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DSS: Replacement food SNAP benefits coming soon

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Residents in 23 South Carolina counties already receiving SNAP benefits will be receiving replacement benefits soon to help replace food lost during Hurricane Matthew. 

According to the state Department of Social Services, SNAP recipients the following areas where benefits were issued between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 will automatically receive 50 percent of their October SNAP benefits to buy replacement food.

RELATED: See photos of Hurricane Matthew damage in the Midlands.

  • Allendale
  • Bamberg
  • Barnwell
  • Beaufort
  • Calhoun
  • Charleston
  • Chesterfield
  • Clarendon
  • Colleton
  • Darlington
  • Dillon
  • Dorchester
  • Florence
  • Georgetown
  • Hampton
  • Horry
  • Jasper
  • Lee
  • Marion
  • Marlboro
  • Orangeburg
  • Sumter
  • Williamsburg

SNAP recipients in Richland and Berkeley counties residing in the following zip codes at the time of the hurricane will automatically receive a replacement of a portion of their benefits and do not need to go to the DSS office to request replacement benefits:

  • Richland: 29061, 29206, 29209
  • Berkeley: 29431, 29436, 29450, 29461

Those who did not receive October benefits before Matthew will automatically receive 25 percent of their September benefits to replace food. 

DSS officials say you will not need to report to your county office to receive those benefits because they will automatically available on EBT cards by Oct. 21, 2016.

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