Disability Grants and Funding for South Carolina Residents
Disability grants for South Carolina residents are available from a few resources. We have compiled a list of those here for residents of Columbia or any other South Carolina locality. Disability grants for South Carolina residents can be used for buying or leasing a new or used wheelchair accessible vehicle, wheel chair stair lifts for your home, curved stair lifts, ramps or converting your current vehicle with special equipment or hand controls for the disabled.
Persons with disabilities may receive disability grants for South Carolina residents directly from some of these organizations and state departments. Those that don’t provide money at least help you discover all the disability grants available to you. Staff or volunteers at these groups will tip you off to lots of opportunities you may not otherwise unearth with your own research.
Additionally, look to South Carolina branches of national nonprofit foundations and other associations devoted to your cause of limited mobility. They are key sources of disability grants and useful information.
Family Connection South of Carolina
If you need a handicapped-friendly ride for a disabled child, Family Connection is a good place to turn. It strives to create a supportive atmosphere for families and readily shares resources and information. While you won’t receive grant money from this group, you’ll undoubtedly find it helpful and well worth contacting. Contact a certified mobility consultant for more information.
2712 Middleburg Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
South Carolina Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
ADRCs are the result of a nationwide effort to create a one-stop shop for disabled and elderly citizens to easily access comprehensive and current information about the benefits they can take advantage of. Every state has multiple offices, and you can find your area’s via the above link. Just click on your county on the interactive South Carolina map.
South Carolina Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
Here you can browse a directory of all of South Carolina’s AAA offices and the regions they serve. If you or a loved one is trying to get a wheelchair stair lift or wheelchair accessible vehicle for increased freedom and independence, the Agency can be of assistance.
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP)
SCATP, a federally funded program, is focused on getting assistive technologies into the hands of disabled South Carolina residents who can use it to better live, learn, work, play and lead an independent life. Tell SCATP that you need help affording a handicap accessible vehicle or accessibility equipment and/or modifications.
8301 Farrow Rd.
Columbia SC 29203
(803) 935-5263 or (800) 915-4522
South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC)
Formed in 1971 and funded by the Federal government under the Developmental Disabilities Act, South Carolina’s DDC facilitates community participation and integration for state residents with developmental disabilities and their families. Grant money is only one of the many ways the council accomplishes this.
1205 Pendleton St., Suite 450
Columbia, SC 29201
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (VRD)
South Carolina’s VRD has the goal of maximizing the abilities of disabled state residents, especially though helping them achieve gainful employment. The department may award you a disability grant for a wheelchair or scooter accessible vehicle if it will allow you to enter the workforce.
(803) 896-6500 or (800) 832-7526
South Carolina State Office of Veterans’ Affairs (OVA)
The OVA of South Carolina advocates for the more than 400,000 state residents who have served in the US military. If you are among them, and if your impaired mobility is a result of your service or of care given under the auspices of the VA, make contact. You may be in line for a disability grant you can use to lease, buy or modify a handicapped accessible vehicle in addition to having a wheelchair stair lift or platform stair lift installed in your home.
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 463
Columbia, SC 29201
South Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
SILC is a key resource for information and guidance pertaining to your options for financial aid when you’re seeking to improve your independence. The council does not, however, offer disability grants itself.
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 217-3209 or (800) 994-4322