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Respite supports are provided through SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. These are short-term supports necessary because of a caregiver absence or caregiver relief.

  • Previously termed Respite Caregivers, respite supports are provided by what are now termed Household Employees
  • Household Employees are subject to withholding of taxes and will receive a W2

The following people cannot be paid to provide respite support:

  • A primary caregiver
  • The spouse of the person needing support
  • A parent, step-parent, foster parent or legal guardian of a minor child
  • A court-appointed guardian of an adult needing support
  • Parent or step-parent of an adult waiver recipient who resides in the same household as the person receiving support



Individuals wanting to become a newly certified Household Employee should contact the SC Respite Coalition Training Program.

SC Respite Coalition Training Program
PO Box 493
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 935-5027
Toll free: 1 (866) 345-6786
(803) 935-5229 (Fax)
Email: training@screspitecoalition.org
Website: www.screspitecoalition.org

Training videos for re-certification can be viewed by clicking on the link below:


Families wishing to become a Household Employer should contact their Case Manager to begin the process.