United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension: Automobile and Adaptive Equipment Grant

United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension


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General Information
Description of ServiceServicemembers and Veterans may be eligible for a one-time payment of not more than $19,817 toward the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance if you have certain service-connected disabilities. The grant is paid directly to the seller of the automobile and the Servicemember or Veteran may only receive the automobile grant once in his/her lifetime.

Certain Servicemembers and Veterans may also be eligible for adaptive equipment. Adaptive equipment includes, but is not limited to, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and special equipment necessary to assist the eligible person into and out of the vehicle.

VA may provide financial assistance in purchasing adaptive equipment more than once. This benefit is payable to either the seller or the Veteran or Servicemember.

Important: You must have prior VA approval before purchasing an automobile or adaptive equipment.
Geographical AreaUnited States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clelsoarfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata,Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York counties)
Intake ProcedureInstructions for applying at VA website.
Intake RequirementsTo support a claim for automobile allowance, the evidence must show that you are service-connected or are treated as if service-connected under 38 U.S.C 1151, for a disability resulting in:
  • The loss, or permanent loss of use, of at least a foot or a hand, OR
  • Permanent impairment of vision in both eyes, resulting in
    • Vision of 20/200 or less in the better eye with glasses, OR
    • Vision that is better than 20/200, if there is a severe defect in your peripheral vision.
To support a claim for adaptive equipment, the evidence must show that you have a service-connected disability as shown above, OR you have ankylosis of at least one knee or one hip due to service-connected disability.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityEligibility Requirements (Automobile Grant)
  • You must be either a Servicemember who is still on active duty or a Veteran, AND
  • You must have one of the following disabilities that are either rated as service-connected or treated as if service-connected under 38 U.S.C 1151:
    • Loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both feet, OR
    • Loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both hands, OR
    • Permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to a certain degree.


Eligibility Requirements (Adaptive Equipment)
  • You must be either a Servicemember who is still on active duty or a Veteran, AND
  • meet the disability requirements for the automobile grant (see above), OR
  • have ankylosis (immobility of the joint) of one or both knees or hips that VA recognizes as being service-connected or treats as if service-connected under 38 U.S.C. 1151.
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 810 Vermont Avenue NW
Physical Site City, State, Zip Washington, DC 20420
Main Phone 800-827-1000
Hotline Phone 800-273-8255
Web Address www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-special-auto-allowance.asp
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
Affiliated Program: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension
This Service: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension: Automobile and Adaptive Equipment Grant
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Active Military (YN-0500)
Adapted Vehicles (LH-0600.0100-100)
Automobile Payment Assistance (BT-8300.0900)
Eligible Benefits Applicants (YC-1800)
People With Disabilities/Health Conditions (YJ-8750)
Veteran Disability Compensation Benefits (NS-1800.9000-920)
Veterans (YN-9000)