TANF South Carolina




Information on TANF South Carolina Program.  South Carolina TANF is also called South Carolina Family Independence.

TANF South Carolina is a support service for South Carolina families.  The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) South Carolina is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living.  Eligible TANF households receive monthly cash and Medicaid benefits. TANF uses state funds to provide cash assistance to families.

Under TANF, eligible adults are limited to receiving benefits for a total of 60 months in their lifetime, including months of TANF-funded assistance granted in other states. Once this limit is reached, that adult and all members of his or her FA household are ineligible to receive any more TANF benefits. The 60 months need not be consecutive, but rather each individual month in which TANF-funded benefits are received is included in the lifetime count

Do You Qualify for TANF South Carolina?

To qualify for South Carolina TANF:

  • you must be a resident of South Carolina,
  • either pregnant OR responsible for a child under 19 years of age,
  • a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident,
  • have low or very low income,
  • and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

TANF South Carolina Application Process:

Richland County DSS
3220 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29204
Eastover Branch Office Address:
Richland County DSS
120 Clarkson St.
Eastover, SC 29044
(803) 714-7300 Main
(803) 714-7301 Fax

For more information on South Carolina TANF:

Program Contact Information

To phone the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) about Family Independence, please call:800-768-5700


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