WorkWORLD Logo: Empowerment through Decision Support Technology. Employment Support Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University.  Link to WorkWORLD homepage. WorkWORLD Logo: Empowerment through Decision Support Technology. Employment Support Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University.      
  Get Latest
WorkWORLD
Get Latest WorkWORLD Version button and link to How To Get WorkWORLD page
WorkWORLD Logo: Empowerment through Decision Support Technology. Employment Support Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University.

www.workworld.org
workworld@vcu.edu

SD Dept of Social Services - Overview

 

South Dakota Department of Social Services logoSouth Dakota's Department of Social Services (DSS) provides a wide variety of services to individuals or families. When financial difficulties, physical or mental handicaps, or other problems threaten the independence of South Dakotans, the Department of Social Services is there to help. Individuals or families experiencing difficulties may be eligible for help from one of the department's programs.

 

Services include, among others:

      Adult Services and Aging: Programs and services to help elderly people and adults with disabilities continue living in their own homes.

      Child Care Assistance: Helps low-income families pay for child care so they can work or go to school and provides services to improve the quality of child care.

      Community Assistance Services: Helps low-income families pay their heating bills and weatherize their homes. Other services vary at four Community Action Agencies located around the state.

      Food Stamps: Helps low-income people buy the food they need to remain healthy.

      Medical Assistance: DSS determines if people are eligible for Medical Assistance (Medicaid or CHIP) and Medical Services.

      Rx Access (Medication Assistance): Helps people gain access to drug company assistance programs that supply prescription medications at low or no cost.

      Sales Tax on Food Refund Program: Provides refunds of sales tax payments on food to low-income residents.

      Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Provides temporary monthly cash assistance to needy families.

Contact information:

Department of Social Services
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

(605) 773-3165

For a complete listing of local DSS offices in South Dakota, see http://www.state.sd.us/social/DSS/Offices/offices.htm.

Source:

http://www.state.sd.us/social/index.htm

Back to:

Welcome and Introduction to the South Dakota Benefits Information System


WorkWORLD™ Help/Information System

AddThis Social Bookmark Button   Share/Save: Click the button or link at left to select your favorite bookmark service and add this page.

This is one topic from the thousands available in the WorkWORLD™ software Help/Information System.
Complete information about the software is available at: http://www.WorkWORLD.org

Get WorkWORLD latest version button and link to How to Get WorkWORLD page

See How to Get WorkWORLD page at: http://www.WorkWORLD.org/howtogetWW.html

NOTE: Sponsored links and commercial advertisements help make the WorkWORLD™ website possible by partially defraying its operating and maintenance expenses. No endorsement of these or any related commercial products or services is intended or implied by the Employment Support Institute or any of its partners. ESI and its partners take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, any of these advertisements or their views or contents, and do not vouch for the accuracy of the information contained in them. Readers are cautioned to verify all information obtained from these advertisements prior to taking any actions based upon them. The installed WorkWORLD software does not contain advertisements of any kind.

Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, Virginia Commonwealth University. All rights reserved.