Financial Planning & Benefits

Services for adults with disabilities are not automatic. Families need to reach out to learn about financial supports and how public services for adults with disabilities work before they are needed.

Social Security Office

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499 Lakeshore Parkway
Rock Hill, SC 29730

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

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  • Parent and teacher consultation
  • DDSN has three transition specialists who can share information with parents and teachers to assist in transition planning about options after high school for students who are DDSN clients (have an Intellectual Disability, Autism, Head or Spinal Cord Injury or a similiar/related disability)
  • Case management & waivers

3440 Harden Street Ext
PO Box 4706
Columbia, SC 29240

There are many programs for people with disabilities to encourage work opportunities. In most cases, individuals can benefit from working. Benefit specialists can look at individual situations and advise on how to work while retaining benefits that are needed.

Able SC - WIPA Program

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  • Work Incentives, Planning, and Assistance


SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department

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1020 Heckle Blvd
Rock Hill, SC 29732

ABLE Accounts

10 Things You Should Know about ABLE Accounts

ABLE Accounts are now available in the state of South Carolina. These are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. This document will give you everything you need to know to get started with an ABLE account today.

Disability Benefits Counseling Flyer

SSI/SSDI & Employment

SSI is a monthly Social Security disability benefit program that is strictly need-based, according to income and assets, and is funded by public taxes. SSI is a means-tested program; it has nothing to do with work history, but strictly with financial need. To meet SSI income requirements, you must have less than $2,000 in assets (or $3,000 for a couple) and a very limited income.

Section 301 for those in VR or Similar Programs

Policy for Section 301 Payments to Individuals Participating in a Vocational Rehabilitation or Similar Program