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Are you a military veteran with a service-connected disability (one that was sustained while serving) that makes it impossible to operate a vehicle by yourself? If so, you may be eligible for benefits and compensation that would could make this disadvantage a thing of the past.
Do you suffer from any one of these?
– Loss or permanent loss of use of one or both feet
– Loss or permanent loss of use of one or more 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 lessened your peripheral to 20 degrees or less in your better eye
– Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
– Severe burn injury
– Ankylosis in one or both knees or hips (this qualifies for an adaptive-equipment grant only)
If you suffer from any one of these, you could be in line to receive benefits.
What Exactly Are the Benefits/Compensation?
Either a one-time payment of not more than $20,235.20 to help purchase a specially-equipped vehicle and/or one or more adaptive-equipment grants to change a vehicle with power steering, brakes, seats, windows or lift equipment to help you get into and out of the vehicle.
How Can an Eligible Veteran Get These Benefits/Compensation?
Before purchasing a vehicle or any kind of adaptive equipment, get approval by applying here.
Once finished, you can check on the status of the disability claim here.
Forms You’ll Need
This one for the one-time payment to help purchase a specially-equipped vehicle.
And this one — for the adaptive equipment grant.