Reimbursement Programs for NEW Vehicle Purchases
Up to $1,200 is available to help pay for the cost of Van Conversions, Scooter Lifts, Wheelchair Lifts, Hand Controls, Tie Downs, Turning Automotive Seating and other adaptive equipment.
Most van Conversions, Scooter Lifts, Wheelchair Lifts, Hand Controls, Tie Downs, Turning Automotive Seating and other adaptive equipment are eligible for reimbursement under the terms of the various mobility programs offered by GM, Saturn, Ford and Daimler Chrysler, Toyota, and Lexus. These programs were established to provide cash payments to disabled drivers for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle, whether it is purchased outright or leased.
Through the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, customers can receive up to $1,000 reimbursement PLUS two extra years of standard OnStar service (a retail value of about $400 or more) at no additional cost when they buy or lease an eligible new GM vehicle and adapt it with eligible mobility equipment modifications (e.g., hand controls, scooter hoist, wheelchair lift). OnStar is the world’s most comprehensive in-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system and is available on more than 50 GM vehicles. Features include a Link to Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Automatic Crash Response, and more. Together, GM Mobility and OnStar can help provide greater mobility and a heightened sense of confidence. All GM brands (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, Pontiac, Saab and Saturn) are included in the program. Limit $1,000 total reimbursement per eligible vehicle. To qualify for the Reimbursement Program, vehicle must be adapted and a claim submitted within 12 months of the date of vehicle purchase/lease. To learn more, call the GM Mobility Assistance Center toll-free at 1-800-323-9935 or visit gmmobility.com.
Automobility is about buying or leasing a vehicle that’s exactly right for your lifestyle and transportation needs. When you buy or lease a new Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep vehicle from a participating dealer, Chrysler provides up to $1,000 cash reimbursement to help cover the cost of installing the adaptive driver or passenger equipment on your new vehicle. Conversions to minivans may be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1,000, while conversions to all other eligible Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep models qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $750. Dodge Sprinter models qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $500 on rear wheelchair lifts. For more information, contact Automobility Program Headquarters toll free at 800-255-9877, or in Canada call 800-265-6908. You may also visit chryslerautomobility.com.
Ford Motor Company
The Ford Mobility Motoring Program provides up to $1,200 toward the cost of adaptive equipment, or up to $200 for after-market alert hearing devices, lumbar support seats or running boards on a new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle (when not available from the factory.) Also available is Ford Credit Mobility Financing. Visit your local dealer for compete details.
The Jaguar Mobility Program provides financial reimbursement of up to $1,000 toward the installation of adaptive equipment and $200 toward the installation of an after-market alert hearing device on eligible new and previously untitled vehicles purchased or leased from a U.S. Jaguar dealer during program effective dates. Maximum reimbursement is $1,000. Please see your authorized Jaguar dealer for complete program information.
Lexus will provide a reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible retail customer, for the exact cost of purchasing and installing qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons with physical disabilities. This offer applies to all purchased or leased new 2001, 2002, and 2003 Lexus vehicles . Leased vehicles require written lessor approval of adaptive equipment installations. All vehicles must be delivered during the program period beginning October 1, 2001 and ending September 30, 2002. Click here for more information.
Customers will be reimbursed by the Saturn Mobility Program for the cost of after-market driver of passenger adaptive aids, including installation, or reinstallation, in an amount up to a maximum of $1000 when such equipment is installed on an eligible Saturn vehicle. For more information, contact the Saturn Mobility Program, toll free at 800-553-6000 (TTY Users: 800-833-6000). In Canada call 800-553-6000.
Assistance Program Guidelines – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will provide a reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible, original retail customer, for the exact cost they paid to purchase and install qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons with physical disabilities.* Click here for more information.
* Reimbursement will not be made in cases where the equipment and/or installation are being paid for by another source.
Volkswagen will refund $1000 on the purchase or lease of a new Volkswagen vehicle if vehicle access equipment is installed. For more information, contact Volkswagen of America, Inc., Mobility Access Program, PO Box 214378, Auburn Hills, MI, 48321-9975 or toll free at 1-800-DRIVE VW. Or visit Volkswagen on the web at www.vw.com.
Mobility by Volvo is an extension of the Volvo philosophy that travels from the Volvo Retailer to your driveway. The goal is to assist persons with mobility challenges or hearing impairments so their transportation needs will be met within the extraordinary comfort and safety of a specially adapted Volvo. Customers receive up to $1,000 in financial assistance toward the cost of adding adaptive equipment to an eligible new Volvo and up to $200 on an alert hearing device, per vehicle. Maximum reimbursement is $1,000.
Mobility by Volvo Center
P.O. Box 312290
Detroit, MI 48231
Phone: (800) 833-5222
TTY: (800) 833-0312
Fax: (800) 292-7842
Up to 10 years financing is available through Braun Financing for the purchase of new or preowned vehicles with new lowered floor conversions.
To see if you qualify, contact AVM at 352-622-4467.
FAAST – FL Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology – New Horizon Loans
New Horizon Loans is a program under the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology (FAAST) that provides loans for the purchase of assistive technology which would include adaptive driving equipment and personal mobility devices. Click Here to learn more.
The Veterans Administration provides funding for vehicles, vehicle conversions, adaptive driving equipment and personal mobility devices depending upon the program for which the veteran qualifies.
The veteran MUST be enrolled for VA services and assigned a primary care physician BEFORE consideration for VA funding for these services.
To learn more and find out the nearest VA facility to you in Florida visit http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?State=FL&dnum=ALL
Vocational Rehabilitation (Florida Department of Education)
You may be eligible for VR services if you have a goal to become employed and meet the following criteria:
- Your physical or mental disability interferes with your ability to become employed.
- VR’s help is necessary for you to prepare for, gain or retain employment.
If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for your disability, you are presumed eligible for VR services if you intend to become employed.
Funds are available for van conversions, adaptive driving equipment such as lifts and hoists as well as personal mobility device such as wheelchairs and scooters.
For more information visit www.rehabworks.org
Or call 1-800-451-4327