Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Danielle McDonald
You’ve found the right place if you need a handicap van for yourself or someone you love, and you live in South Carolina. Below is a list of resources that can help you get disability grants to buy or lease a new or used wheelchair van, or convert your vehicle into an accessible vehicle with hand controls for adaptive controls or special equipment.
Some of these agencies and state departments may offer financial assistance to persons with disabilities who live in South Carolina. Even if they don’t offer money, these organizations can help you find all available disability grants. The volunteers or staff at these groups can point you in the right direction to many opportunities that you might not have discovered on your own.
Furthermore, South Carolina branches of national nonprofit foundations and other associations dedicated to your particular cause of limited mobility should be considered. These are great sources for important information and grants for disabled people.
Sources for South Carolina Disability Grants and Assistance
Family Connection is the right place to go if you are looking for a handicapped-friendly ride for your child with disabilities. It is a group that aims to foster a positive environment for families and shares information and resources. Although you won’t receive grant money, this group is highly recommended and worth your time.
2712 Middleburg Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
The ADRCs were created as a nationwide effort to provide a single point of access for all-encompassing and up-to-date information about benefits for elderly and disabled citizens. Each state has several offices, and you can click the link above to find the one closest to you. Simply click on your county on the interactive map of South Carolina.
This directory contains a list of all South Carolina’s AAA offices, as well as the regions they cover. The Agency can help you or your loved one get a wheelchair van to improve independence and freedom.
SCATP is a federally funded program that helps disabled South Carolina residents to access assistive technology. It’s designed to help them live, learn, work, play, and lead better, independent lives. You may contact SCATP to help you afford a handicap van, or accessibility equipment and modifications.
8301 Farrow Rd.
Columbia SC 29203
(803) 935-5263 or (800) 915-4522
The DDC of South Carolina was established in 1971. The Federal government funds it through the Developmental Disabilities Act. It facilitates community participation and integration for residents of the state with developmental disabilities and their families. This council does this in many different ways, including providing grant money.
1205 Pendleton St., Suite 450
Columbia, SC 29201
The VRD in South Carolina aims to maximize the capabilities of residents with disabilities, particularly by helping them find gainful work. If you require a wheelchair van to be able to work, the department might grant you a disability grant to afford one.
(803) 896-6500 or (800) 832-7526
This is very similar to the rehabilitation Disability Grants in Rhode Island.
The OVA of South Carolina represents over 400,000 South Carolina residents who served in the US Military. Contact the OVA if you’re one of them, and if your impairments are a result of your service, or care provided under the auspices of the VA. You may qualify for a disability grant you can use to lease, buy or modify a handicapped-accessible vehicle.
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 463
Columbia, SC 29201
This is similar to the VA Disability Grants in South Dakota.
SILC is a great resource for information and guidance regarding your financial assistance options when you are looking to improve your independence. However, the council does not offer disability grants themselves.
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 217-3209 or (800) 994-4322