Payment Sources

Payment sources for vehicle modification and alternative transportation services include, but are not limited to, health insurance, automobile insurance, workers' compensation, vocational rehabilitation and philanthropic organizations.
  1. Vocational Rehabilitation:  Patients who do not qualify for workers' compensation may qualify for vocational rehabilitation services.  If a person is to return to work, Vocational Rehabilitation may pay for vehicle modification and interim transportation services.
  2. Worker's Compensation:  Patients who are injured or suffer illness in connection with their employment may draw workers' compensation benefits.  The costs of vehicle modification and accessible van rental in the interim may be covered under workers' compensation.
  3. Insurance:  Vehicle insurance is a payment source for patients recovering from injuries due to automobile accidents or in cases where a disabled driver's vehicle is being repaired after an accident. Auto insurance companies cover the cost of accessible van rentals until repairs to the client's vehicle can be completed or until a replacement vehicle is found.  To read an article published in Paraplegia News about this subject, go to
  4. Philanthropic Organizations are another source of financial assistance.  Many non-profit organizations that advocate for people with disabilities have waiver programs or grants that will pay for adaptive equipment.
  5. Manufacturer Rebates:  Major auto manufacturers also offer rebates of up to $1000. toward adaptive equipment on new vehicles.  When purchasing a new vehicle the customer should request a rebate application from the dealership.

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