Employment Programs

Ticket To Work The Ticket to Work program and Work Incentives can allow you to keep your benefits while you explore employment, receive vocational support, and gain work experience. Able SC is approved by the U.S Social Security Administration (SSA) to serve Ticket Beneficiaries as an Employment Network (EN) under SSA’s Ticket to Work program. Social Security’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for people with disabilities who want to work, and helps people with disabilities progress towards financial independence.  The Ticket program is free and voluntary. Choosing to work can change your life. The Ticket to Work program and Work Incentives allow you to keep your benefits while you explore employment, receive vocational support, and gain work experience. If you are age 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) you already qualify! Able SC’s employment services include:
      • Self-esteem/confidence building to prepare for employment
      • Access to benefits counseling
      • Career options counseling
      • Job search skills (resumes, interviews)
      • Workplace skill-building (communicating effectively, workplace etiquette, professional relationships, etc.)
      • Job performance support
      • Troubleshooting Workplace Issues (including disclosure, accommodations, and advocacy)
      • Peer Support

Hire Me SC

People with disabilities can work, want to work, and should be afforded every opportunity to work. Hire Me SC logo: The "I" in Hire is an arrow. Following the word "ME" is a mosaic outline of the state with "SC" in white. Powered by Able SC and the South Carolina Disability Employment Coalition, Hire Me SC is a campaign that promotes a culture of inclusion across the state of South Carolina, one in which employment for every individual, disability or not, is the norm rather than the exception. Hire  Me SC aims to transform the existing deficit-based mindset into one that focuses on individuals strengths and talents – advocating for a successful inclusive employment model for everyone within a community.

Whether you’re a job seeker, educator, employer, service provider, or part of the general public, Hire Me SC has a wealth of resources to promote inclusion in the workplace. Visit www.hiremesc.org to see how you can get involved.

The South Carolina Disability Employment Coalition

The South Carolina Disability Employment Coalition is comprised of over 40 stakeholder organizations and individuals working together to eliminate systemic employment barriers for individuals with disabilities in South Carolina. The Coalition’s Committees work on creating resources and trainings for individuals with disabilities, employers, and others in the community. For more information about the Coalition, visit www.hiremesc.org/about/.

The South Carolina Employment First Initiative

South Carolina was one of six states selected in September 2016 by the Administration for Community Living to receive funding in order to increase employment outcomes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities statewide.  Employment First emphasizes competitive, integrated employment as the preferred option for individuals with disabilities. The South Carolina Disability Employment Coalition, through collaboration with thirteen Project Partners, will implement the SC Employment First Initiative to address barriers to successful employment for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Able to Work: Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)

Our WIPA team works with individuals who receive Social Security benefits (typically SSI or SSDI) to help them understand how working may impact their benefits and work incentives that may be available to them.

Columbia Office

720 Gracern Rd. Suite 106
Columbia, SC 29210
803.779.5121
800.681.6805
TTY 803.779.0949

Greenville Office

135 Edinburgh Ct. Suite 101
Greenville, SC 29607
864.235.1421
800.681.7715
TTY 864.235.8798
Home - Transition Alliance of SC
Hire Me SC
Southeast ADA Center: Home - Your Regional Resource for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Home - yourtickettowork.ssa.gov
United Way Home
Family Connection of South Carolina
S.C. Developmental Disabilities Council
ACL Administration for Community Living