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Who's eligible to receive an EBT card in South Carolina?

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In order to receive an EBT card in South Carolina, you must be a South Carolina resident, have a clean police record, and meet or be below certain income requirements, depending on the size of your household. For people living alone, the maximum income allowed is $15,301.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federal program that provides monetary help for buying groceries in the United States. The program provides funds in the form of electronic credits that are tightly restricted. The Electronic Benefits Transfer card replaced the old system of paper food stamps in 2004, under the Bush administration.

Although SNAP is a federal program, the states administer it. In South Carolina, you cannot have a post-1996 drug felony on your record, and you need to reside in the state, not just work there. However, you do not need to be unemployed or on welfare.

Maximum income requirements are higher for larger household sizes. While a single person cannot receive an EBT card if their income exceeds $15,301, a family of four can receive an EBT card up until their income exceeds $31,525.

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