Bridge to Benefits - SD - START
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WHAT THIS SCREENING TOOL CAN DO:

This screening tool can help people in South Dakota learn if they may be able to get benefits from the programs below:

  • Child Care Assistance
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Energy Assistance (LIEAP)
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • School Lunch Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as Food Stamps)
  • WIC Nutrition Program
  • If it looks like you or your family will qualify, you will find information on how to apply for these programs.

    WHAT THIS SCREENING TOOL CANNOT DO:

    This screening tool does not apply for programs for you. If you appear eligible for one or more programs, you will still have to apply for each program by mail or in person. It will tell you how to apply and help you find someone to help you complete the application.

    This screening tool also does not guarantee that you will be able to get benefits. It is a good guess. You will still have to apply for each program to find out if you qualify.

    Last, this screening tool does not ask for any personal information that could identify you. It cannot tell who you are by your answers. Your privacy is protected.

    NOTE TO NON-CITIZENS:

    Using this screening tool will NOT affect your immigration status. You may be able to get benefits but each program has different guidelines about immigration status. Click here to learn more about how your immigration status will affect eligibility for each program.

    Click the NEXT button to begin the screening tool!