Columbia, SC (WLTX) - We've gotten a lot of phone calls from viewers like you, about the South Carolina Department of Social Services replacing SNAP benefits after the storm. Some of been confused about some of the details of that program.
So here's the real deal - you will get it Friday, and you don't have to do anything to get it.
In the Midlands, if you live in Calhoun, Clarendon, Lee, Orangeburg or Sumter counties, you will get replacement benefits. This is also for folks who get SNAP benefits in Richland County if you live in the zip codes 29061, 29206 or 29209.
So what does this all mean?
if your SNAP benefits were issued between October 1 and October 7, you will automatically get half of your SNAP benefits to replace your food because of power outages. So if you get $300 worth of benefits, you will get $150.
Let's say you didn't get your October benefits before the storm, you will then get 25 percent. For someone who gets $300, that means you will receive 75 bucks to replace your lost food.
You don't need to call DSS, nor do you need to go to the office to request this. The benefits should show up automatically.