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. 03/01/2016)

1

613.80

2

827.70

3

1,041.60

4

1,255.50

5

1,469.40

6

1,683.30

7

1,897.71

8

2,112.65

Each Additional Member

 214.93

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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