Affording the purchase or lease of a used or new wheelchair van can seem overwhelming. The same holds true if you’re trying to get equipment and modifications for vehicle operation and accessibility, like rear- or side-entry ramps, a platform or other type of lift, a turning automotive seating system or adaptive driving hand controls. Disability grants are out there for people with limited mobility living in West Virginia, waiting for your applications. Such financial aid is your key to getting a handicap van.
Scroll down to find promising places that award West Virginia disability grants. Many provide funding assistance directly; some make it a priority to help you determine the best sources of monetary support for your circumstances. Get in touch with these state government divisions, foundations and other organizations, and you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding all the available options.
It’s also worth reaching out to the employees and volunteers staffing state branches of charitable groups that support individuals with your specific cause of mobility impairment. They are leading information resources and often, they also supply disability grants themselves.
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SOURCES FOR WEST VIRGINIA DISABILITY GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE
West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
ADRCs are clearinghouses of sorts for the most current and reliable information about benefits, services and assistance you can receive as a disabled or senior citizen. Contact a certified mobility consultant for more information.
West Virginia Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
Your state has four separate AAA offices. If you or a loved one is struggling with mobility limitations in the face of aging, you can get assistance here. They can recommend places to seek monetary support, too. Speak with a mobility agent for details.
West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS)
Administered through West Virginia University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities, this program facilitates the acquisition of assistive technologies for disabled state residents. It will introduce you to a variety of options, including those for funding a wheelchair van.
Center for Excellence in Disabilities
West Virginia University
959 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 293-4692 or (888) 829-9426
West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance (DVA)
Are your mobility limitations the result of military service or VA treatments? If so, you may be eligible for disability grants through this department. It can help you afford a handicapped-accessible van, as well as with lots of other needs.
1514-B Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 558-3661 or (866) 984-8387
West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
Contact SILC if you or a disabled loved one is trying to enhance independence and community involvement with a handicapped-accommodating vehicle. The council doesn’t supply financial aid, but it will help you find it.
P.O. Box 625
Institute, WV 25112-0625
(304) 766-4624 or (855) 855-9743
West Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Through the State’s Division of Rehabilitation Services, disabled state residents can receive job training, placement services and other support with the goal of bringing about economic self-sufficiency through employment. If a handicapped-accessible vehicle would enable you to work, West Virginia VR may offer a disability grant to help pay for it. Reach out to a certified mobility consultant to discover how VR can help.
THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE RESOURCES FOR WEST VIRGINIA DISABILITY GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE.
If you know of or work with another State department, association or foundation in West Virginia that should be included on this page, please forward its information to [email protected].