Wheelchair Van Funding For
Disabled Veterans

Wheelchair Van Resources

Grant & Funding Assistance for Disabled Veterans

Disabled veteran using a mobility scooter with two other people in front of a wheelchair accessible minivan with the ramp deployed and holding a sign that reads "United States Veteran. Thank you for your service!" with The Creative Mobility Group logo.

You served for us. Now it’s our turn. The VA has several programs to fund wheelchair accessible vehicles for disabled veterans, including veterans with ALS. For veterans with disabilities who do not qualify for VA funding, there are also nonprofit organizations and private foundations that may be able to provide assistance. And we’ve done the research on these programs so you don’t have to. Because we have been helping veterans in our community purchase wheelchair accessible vehicles for over 40 years, our mobility consultants will be able to help you navigate through the process of utilizing these VA benefits or other resources and select the wheelchair accessible vehicle and adaptive equipment that is the perfect fit for your mobility needs.

In addition to our extensive knowledge on wheelchair van grants and funding programs for disabled veterans, The Creative Mobility Group has also teamed up with wheelchair van finance experts to be able to offer the best financing options to make purchasing an accessible van as affordable as possible for veterans. You may also consider trading in your current vehicle toward the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van. We accept trade-ins of both wheelchair accessible vehicles and unconverted vehicles. To get started or for more information, speak with a mobility consultant at your nearest Creative Mobility Group dealership.

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Serving Those Who Served

VA Automobile Allowance & Automobile Adaptive Equipment Programs

Disabled veteran who uses a power wheelchair beside a wheelchair accessible van with the ramp deployed and holding a sign that reads "United States Veteran. Thank you for your service."VA Automobile Allowance
The VA Automobile Allowance, also known as the Automobile Grant, is a benefit provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to eligible veterans with certain service-connected disabilities. The allowance currently provides a maximum payment of $24,115.12 to help a veteran purchase a vehicle that can be adapted to meet their individual needs. Qualifying service-connected conditions include:

The VA Automobile Allowance was previously a benefit paid only once in lifetime. However, veteran’s with qualifying service-connected conditions will be eligble for the grant every 10 years starting in 2032. Additionally, if more than 30 years have elapsed since an eligible veteran received the Automobile Allowance, that veteran is now eligible to receive the grant again.

VA Automobile Adaptive Equipment Program
Service-connected disabled veterans who qualify for the VA Automobile Allowance will also be eligible for additional funding through the VA Automoible Adaptive Equipment (AAE) Program. This program provides funding for adaptive equipment that allows a veteran to safely operate and enter/exit their personal vehicle. The type of equipment and modifications covered by this program can include side-entry and rear-entry wheelchair van modifications, platform wheelchair lifts, UVLs (under vehicle lifts), hand controls, left foot gas pedals, reduced effort and zero effort steering and braking, and much more.

Because the VA now defines van lifts, raised doors, raised roofs, air conditioning, and wheelchair tiedowns for passenger use as “medical services” when deemed medically necessary for a veteran, non-service-connected veterans may also be eligible for vehicle modifications through the AAE program. However, they would not be eligible for adaptive equipment and modifications to operate the vehicle, such as hand controls or a driver transfer sat.

Before any vehicle modifcations can be approved through the AAE Program, the veteran must be trained through the VA’s Driver Rehabilitation Program. Even if the veteran will not be driving the vehicle, an evaluation by a VA driver rehabilitation specialist is still required to authorize vehicle ingress/egress modifications. All vehicle modifications must be recommended by the driver rehabilitation specialist to be eligible for funding through the AAE Program.

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Important Links & Resources

Assistance for Disabled Veterans

Ask VA is an online service provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that allows veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors to ask questions and receive answers about VA benefits, services, and resources.

Through Ask VA, users can submit their questions online and receive a response from a VA representative via email or telephone within a specified timeframe. This service is designed to provide veterans with a convenient and efficient way to access information about their benefits and services, as well as to help them navigate the complex VA system.

In addition to Ask VA, the VA offers a range of other resources and services for veterans, including healthcare, education and training, disability compensation, pension benefits, and more. These services are designed to support veterans and their families throughout their lives, and to help them transition successfully from military to civilian life.

Chive Charities
Chive Charities is committed to championing those most in need, including underserved veterans and military families. To fill the gaps where insurance and other resources cannot, Chive Charities provides critical grants for recipients with life-altering or life-threatening needs. This can include funding for a wheelchair accessible van.

Gary Sinise Foundation
The Gary Sinise Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need through unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Recognizing that many wounded heroes lack the means to customize their transportation to suit their individual needs, the foundation created their R.I.S.E. initiative (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). Through this program, the foundation provides our injured, wounded, ill and/or aging heroes with the resources they need to regain their mobility and independenceensures by funding modified trucks and vans that are wheelchair accessible.

Help Our Military Heroes
Help Our Military Heroes is dedicated to serving our military heroes by funding wheelchair accessible vehicles for active duty service members and veterans who require ramp-entry, modified minivans due to their wounds, injuries, or illnesses.

A veteran service organization (VSO) is a non-profit organization that provides support and assistance to veterans, active-duty service members, and their families. VSOs may offer a variety of services, including advocacy, counseling, education, job training and placement, financial assistance, healthcare and housing support, and more. These organizations are typically run by veterans themselves and work closely with government agencies and other organizations to ensure that veterans receive the care and support they need. The following VSOs are available to assist you throughout Michigan:

Additional Funding Resources

Wheelchair Van Funding Beyond Veteran Assistance

We're Here to Help

You served for us. Now it's our turn.

We have been helping Michigan veterans in our community purchase wheelchair accessible vehicles for over 40 years, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to serve you. To get connected with a mobility consultant, please complete the form below.