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With respect to the information/documents available from this site, neither the State of Maryland, the Dorchester County Department of Social Services nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately-owned rights.

The State of Maryland and the Dorchester County Department of Social Services are not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced through links. The responsibility for content rests with the organizations who are providing the information. Specific details regarding a document should be directed to the appropriate organization and not necessarily to the Dorchester County Department of Social Services' web site administrator.

Use of this Site and Statement of Liability

The State of Maryland or the Dorchester County Department of Social Services shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained within this web site. The data and related graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.

The information contained in this site is dynamic and will change overtime. The State or the Department gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of this information. It is the responsibility of the user to use the information appropriately and consistent within these limitations. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the information and aggregate use with other data.

The information contained in this Site is intended to provide a limited overview of the Programs and Services that the Dorchester County Department of Social Services administers. All Program/Service rules and regulations are complicated and often change. They cannot be completely discussed on this Site. If you have a question or want more information concerning anything you read on this site, please contact our Department. Do not use the information on this Site to determine your eligibility.


The Dorchester County Department of Social Services Website has been created to provide information to citizens and to provide an efficient method to communicate with Department agencies and personnel.

We take data security and the privacy of any personal information you provide very seriously. Maryland law mandates that State agencies may not create personal records unless the need for the information is clearly established and that those records are relevant to the purposes for which they were collected, that they are accurate and current, and were not obtained by fraudulent means.

In accordance with Maryland's Public Information Act (State Government Article, Section 10-601, et seq.), we are notifying you that this website collects user data for purposes of monitoring system use and responding to requests for service. The information is of the type normally and automatically transmitted during the Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP) request process, and as voluntarily provided on online forms and email messages solely for the purpose(s) stated.

Failure to provide such information consequentially disallows provision of web content and response to Internet-based information requests. Inspection, amendment and correction of all records, along with the availability of this information to the public or any other entity, is governed by the Maryland Public Information Act and applicable State and federal law.

The Dorchester County Department of Social Services is committed to providing you with Internet services by which you may securely and confidently transact business with the State. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Department by using the email link at the top of this page.

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The Department of Social Services is a local agency of the
Maryland Department of Human Resources
Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., Governor | Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor | Lourdes R. Padilla, Secretary

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