Darlington County assistance programs for the elderly

Darlington County assistance programs for the elderly

Darlington County assistance programs for the elderly

Darlington South Carolina has a few places to turn to for aid and advice. However the county is also served by some agencies that cover other counties, or the entire state of South Carolina.
The following is provided for residents to share with those in need:

Darlington County Community Action Agency
This local non-profit community action agency provides low income, the unemployed, and working poor with access to many assistance programs. Among them include:

Low Income Heat And Energy Program (LIHEAP) – Funded by both South Carolina and the federal government, it provides grants for utility and bills and crisis assistance.

Prescription expense assistance – Vouchers may be offered for medications, or they can refer you to programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Rent payment assistance – If you have a court ordered eviction notice, you may be able get to emergency rent help.

Cooling and utility bill payment assistance – Help for electric bills, as well as help for paying water bills. The applicant must be at least 30 days late on paying their bill or disconnected.

Weatherization program – Free home improvements to help you save money on energy bills.

Mortgage assistance – Learn about programs that help pay your mortgage, or provide foreclosure counseling to Darlington homeowners.
Call the Darlington County Community Action Agency, which is based in Hartsville, at 843-332-1135.

Senior programs from Darlington County Council on Aging
Senior citizens and the elderly may be able to get assistance. Dial 843-393-8521. Can provide people with access to unique needs and programs of older persons and their caregivers programs.

Darlington County Department of Social Services
This county run organization runs numerous programs. Among the services and resources offered include Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child care vouchers, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, Medical Assistance, Food Pantry, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and other government programs.

Help paying debts and mortgage

If you are drowning in medical, credit card, or mortgage debts and payments, try this agencies to talk to counselors. Many may even offer free debt and mortgage counseling. InCharge Debt Solutions, 800-565-8953 and the S.C. Foreclosure Counseling Program 888-320-0350 are both options.

Emergency financial aid in Darlington:

Social Services from Salvation Army – The national charity organization services low income families in the region as well. Basic needs can be met, and this includes free food, clothing, or Christmas assistance from programs such as the Angel Tree. in some cases they may have funds for paying the utility bills or rent of a Darlington SC County resident. However this is more limited and at most a partial payment would be made if it is available. Additional aid is provided too.

South Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program
Managing Agency South Carolina hwww.sc.gov
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides home weatherization assistance to improve the quality of life for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities and children by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. The Weatherization Assistance Program for each of the state’s 46 counties is coordinated through ten community action agencies.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of South Carolina.
To apply for this program, contact your local Community Action Agency that serves the county where you reside.
To ask State representatives about the Weatherization Assistance Program, contact the Office of Economic Opportunity by calling 803-734-0662 or send an e-mail to oeo@govoepp.state.sc.us.
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,540
2 $31,860
3 $40,180
4 $48,500
5 $56,820
6 $65,140
7 $73,460
8 $81,780
*For households with more than eight people, add $8,320 per additional person.

Author: Jana Pye

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