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Help Get Your Wheelchair Van or Adaptive Equipment Funded

 

get funding for mobility equipment

We pay taxes, yet many of us find it difficult to ask for government help with our disabilities. We need to get over that mind set, especially if we want to get a job or go back to work. That’s why each state has a Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRFS) Division or Division of Developmental Services. Such programs may help fund your adaptive equipment or wheelchair van conversion for transportation to work.

Such state financing programs can be an especially valuable wheelchair van option if you do not qualify for VA financial assistance.

Eligibility

  • Those with a physical or mental impairment
  • Those whose impairment constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment
  • Those who can benefit in terms of an employment outcome from the provision of vocational rehabilitation services
  • Those who require services to help prepare for gainful employment

 

Don’t think that you may be turned away due to your income or disability; it serves anyone with a disability, regardless of income. (Although some services may be provided on a sliding scale.)

And, according to requirements in the rehabilitation act, those with the most severe disabilities are served first.

Visit your local VRS office to have an eligibility assessment; when approved, you will have a specific action plan created for you.  Depending on your disability and skill set, services range from transportation services, college stipends, housing coordination and other services to help achieve your personal employment goals.

Many Quality Assurance Program (QAP) mobility dealers work with VRS and other government agencies to get your van or adaptive equipment funded.

Search online to find the location of your state’s Vocational Rehabilitation Division, for example: VRS Statewide Location Map or look in your phone book.

If you’re a veteran, check with the Veterans Administration Agency, which provides assistance to qualified veterans who need to equip a vehicle with adaptive equipment.

Agor Enterprises provides and designs vehicle and in home mobility solutions making the world accessible for people with disabilities. Agor Enterprises is a member of NMEDA and is QAP certified. Agor Enterprises is committed to providing the highest standard of safety and service in the industry. Built on the principal that dedication, service to the customer, and quality are paramount in running a successful business, Agor Enterprises continues to be a leader in customized solutions for the physically challenged. Agor Enterprises has also equipped golf carts, lawn mowers, tractors, and houses with various adaptive devices. We continue to welcome challenges to provide solutions that enable independence.

Comments

I can't walk with out a walker. I am getting a wheel chair an a scooter. I need a van that i can get in an out with the wheel chair, an the scooter. I was told you can help me i am in disabililty an only get $926.00 a month. There is no way i can buy on.I have a van buy it need to some work an it dosent have the ramp i need. please let me know something soon
Posted @ Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:37 PM by Glenda Laughlin
Glenda,  
 
