Parent/Caretaker Relatives (formally LIF)

The Parent/Caretaker Relatives program (formally known as Low Income Families (LIF)) is established for parents or other caretaker relatives who meet financial eligibility criteria.

Eligibility: 

A person who may qualify for the Parent/Caretaker Relatives program must:  

  • Have a dependent child living in the home
  • Show a specified degree of relationship to the child
    • (Example: relative by blood, adoption or marriage)
  • Be a South Carolina resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
  • Have a Social Security number or verify an application for one
Income Limit: 

Family Size

Monthly Income

(Eff. 03/01/2019)

1

$645.31

2

$873.68

3

$1,102.05

4

$1,330.41

5

$1,558.78

6

$1,787.15

7

$2,015.51

8

$2,243.88

Each Additional Member

 $228.36

Benefits: 

Individuals who are eligible will receive all Medicaid covered services.

To Apply: 

Apply online or complete the following form and submit it to your local county office

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