Online service helps South Carolina families receive child care assistance

COLUMBIA, SC (WRDW/WAGT) – The Department of Social Services announces the launch of the South Carolina voucher online application portal for families to receive childcare support, starting October 13.

According to the ministry, this online service now allows families to apply for financial assistance for child care online at the South Carolina child care website.

In addition to applying for the program online, individuals can securely upload supporting documents such as pay stubs, education and training verifications, and proof of disability income. After applying, individuals can log into the portal 24/7 to track the status of their application.

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The department’s state director, Michael Leach, says, “The department meets with our customers where they are, when they need help, and works to reduce paperwork and processing times. The new portal is a simpler, more streamlined child care financial assistance application process that eliminates the task of emailing a completed application to the right and waiting for a phone call or letter by email. mail for the next steps.

Currently, more than 36,000 children benefit from quality child care services thanks to the program.

“Families can feel a sense of relief knowing that everything related to their voucher request can be viewed through the portal at the customer’s convenience,” says Leach.

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