The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is now at P&A

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will now administer the Client Assistance Program (CAP) in South Carolina. This program will help P&A expand its efforts to make sure that people with disabilities have the supports and services they need to help them work. The CAP program was previously operated by the South Carolina Department of Administration through its Office of Executive Policy and Programs.

CAP assists individuals who receive or want to receive services from the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (VR) or the South Carolina Commission for the Blind (SCCB) understand their rights to services. CAP also helps people understand their employment rights; such as their rights to reasonable accommodations and to be free from disability related discrimination.

People should contact P&A when they have been turned down for services by VR or SCCB, need a better plan for VR or SCCB to help them go back to work, or need to better understand their rights.  P&A can also help if people are not receiving the services they need from independent living centers. P&A will continue to assist individuals who encounter other barriers to work, such as employment discrimination, through its PABSS program (Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security).

For more information contact P&A:

Toll-Free: 1-866-275-7273

Local: 1-803-782-0639

TTY: 1-866-232-4525