SC Thrive is a nonprofit organization that assists colleges throughout the state with providing students quality of life resources: physical, mental, financial and more. Trident Technical College Student Services division recently partnered with SC Thrive to access Thrive Hub, an online application tool that allows students, with one application, to receive a variety of federal and state benefits and assistance.
With SC Thrive Hub you can apply for:
- Medicaid- Healthy Connections Medicaid provides low-cost healthcare coverage to many families with limited incomes. There is no deadline to apply.
- Medically Indigent Assistance Program (MIAP)- MIAP helps low-income residents of South Carolina with inpatient hospitalization procedures.
- Welvista- Welvista is an SC Thrive nonprofit Partner that provides prescription drugs to qualifying individuals without healthcare coverage.
- Medicare Rx Extra Help- Medicare Rx Extra Help, also known as the Low Income Subsidy (LIS), helps cover Medicare Part D prescription drug costs.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - SNAP is commonly referred to as Food Stamps. SNAP is a federal program that helps families supplement the cost of groceries.
- South Carolina State and Federal Taxes - Taxes can be completed via SC Thrive in a fast, simple, no cost way. Use the Self-Serve option or find an SC Thrive Tax Site near you for counselor assistance.
- Military and Veterans Benefits- With SC Thrive, you can request records like DD-214s, apply for housing and education benefits and transfer education benefits to a spouse or dependent. SC Thrive can help simplify this application process and help veterans and military members make the best possible choices for themselves and their families.
- Social Security Income (SSI)- SSI provides monthly payments to people who have limited income, are 65 or older, are totally or partially blind or have a condition that keeps them from working. The condition must last at least a year or result in death.
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)- SSDI pays benefits to people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Social Security Administration (SSA) examines the severity of the medical condition and the applicant's work history to confirm the applicant has worked long enough under Social Security.
- Family Independence (FI)- Family Independence, also known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), provides monetary assistance to families in South Carolina for limited periods of time.
- Mental Health Resources – SC Thrive provides Mental Health First Aid trainings, self-care trainings, counseling resources, and Mental Health Matters, featuring videos and webinars on a variety of mental health topics.
- Employment Services – With SC Thrive, you can receive employment training, placement and other supportive services.
Ways to access resources:
- Contact a TTC/SC Thrive Hub benefit counselor.
Dr. Yolanda Bland
Dr. Charlotta Creel
- Visit the SC Thrive website at www.scthrive.org or call 800-726-8774.