The Eligibility Division oversees DDSN's eligibility process and requirements.

  • DDSN provides services to eligible children and adults with severe, lifelong disabilities.
  • DDSN serves people in 7 different categories of eligibility.
  • To be eligible for DDSN services, you must be domiciled in South Carolina and be confirmed by DDSN to meet the criteria for at least one disability.


Brian Hawkins, Director

Eligibility Division

P (803) 935-6709

F (803) 935-6170


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By Phone, Toll Free at:


Available 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday through Friday


Division Links:

How to Request DDSN Eligibility

7 Categories of Eligibility

Instructions and Overview of Process (PDF)

Eligibility Determination Directive (PDF)

Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

Eligibility Process Flow Chart (PDF)