For families whose member are currently on the waiting list for the Medicaid Waiver, or who have not yet applied for the waiver through DDSN, Programs for Exceptional People offers private pay options. This allows members to receive day programs, employment, and recreation services while they wait for waiver approval.

The effective day rate for private pay members is as follows:

Full day of PEP services including round-trip transportation……………….$68.00

Monthly rates are capped at twelve (12) days. For example, if a member attends PEP the full 21 or 22 weekdays in a month, they are only charged for the first twelve (12) days they attend.

The above sited rate of $60/day is subject to change and cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) annually.

Private Pay Billing:

Parents/Guardians will receive an invoice from PEP at the beginning of each month via email outlining the total cost of services provided for the previous month. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. Checks may be mailed to PEP or dropped off at the following address:

Programs for Exceptional People
39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 2
Bluffton, SC 29910

Please contact PEP’s Executive Director if the private pay policy presents a hardship or requires further clarification.

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