​South Carolina Benefits Center

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In April 2015, through a national funding opportunity, South Carolina was selected to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) among low-income seniors. The program has since expanded, as of February 2017, to include additional benefits for seniors including Medicare Extra Help / Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) for prescriptions, Medicare Savings Program (MSP), and Medicaid medical assistance.

Key Partnerships

South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS), National Council on Aging (NCOA), the Walmart Foundation

Population Served

South Carolina seniors age 60 and older

Benefits Supported

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps)
  • The SC Benefits Center can also screen households for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) and refer them to their local office to apply
  • Medicare Extra Help / Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) for prescriptions
  • Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
  • Medicaid medical assistance

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