Good Afternoon and FYI-
On September 17, 2019, FNS approved South Carolina’s request to issue mass replacements in the counties of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester, and the following impacted zip codes in Beaufort County: 29907, 29920, 29926, 29935, and 29940; Colleton County: 29435, 29438, 29446, 29452, and 29474; Dillon County: 29563; Georgetown County: 29440; Horry County: 29568; Orangeburg: 29048, 29133, and 29432; Williamsburg County: 29056; and Williamsburg/Georgetown Counties: 29510.
This waiver approval will allow households in these affected counties and zip codes, who received benefits in late August or early September, to receive replacement of 20% -30% (depending upon the households issuance date) of the monthly SNAP benefit amount. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost due to power outages and flooding resulting from Hurricane Dorian that began on September 4, 2019.
SC expects to issue these replacement benefits at the end of September (on or about 9/27).
Please let us know if you have questions. You can reach out to Andrea Gold-O’Connor.
Andrea Gold-O’Connor | Retailer and Issuance Policy
Director|Retailer Policy and Management Division|SNAP
USDA | Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive|Room 424| Alexandria| VA| 22302