This is an easy way for South Dakotans to learn about and apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medical Assistance benefits, including Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP.) Individuals may also submit verifications online, complete applications, renewals, or report changes. You can go directly to the SD DSS Online System to apply for benefits, submit forms, or report a change. To get started, click on the links to the right. The process can take approximately 10-45 minutes to complete.
Do I Qualify?
Apply For Benefits
Complete My Yearly Renewal
Complete your six month report form
Report a Change
Finish your Application/Renewal/Six Month Report Form
About the SD DSS Online System
If you want to learn about available low income assistance in South Dakota, determine if you qualify for benefits, apply for new SNAP or Medical Assistance including Medicaid for low income families and pregnant women and CHIP benefits, finish your application, report changes, or renew benefits, you're in the right place.
By using the SD DSS Online System you can apply at any time. The SD DSS Online System is one way for South Dakota residents to apply for benefits. Although an interview is still required to qualify for SNAP benefits, the application process begins the moment the application is submitted electronically.
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Learn About Benefits
For complete information on specific assistance available through the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS), click on the links below.
Child Care
Medical Eligibility
Children's Health Insurance(CHIP)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families(TANF)
Low Income Energy Assistance(LIEAP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP)
Long Term Care
Child Support
Adult Services and Aging
Behavioral Health Services
Learn About the Health Insurance Marketplace
The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to get coverage that meets your needs. When you use the Marketplace, you’ll fill out an application and find out if you can get lower costs on your monthly premiums for private insurance plans. For complete information on the Marketplace, click on the links below:
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