Veteran's Benefits at United Access

Veteran Benefits – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles & Vans

If you are a Veteran with a disability related to your military service that prevents you from driving, you may be eligible for financial assistance / disability compensation from the VA. The VA has a program for auto allowances that wheelchair accessible vans to help you get back on the road. To find out if you are eligible for this program, please contact your local VA office or visit their website for more information. There may also be state or local programs in place that can help you get the assistance you need. 

United Access is honored to be able to provide support to our nation's Veterans. We strive to ensure that our Veterans are aware of all the benefits they are eligible to receive, such as the 1394 and 4502 Vehicle Grants through the Veteran Affairs or the VA. Our team of physical therapists, case managers, driver evaluators, physicians and mobility solutions manufacturers work together to make sure that every Veteran who comes to us is provided with the best possible equipment and solution for their individual needs. We are proud to be able to help those who have served our country. 

Eligibility Requirements for VA Disability Benefits

Are you wondering if you can receive disability benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA)? If you have a disability that is connected to your service, such as one of the following, you may be eligible for VA disability benefits: 

  • Loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both feet 

  • Loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both hands 

  • Permanent decreased vision in both eyes: 20/200 vision or less in your better eye with glasses, or greater than 20/200 vision but with a visual field defect that has reduced your peripheral vision to 20 degrees or less in your better eye 

  • A severe burn injury 

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 

  • Ankylosis in 1 or both knees or hips (Note: This eligibility only qualifies you for an adaptive equipment grant) 

What Kind of Benefits Can I Receive?

  • A one-time payment of $23,355.72 to help you buy a specially equipped vehicle, like a wheelchair accessible van – this is the 4502 Grant.  

  • In some situations, one or more adaptive equipment grants to change a vehicle so it has features like power steering, brakes, seats, windows, or lift equipment to help you get into and out of the vehicle – this is the 1394 Grant. 

VA Form 21-4502 – One-time Payment to Help Purchase a Specially Equipped Vehicle

  • You will first fill out an Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment (VA Form 21-4502). Download VA Form 21-4502 (PDF)

  • The VA pays the vehicle’s seller directly. 

VA Form 10-1394 – Adaptive Equipment grant

  • If you qualify for adaptive equipment only, you will first need to fill out an Application for Adaptive Equipment—Motor Vehicle (VA Form 10-1394). Download VA Form 10-1394 (PDF)

  • The VA may pay you, or pay the equipment seller directly. 

Veteran’s Wheelchair Accessible Rental Benefits

  • At United Access, veterans, active-duty military, National Guard & Reserve, and their families receive a 10% discount on every wheelchair van rental, every day regardless of length.   

VA Benefits and Eligibility: Where to Start?

If you have difficulty navigating the complicated web of forms and eligibility criteria that are required to receive VA benefits, you can contact the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) to get assistance. The PVA's National Service Officers are accredited experts in VA benefits and are legally authorized to represent veterans, their dependents, and survivors when they are before the VA and Board of Veterans Appeals. To find a National Service Officer in your area, visit the PVA website.

At United Access, we are proud to show our support for our Veterans. We are dedicated to working alongside the Department of Veteran Affairs to ensure our Veterans receive the best possible care. We specialize in aiding Veterans in obtaining automotive grants for wheelchair accessible vehicles. Additionally, we show our appreciation for our Veteran customers and employees by participating in local events and volunteering with organizations that honor our Veterans.  

United Access is also here to help you find the right wheelchair accessible vehicle for your needs. Our trusted Mobility Specialists work with you and our partners to help provide you with the best fit mobility solution.  Contact your local United Access dealer to learn more. 

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