DSS: Residents impacted by floodwaters can get food assistance

DSS: Residents impacted by floodwaters can get food assistance

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina residents who lost property or income due to this month's historic flooding are eligible for temporary food assistance.

The state Department of Social Services announced Friday that people living in 20 counties affected by the disaster can apply for debit-like cards that can be used to buy food at grocery stores and other retailers.

People can apply beginning Tuesday through Dec. 3.

Applicants must show they suffered unreimbursed losses in the disaster, such as damage or destruction to their home or lost wages.

People in certain ZIP codes within the counties who already receive help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will automatically get money added to their cards. Others will have to request a supplement.

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