South Carolina Medical Assistance
Consolidated Application and E-Submission Enhancements
The Benefit Bank of South Carolina online service (TBB™-SC) can now be used to apply electronically for medical assistance benefits using South Carolina’s Consolidated Medicaid Application. A single new application serves clients applying for a variety of medical assistance programs and coverage. Additionally, enhancements to e-submission technology now allow TBB-SC to attach images of certain application forms to the electronic application submission, thus reducing the need for clients and counselors to fax or mail documents to the state agency.
TBB-SC clients are already able to electronically file taxes and electronically submit a combined application for Family Independence (TANF), SNAP (Food Stamps), and Refugee Assistance.
The South Carolina Consolidated Medicaid Application incorporates several medical assistance programs that were previously applied for on separate forms:
Medicaid for Families, Children, and Pregnant Women
- Medicaid for Aged, Blind, or Disabled Adults
- Partners for Healthy Children
- Optional State Supplementation
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
- Refugee Medical Assistance
- Family Planning Services
- General Hospital Services
- Nursing Home and Waiver Services
- Medicare Savings Programs
Clients in all South Carolina counties can use TBB-SC to electronically submit the SC Consolidated Medicaid Application for any of the programs listed above. Please note that, at this time, TBB-SC will only complete paper applications for the Medically Indigent Assistance Program (MIAP).
Eligibility screening and application submission for TEFRA (Katie Beckett) is also available. The TEFRA program helps enable families to care for their permanently disabled children at home instead of an institution.
Text Messaging Comes to The Benefit Bank of South Carolina
In an ongoing effort to connect South Carolina families to crucial resources, Medical assistance applicants can now receive additional support through text messages. After an initial confirmation text, a follow-up message provides a toll-free number for clients who have questions about their medical assistance applications. Clients will be given the opportunity to sign up for the text messaging service at the end of the application process. Participation is optional; standard text messaging rates will apply.