Public Notice About The Client Assistance Program

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) in South Carolina helps individuals know their rights about services from the SC Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Centers.

The CAP program is currently operated by the SC Department of Administration through its Office of Executive Policy and Programs. The Governor has determined there is good cause to move the CAP from the SC Department of Administration to Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A).

Following federal requirements, the Governor has notified both SC Department of Administration and P&A of the proposed redesignation.   The estimated effective date is August 25, 2017.

A public hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. July 24, 2017, at the state office of the Vocational Rehabilitation Department in West Columbia.   The hearing will also be available to the public by video conference at eight VR offices.  The full notice, including addresses of VR offices, is available on the CAP website at

Persons who want to comment on the proposed action may appear at the public hearing.  They may also address their comments, data, views, or arguments in written or oral form by phone, fax, email, or direct mail to following:

CAP Redesignation

1205 Pendleton Street, Room 471

Columbia SC 29201


Telephone 803.734.0535   TTY 803.734.147   Fax  803.734.0546

All submissions must be received on or before August 7, 2017

People with disabilities who require special accommodations or assistance at the hearing should notify Ms. Pam Brown at the above address or by calling 803 734.3176 or by sending a fax to 803.734.0546.