Funding Resources for Accessible Vehicles & Adaptive Equipment

Funding Resources for Accessible Vehicles & Adaptive EquipmentConsumer, Funding and Rebates, Mobility Equipment

Although purchasing a wheelchair accessible vehicle can be expensive, your NMEDA dealer can guide you to programs that may help you. Below are a few general options to research:

  • State Agencies – Every state has a Vocational Rehabilitation Program. These are state funded programs that assist people with disabilities to get back into or remain in the workplace. In some cases they provide funding for vehicle modifications. Check with your local program for qualifications. Check with your mobility dealer to help find local programs and third party funders.
  • Veterans Administration – The Veterans Administration funds up to $24,115 for adaptive equipment for qualifying veterans. For more information visit www.prosthetics.va.gov/AAE.asp.
  • Charitable Organizations/Churches – The options here can be extensive. Research what is available in your local market.
  • Mobility Rebate Programs – Several OEM manufacturers (Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota, etc.) provide rebates to purchasers of new vehicles that require modifications for disabilities. Before you purchase a new vehicle for modifications, inquire with the dealer about applicable rebates.
  • Special Finance Programs – A variety of programs are available for financing mobility vehicles including loans with extended terms, leasing packages and more. Please ask your NMEDA [...]

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