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Independent Living Services for the Older Blind

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This program can provide you with special services if you are an older adult and are blind or have low vision. A counselor conducts an initial interview to discuss your concerns about vision loss, your medical background, and your living and family situation. They help you create a plan for services.

A counselor will work with you directly to build skills that can help you remain independent in your home and adjust to challenges you meet on a daily basis. Services may include:

  • Counseling and guidance
  • Training on how to manage personal care and daily tasks
  • Labeling and organizing items around the home
  • Safe cooking techniques
  • Adjustment to blindness
  • Referral to community resources
  • Low-vision evaluations
  • Orientation and mobility training
  • Instruction in the use of adaptive computer software

How do I apply?

To apply, please call the South Carolina Commission for the Blind at 1-888-335-5951 (toll-free) or 1-803-898-8731. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get help from this program?

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

Green Path

Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others.