South Carolina TANF Program

Learn about TANF South Carolina. The official name for the state TANF program is South Carolina Family Independence Program. The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Department of Social Services. If you have questions about SC TANF, please use the contact information below.

What is TANF benefits?

The goal of the TANF program is to provide benefits to families in need with both financial assistance and work opportunities, assisting the family to become self-sufficient. The South Carolina Family Independence Program provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in South Carolina.

With monthly cash payments, SC TANF can help families pay for items like food, housing, furniture, utilities, clothing, phone, transportation, laundry, supplies for the home and some medical supplies that are not paid for by Medicaid. To find out more information about TANF South Carolina, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

If you are looking to apply for the South Carolina TANF program, then you will need to meet certain requirements. To qualify for TANF you will need to have low income, be either a US citizen, have a green card, or be an American Indian born outside the US. You also will need to be either pregnant with no other children in the house, or have children under the age of 18 with the parents still living together.

Or the children are living with relatives or other custodial adult, or an 18-year-old child who has not graduated high school and who is a full-time student at a secondary, vocational or technical training school or a disabled person between the ages of 19 and 21 who is participating in a full-time secondary school program. You will also need to live in the state of SC. To view the full application process, see how to apply for TANF in South Carolina.

  • TANF Office Location

    South Carolina Family Independence Program
    1535 Confederate Ave PO Box 1520 Room 603
    Columbia, SC 29202

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the South Carolina TANF office is 800-616-1309 or 803-898-7601.

  • TANF Website

    To view the South Carolina TANF website, click here.

Map of South Carolina TANF Office