Improve Mobility with These Options for Financing a Van
There are enough challenges raising a child with special needs, and transportation and mobility should not add undue stress. Equipping a vehicle for wheelchair or specialty stroller access can be expensive, not to mention that the child could outgrow their current chair, and the van would either need to be re-customized, or a new one would have to be purchased.
Finding options to improve affordability can be beneficial. It should not be surprising to know that there are companies offering help. In this report, we will look at some of the options available to parents that may lessen the financial and emotional stress burden this situation can bring.
Special Kids Fund
This organization allows individuals to donate their used vans that no longer serve their needs so that they can be given to other families in need. A benefit to the donor is that they get a full tax credit for the price of their van.
The following information is required when requesting a vehicle:
- Details of the type of accessible vehicle needed
- Disability involved
- Financial need
- Phone number and address
- Whether the van is for a disabled veteran (for adults) or if a VET is asking for a disabled family member
If a vehicle is located in the individual’s area, they will have to carry car insurance, register the vehicle, and pick it up from the donor. If you have a financial need, this is an option to try. Also – please keep this organization in mind if you have a vehicle to donate.
This resource offers handicap vehicle shopping tools to help you start your mobility search. If you are just beginning your search, this is an excellent starting point. They link you to funding options based on your home state.
For wheelchair vehicle grants and financial assistance, you start by selecting your state. Local BraunAbility dealers can also offer financial aid resources.
Further down on the page is a link to manufacturers that provide automotive discounts, rebates, or assistance on mobility equipment.
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