Required Documents

The following documents are required, in addition to other eligibility requirements, to complete an application for Palmetto CAP services:

  • Legible state-issues photo ID for the applicant (name and address on ID must match what’s listed on all presented documents
  • Legible Social Security cards for all household members (no photocopies)
  • Proof of income for ALL household members for the past 30 days prior to the application date
    • If the applicant has earning or wages, they will need to provide their pay stub (examples are monthly, semi-monthly, bi-weekly and weekly)
    • If the applicant receives Social Security, Social Security insurance, pensions or retirement, they will need their current year benefit award letter.
    • If the applicant is unemployed but is not receiving Unemployment Insurance, they must present a Zero Income History printout from or by calling 1-866-831-1724 (press 4 and 1 to speak to someone). Please allow 3-5 days for this information to be sent to you.
    • If the applicant is a business owner or is self-employed, they will need the current tax year statement (example: Schedule C or C-EZ with all pages signed and included.
  • Most of the programs require that you meet federal income guidelines, which applicants will be screened for at the beginning of the application process.

NOTE: Income includes, but is not limited to:

  • Child support (a signed statement by the payer if support is voluntary or a statement from the court if it is court-ordered
  • TANF/AFDC/Monthly Utility Check
  • SNAP
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Alimony
  • Monthly stipends
  • Adoption subsidies

Assistance cannot be rendered until the application is completed and all required documents have been presented.

***Palmetto CAP may require additional documentation depending on the service being provided.  Likewise, income guidelines may also vary.***


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List of documents that are required, in addition to other eligibility requirements, to complete an application for Palmetto CAP services.

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Required Documents