% of their October SNAP benefits to replace food lost as a result of prolonged power outages.

Recipients who did not receive their October benefits before the storm will automatically receive 25% of their September SNAP benefits to replace food lost as a result of prolonged power outages.

The automatic replacement benefits will be available on eligible households’ EBT cards on or before Friday, October 21.

 

 

 

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