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/ 2020 )

1

659.26

2

890.73

3

1,122.20

4

1,353.66

5

1,585.13

6

1,816.60

7

2,048.06

8

2,279.53

Each Additional Member

231.46

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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