1. APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) PARATRANSIT ELIGIBILITY

 
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If you are an individual with a disability and believe you are unable to use the Central Midlands Transit (The COMET) fixed route public transit system (buses that follow set schedules and stops) some or all of the time, you may be eligible for ADA Paratransit Service on the Dial-a-Ride Transit System (DART) some or all of the time.  The information obtained in this application will assist The COMET with understanding your abilities, travel changes and barriers in the environment that may prevent you from using the fixed route system. All information contained in this application will be kept confidential and only be shared with professionals involved in the evaluation process. Complimentary transportation will be provided to applicants for functional assessments.

 

It is important that ALL SECTIONS of this application be completed.  If your application is not complete when received by The COMET, it will be returned to you and that will delay having your application processed.

If you have any questions or need assistance with completing this application, please call (803) 255-7123. Please mail completed application to: 

 

                                                                                  Able South Carolina
                                                                                  Attn: Paratransit Eligibility 
                                                                                  136 Stonemark Lane; Suite 100
                                                                                  Columbia, South Carolina 29210 

                                                                                 Email: transportation@able-sc.org

 

 

THE COMET’S ADA PARATRANSIT ELIGIBILITY PROCESS INCLUDES:

 

1.   Application will be reviewed to ensure all information is completed including professional verification of disability.

 

2.   A phone and/or in-person functional assessment of transit related abilities will be scheduled 3 – 12 days after receipt for your application.  

 

3.   A written eligibility determination will be made within 21 days of receipt of a COMPLETED application.  If you are denied eligibility, you have a right to appeal.  Information on the appeals process will be sent to you when you are notified of the eligibility denial. If you have not heard from The COMET after 21 days, you will be granted Presumptive Eligibility (temporary eligibility that will allow you to use DART until a final determination has been made).

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