Resources

FEMA:

United Way

Call 2-1-1: connects people, who need help or want to give help with vital resources in their community. They can answer your questions on where to get help with: rent/utility assistance, food banks, physical/mental health care, employment support, services for elderly and disabled individuals, Child Care Resource & Referral and more.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance:

SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW)

888-834-5890 |  Criteria for eligibility of benefits for workers and business owners

To be eligible, workers or business owners must meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals who are unemployed due to the disaster, and do not qualify for regular unemployment insurance benefits.
  • Self-employed individuals and small business owners who lost income due to the disaster.
  • Individuals who were prevented from working due to an injury caused by the disaster.
  • Individuals who have become the major supplier of household income due to the disaster-related death or injury of the previous major supplier of household income.
  • Individuals who are unable to reach their job or self-employment location because they must travel through the affected area and are prevented from doing so by the disaster.
  • Individuals who were to commence employment or self-employment but were prevented by the disaster.

There is not a week waiting period to file for benefits. Applicants have 30 days to file a claim under this program. Last day to file will be Nov. 6.

SC Realtors:

Flood Relief – SC Realtors

RRF (Realtors Relief Foundation) is providing mortgage/rent relief for those impacted by the Oct 2015 floods. The application process is now open for all REALTORS® and anyone else affected.

Insurance claim information:

Legal Assistance:

  • SC Legal Services or call 803-799-9668
  • The SC Bar Flood victims facing legal issues who are unable to afford a lawyer may call 1-877-797-2227 ext. 120 (toll-free) or (803) 576-3815 (local) between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to request assistance.
  • Disaster Food Stamps (D-Snaps)

Clean Up and Repair Work:

Tax Information:

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended filing deadlines for flood victims.  Victims may also be able to claim deductions for their losses on their taxes, and make early withdrawals for hardship from their retirement plans.