Wheelchair vans are unlike other vehicle purchases. They provide freedom, additional comfort and can be critical in emergencies. When you or a loved one becomes disabled, day-to-day life is never quite the same. Purchasing a wheelchair van can greatly enhance independence and foster a stronger sense of self.
Purchasing a wheelchair van is a huge investment. The equipment manufacturers use to provide access to the mobility impaired is quite costly. Unlike a typical full-sized van or minivan, mobility equipped vehicles must be engineered and adapted individually, causing production costs to increase.
Don’t become overwhelmed with the price tag of these vehicles! Take a look at this comprehensive, state-by-state guide for disability grants and other resources available. If you or your loved one requires a mobility van, there is help out there! It just requires some additional research and follow-up.
Alabama Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
Check out this website or call to find assistance for you or your loved one with increasing mobility needs. They have access to information for grants that can accommodate scooters, wheelchairs other adaptive equipment.
Alabama Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC’s)
This nationwide organization provides many different types of services to people with disabilities and seniors.
Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans with impaired mobility may find money for mobility vehicles here. Many other resources are provided as well for U.S. Veterans.
Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities (CDD)
This group has a goal of helping those with developmental disabilities gain access to a variety of needs. Disability grants are available and may be used towards mobility-equipped van.
Alabama Vocational Rehabilitation Service (VRS)
These organizations primary goal is to assist with helping people find gainful employment. They can offer resources for disabled folks to find grants towards mobility vans if they are necessary for maintaining employment.
Arkansas Disability Coalition (ADC)
This non-profit organization provides financial assistance, services and support for families with disabled children. If you require a mobility van for taking your child to school, medical appointments, activities and other places this is a great resource.
Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Disability grants for mobility vans may be offered to those who served in the military. If your mobility issues resulted from enlistment you may be eligible for larger grants.
Arkansas Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
This agency can help link you to assistance towards purchasing a mobility van. This organization is nationwide and representatives serve each county.
Texas Veterans Commission
The Texas Veterans Commission provides veteran’s medical services as well as many other resources and financial assistance. Grants towards wheelchair finance may be found here.
Texas Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Locate your local ADRC and inquire about grants, wheelchair van finance and other resources available to those living with disabilities and the elderly.
Fleetwood Memorial Foundation
The Fleetwood Memorial Foundation has been created to assist firefighters and police officers that have incurred disabilities in the line of duty. Grants and financial assistance opportunities can be found here.
Southwest Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Southwest Americans with Disabilities Center works tirelessly to connect Texans and others with disabilities living in the Southwest region with resources and support.
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
The Department of Rehabilitation Services provides services, support and assistance to those living with disabilities. Grants for people requiring a handicap van for work transportation may be available.
Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC)
The Oklahoma DDC links support, resources and assistance to those living with Developmental Disabilities. Grants and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs
The Oklahoma DVA works with Veterans and their families in order to provide support and access to resources more readily available. Grants and financial assistance may be available for your mobility van, particularly if you were injured in the line of duty.
Southwest Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center
The Southwest ADA centers advocate and offer support to those with disabilities. Inquire about information on grants and finance.
Great Plains Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center
The Great Plains ADA Center works to advocate and support those living in the Great Plains region with disabilities. If you qualify for financial assistance or a grant towards a mobility vehicle this center can help.
Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs (CVA)
The Commission on Veterans Affairs (CVA) offers support, resources and assistance to those who have served in the military. Medical care, dental, mental health counseling, vocational development and other resources are available to those who qualify. Grants towards mobility vehicles are available if you were injured while in service.
Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC)
The Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns can help link you to available funding sources if you require a mobility vehicle.
These are just a few of the places to start looking for wheelchair financing assistance. There are many other private foundations and grants.
If you live in the Mountain Region or West Coast, please read the previous blog on Wheelchair Van Finance West Coast and Central U.S.
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