Subminimum Wage FAQs

Recently, we announced a new SC Statehouse bill that would end subminimum wage for people with disabilities. Since a lot of people don’t even know that subminimum wage legally exists, we wanted to share some basic info about it on this FAQ page.

Statehouse bill introduced to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities

A joint resolution filed at the SC Statehouse on Tuesday aims to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities in South Carolina.

COVID-19 Vaccination Press Conference

On Monday morning, we joined AARP South Carolina and several other organizations across the state for a press conference, urging SC DHEC and government officials to prioritize high-risk populations, such as people with disabilities and medical conditions, and older adults, in COVID-19 vaccination plans.

The COMET and Able SC debut two new mobility programs for seniors and people with disabilities

The Volunteer Transportation Reimbursement Program (V-TRIP)​ and Taxi Voucher Pick Up Program (PUP) were developed through a partnership with Able SC. Eligibility for both programs is available for people who are 65 and older and those with disabilities living outside The COMET service area but in the Columbia Urbanized Area.

Meet the SC brewers and distillers making more inclusive workplaces for those with disabilities

Outdated laws that funnel South Carolina adults with intellectual disabilities into low-paying jobs can make it difficult to gain experience needed to lead independent lives, advocates say.

‘It depresses her:’ 1 in 5 workers with disabilities lost their job due to the pandemic

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted the workforce for many people across the U.S. but data shows workers with disabilities were impacted at a higher rate.

Disability advocates urge Gov. McMaster to take action during pandemic

Six disability advocacy groups have reached out to Gov. Henry McMaster urging him to enact protective measures as COVID-19 affects long-term care facilities across South Carolina.

How this SC town is making sure accessibility at home is no longer a problem

When Mary Maher and Steve Griffin built their Surfside Beach home in 1998, they didn’t think about needing a lift to get into the raised house. But last winter, Griffin suffered a fall that made them think again.

State-run home had 1 of SC’s worst COVID outbreaks. Advocates pushing to empty facilities.

Late one June night, after taking the garbage to the trash bin, as he often liked to do, a young man living at a home for people with disabilities in Clinton missed his family and decided to start walking home.

MB voter wants everyone who is disabled to know ‘their voice matters’ this election

Voters with disabilities want their voices heard and that’s not always easy. One Horry County voter with a disability said there’s a lot riding on this upcoming election for those in her community.