I have passed your information on to one of our Mobility Consultants. He should be contacting you soon! In the mean time if you have any questions feel free to email me directly.
Posted @ Monday, July 25, 2011 11:44 AM by Lindsay Agor
My dad is trying to reintegrate back into the community and is struggling because of his size and his lack of immobility in his power chair. As a family we are unable to take him places or include him in family outings because we don't have a van that will transport a power chair. Can you help us?
Posted @ Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:12 AM by Shalanda Howard
I am 61years old and I worked since I was 15. Due to spinal degeneration, I have been unable to work. I have an older Rascal but find it almost impossible to get it into a.van. I cannot afford a handicap. I would greatly appreciate help in getting one so I can rejoin the rest of the world.
Posted @ Monday, June 18, 2012 11:19 AM by Scott Hubscher
Hi, I am trying to get some help for my boyfriend who is disabled and in a wheelchair. He has a van but it is not set up for his wheelchair so he can not go anywhere. I have been here since May and he has been stuck in this apartment and he is getting very depressed. I do all his running around for him and his shopping. He can not even get to his doctor to get treatment. Can you please let us know if there is anything that you might be able to help get him a van so he can rejoin life. 
Thank you  
Paula
Posted @ Monday, October 29, 2012 9:30 AM by Paula Weaver
I am needing help to purchase a van with a lift in it for my niece she is staying with us right now she's 16 years old and is paralyzed from waste down it is a struggle for her to get into a car and I found a can that has a wheel chair lift for four thousand dollars so if any one can help us email me.
Posted @ Monday, November 11, 2013 8:02 PM by Haylee White
Iam 61 years old aaaaaand in need of a wheelchair van. I have Dermatomysitis and scleraderma with heart problems and other complications. I am on disibity AND RECIEVE 435.00 A MONTH AND MY HUSBAND RECIEVES 930.00 A MONTH. SINCE WE HAVE VERY LIMITED MEANS , WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO BUY A VAN TO GO ANYWHERE IN MY SCOOTER.I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE FREEDOM TO GO PLACES THAT DON'T HAVE SCOOTERS.ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.THANK YOU.
Posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:03 PM by margaret henley
I need help getting a wheelchair van or ramp for a van. My daughter has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and uses a power wheelchair. There are no programs that will help us because she is a child. All the programs are for vocational, independent living or veterans over the age of 21. We use a medical transport service for doctors appointments, but she cant go anywhere that isnt a medical facility. We live in maryland, do you know of any programs that can help?
Posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 9:54 AM by crystal
My parents need help getting a handicap equipped minivan. They are raising my nephew who is 14 and has cerebral palsy and can't walk. On top of this, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer that has metastasized into his bones so he can no longer help pick him up. My mother is struggling loading and unloading him and the wheelchair in and out of a truck. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:56 PM by David Robinson
Hi, my name is Rachel, I am a care giver for Tammy Kirby, she has Friedreich's ataxia, getting her to doctor appointments not possible because she can not stand or transfer. I have an older 98 Oldsmobile van, but it needs to be converted. I wanted to see if there are organizations to help me have the van converted as we cannot afford the expense of a new van. I am her full time care giver and have health issues of my own. please any help I can receive will improve her life and reduce her depression from being stuck in the house. Thanks Racheal
Posted @ Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:56 PM by Racheal K Easton
my nephew has a brain tumor and is paralyzed on the left side, his mom is his caretaker and they need a van with a lift for his wheelchair, we live in IN, does anyone know where they can get help to purchase a van, he needs to be able to get to Dr and physical therapy appt Thanks, and God Bless, I love this young man so much and they need help
Posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:10 PM by andrea
Hi, I am in need of help finding grants to get a van with a ramp. I have Scleroderma and can't walk anymore. I have a travel scooter but can't afford to pay for a van on my own. I have been searching for a month now on getting grants to fit my situation with no can you help me?k
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 2:17 AM by Bernie Domann
I am trying to find some help in paying for a wheelchair accessable van I have diabitis for 32 years I have had 2 amputation of toes sever neuropathy was diagnosis with charcot in the left foot in 2004 and now I have it in the right foot I have been in a wheelchair often on for 10 years I got an motorize wheelchair for 4 year my husband and son left out of our van but my husband is getting to old to do that I do still work because my mind is fine my body is like an 80 year old I am looking for way of getting ehlp to get a van that I would be able to go to work by myself I really to want to keep on working so that we can keep our house please let me know if there anything I can do let me know thanks
Posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:56 AM by grace grandchamo
I am in a wheelchair Possible MS , or dome other spinal disorder, I have no ramp, on SSDI, getting to doctor appointments is near impossible, can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you
Posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:35 PM by Janetta Allen
I am a mother of a severly disabled child I am in dire need for help to make my van accedible for my daughter I have bern trying for over 5yrs to get help I was in an acciden December 2012 do its hard to move around like I use to and unable to lift her in and out the van. I am asking from the bottom of my heart pls if you csn help or know of anyone that could help. In desprate need of help
Posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:55 AM by Dawn Jackson-Burch
hi, my name is Tabitha my nephew has sever cerebral palsey and my family is unable to help get him some type of transportation with him being confined to a wheelchair. They just crashed their only working vehicle few hours ago and we need help please contact me as soon as possible I've also started this fundraiser. please help them a few hours ago I just got a message they just crashed their only working vehicle they need help more then ever, I started this yesterday not knowing that they would be lying in a er as i'm typing please help them. https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/y394/kal-el-fund 
please help even a dollar helps, and share as much as possible thank you 
Posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:13 PM by tabith rosas
I am on disability and nearly make it every month. I just received a new wheelchair and now I have no way to transport it. I have been stuck in house for more than four years. please help me
Posted @ Thursday, May 08, 2014 8:56 AM by Anthony stallworth
Hi I am trying to get an electric wheel chair lift for my car. I transport my grandmother who is in a wheelchair back and forth to her doctors appointments and I am always lifting her manual wheel chair into my trunk. Until the other day it was fine. I have had 3 open heart surgeries and went to my cardiologist yesterday for a check up and he told me I am going to have to have a 4th one and that I am not to lift more then 5 lbs. Which for me with my grandmother is impossible. My mom has sezuries and can't drive and my grandmother has very bad knees and can't get into any car except mine because of the height of the step up. But now I am not allowed to be lifting her manual chair into the trunk of my car. So I am trying to figure out how to go about getting an electric wheelchair lift. If you could help me please let me know thank you and God bless.
Posted @ Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:02 AM by Tracy Tvaroch
I have had post polio for 60 yrs. My lift broke in my truck. I pull my home a 30 foot camper.Only place I can afford.2005 hurricane season made me homeless. I only had State Park campground. after some time I bought my camper. I also volunteered 5000 hr's for the state parks. I was the most popular interp. program.BILLY SIMPSONS OUT DOOR COOKING.After seven years of trying to get a home I have worn out my lift,my truck,my wheelchair,my body.I cant afford to replace the lift to get back to work. I live on little and I run out of food monthly . Due to me not being able to get around to keep a hustle going. That gets me a little extra cash and its good for my mental state. Sitting at home broke and little food is not my plan.
Posted @ Friday, May 23, 2014 2:31 PM by William Simpson
I have a three year old disabled child live in Missouri and need a van but cannot afford it. Please I need help. Desperate
Posted @ Monday, June 23, 2014 8:12 PM by Darlene Kauffman
I am 75 yrs old an retired military receiving 80% disability, now I am on oxygen all time now, I have COPD, HEART TROUBLE, CANNOT WALK FAR, BEEN ISSUED SCOOTER BY V A, HAD TO BUY A BIGGER VAN FOR SCOTTER, IS THERE AND HELP FOR ME, I CANNOT AFFORD TO MAKE MONTHLY PAMENTS ON NEW VAN. CAN ANYONE HELP ME
Posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:34 PM by norris fisher
I am a single mother 33 years old.. Of a 12 year old boy.. I also have a sister who's in a wheelchair we have a heriter disease called Frederich's Ataxia.. I feel I am wasting my sons life bc we never go anywhere.. I would love to take my son to the movies out to eat or even the park! I just want to b a normal mom.. Please help me!! # is 606 546 3942
Posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:56 AM by Heather Denny
Need a wheelchair today free Lindsay has a a lot of disability problems.
Posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:36 AM by lindsay anderson
Hi, my name is David and i am looking for assistance in obtaining a wheelchair accessible mini-van for myself and my fiance who is also in a wheelchair. We would like to gain greater independence. We are both on social security. My total monthly income is 1,778.00. approximately 30% of this is taken up by my HUD Subsidized apartment ($483) and the rest is taken up by bills. any pointers or help would be appreciated thanks.
Posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:59 PM by David Eklove
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