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.
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.