Paying for a wheelchair van

How to Pay for Your Wheelchair Van and Mobility Equipment

Finding your perfect wheelchair, ramp, or wheelchair van is all about finding the perfect fit for your personal needs and lifestyle. You need to know that your wheelchair has the right dimensions, your ramp fits your transportation needs and your van will safely get you where you need to go every time. 

It’s not a one-size-fits-all search – so setting your budget and exploring your financing options shouldn’t be either. Need help finding a wheelchair, van, or ramp that fits your budget? Read on for some tips on where to start. 

The first step to finding the right service equipment is to have a set budget in mind. Understanding how much you’re willing to spend may help narrow down your options when browsing online inventory or shopping in-person. 

When it comes to finding the best rate, keep in mind that the base price of the equipment itself is not the only negotiable rate. In fact, you can get major savings from a variety of places, from veteran benefits to rebates and more. 

So how can you pay for your wheelchair van in the most cost-efficient way? Here are a few tips: 

Manufacturer Rebates and Incentives

If you're looking for the perfect van or ramp, you want to make sure you're confident in your decision. That's why it's important to ask the right questions and research all the options available to you. For example, our Try-Before-You-Buy program gives you the chance to rent a van for the weekend and make sure it's the perfect fit. Plus, if you purchase a van from us within 30 days of the rental, we'll give you up to $500 back! This is an incredible opportunity to get the van you want without making a big commitment. And if you're worried about the cost of a new van, there may be rebates or incentives available that can help lower the price and make it easier to purchase. So don't hesitate, shop now and get the van of your dreams! 

Grant Options for Veterans

Are you a veteran looking for mobility solutions? At United Access, we can help. We utilize the Veteran’s Affair 4502 or 1394 grants to help those who need assistance with purchasing a wheelchair van or other mobility equipment. To get the coverage you need, you'll need to do the following: 

  1. Get assessed by your physician 
  2. Bring your VA card when shopping 
  3. Talk with one of our mobile consultants.

At United Access, we can handle communication with the VA, physical therapists, hospital case managers, and disability driving instructors for you. Furthermore, if you are permanently disabled, you may be eligible for a program through the VA that provides a new wheelchair van every two years. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for more information! 

Doctor’s Prescription for Wheelchair Van and Mobility Equipment

In some cases, a doctor's prescription may exempt you from state and local sales tax on your mobility van or equipment. You may also need to provide documentation to prove that you are exempt from sales tax. This could include a doctor's prescription, a tax exemption certificate, or a letter from your doctor. You’ll also need a prescription in order to apply for the previously discussed manufacturer rebate on your van, so it’s a good idea to discuss your mobility equipment needs with your doctor before you begin shopping. Your doctor will be able to provide you with the necessary documentation to apply for any potential tax exemptions or manufacturer rebate opportunities that you may be eligible for. Be sure to check with your local tax authority for more information about any potential tax exemptions or rebates available in your area. 

Vocational Rehabilitation or Worker’s Comp

If your individual situation and needs qualify you, you might be able to get disability-related coverage for your mobility device through a vocational rehabilitation or workers' compensation policy. Talk to your employer to find out more information and explore whether they provide coverage for mobility devices. Depending on the type of policy, you may be eligible to receive assistance to purchase a new device or to have your existing device repaired or replaced. Additionally, some policies may cover the cost of accessories, such as replacement batteries or other components needed for the device to function properly. It is important to understand the details of your policy to ensure you are getting the coverage you need. 

You may qualify for income tax credits or state-funded services. Our specialists can answer all your questions and help you find the perfect van for your needs. Call 877-578-1962 to get started today! 

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