Automobiles and Special Adaptive Equipment Grants
Now entitled to automobile and special adaptive equipment grants are Servicemembers and Veterans with service-connected ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and certain other disabilities.
Posted on the VA website http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/ :
Financial assistance, in the form of a grant, is available to purchase a new or used automobile (or other conveyance) to accommodate a Veteran or Servicemember with certain disabilities that resulted from an injury or disease incurred or aggravated during active military service. The grant may also be paid if disabilities are a result of medical treatment, examination, vocational rehabilitation, or compensated work therapy provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The VA pays the seller of the automobile the total price (up to $20,114. The Veteran or Servicemember may only receive the automobile grant once in his/her lifetime.
WHAT DISABILITIES MUST YOU HAVE TO QUALIFY FOR THE AUTOMOBILE GRANT?
A Veteran or Servicemember must have one of the following disabilities to qualify for the automobile grant:
- Loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both feet
- Loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both hands
- Permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to a certain degree
- Severe burn injury
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
DOES VA PAY TO ADAPT A VEHICLE?
Yes. Those qualified for the automobile grant and Veterans or Servicemembers with ankylosis (immobility of the joint) of one or both knees or hips resulting from an injury or disease incurred or aggravated by active military service may also qualify for the adaptive equipment grant.
Adaptive equipment includes, but not limited to, power steering, power windows, power seats, and special equipment necessary to assist the eligible person into and out of the vehicle.
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