“Public Benefits” or income supports help families maintain a quality of life when they are unable to secure work or have a barrier to income. Benefits can include direct cash assistance, food assistance, healthcare. It can also mean help with transportation, childcare or other supportive services that a household needs to make ends meet. Our work in this area shapes our mission and focus. You can learn more about our work on Public Benefits in South Carolina and current projects on our public benefits page.
Here you will find helpful information and resources on SNAP, TANF, EITC, Unemployment Insurance and SII in South Carolina.
- A Guide to Unemployment Compensation Benefits in SC
- Facts About the Earned Income Tax Credit
- Family Independence Program – Questions and Answers
- Fighting Childhood Hunger
- Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Facts
- The SNAP Program (Formerly Called The Food Stamp Program)
- The SNAP Program (Spanish)
- The SNAP Medical Expense Deductions
Manuals, Reports and Policy Papers
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Family Independence Act (TANF)
- The Working Poor in SC Poverty Despite Work
- Devastating Budget Cuts in Health and Services
- SNAP In South Carolina – A Guide for Advocates
- South Carolina Unemployment Insurance Practice Manual