The Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America (MPVA) will be hosting their annual open house on Thursday, April 12th at their Chapter Headquarters located at 4055 Grand River, Novi, MI 48375 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
MPVA is celebrating 51 years of service in Michigan during PVA Awareness Week. The MPVA is inviting all to come out and join them at to find out more about spinal cord, injury or disease, MPVA services and programs, and to show, support for our veterans and residents with disabilities.
We hope to see you there! Our mobility consultants will be at the MPVA Open House to provide you with valuable information and answer any questions you may have!
Please read on for helpful information for Veterans with disabilities:
To help veterans and service members with disabilities, the Veterans Administration offers financial assist to purchase a new or used vehicle and/or have a vehicle adapted.
To Purchase a Vehicle:
A grant (up to $18,000) is available for those with certain disabilities that resulted from an injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. These do not need to be repaid.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the eligibility for this grant is for:
- Veterans service-connected for the loss, or loss of use of one or both feet or hands, or service-connected ankylosis of one or both knees or hips.
- Veterans service-connected for permanent impairment of vision of both eyes that have a central acuity of 20/200.
- Non service-connected Veterans are eligible for equipment/modifications that will allow ingress and egress from a vehicle only.
You may only receive the vehicle grant once in your lifetime
To have a vehicle adapted:
The VA will also pay to have a vehicle adapted. Those qualified for the automobile grant may also qualify for the adaptive equipment grant.
Adaptive equipment includes, but is not limited to, platform wheelchair lifts, UVLs (under vehicle lifts), power door openers, lowered floors/raised roofs, raised doors, hand controls, left foot gas pedals, reduced effort and zero effort steering and braking, and digital driving systems.
For more information, visit Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service
Or, you can always contact us at 800.539.7237 for further information!