Rebates for as much as $1,000 are available to help pay for the cost of wheelchair ramps, lifts, carriers and other adaptive equipment from these excellent mobility programs
If you’re someone who requires physical assistance when it comes to your vehicle, DiscountRamps.com has great news for you! Wheelchair ramps, lifts, and other mobility equipment for cars are eligible for cash reimbursement under the terms of various mobility programs offered by major auto manufacturers and state municipalities.*
These programs were established to provide cash payments to disabled drivers for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle, whether it is purchased outright or leased. Take a look at all of the programs listed below to see if you are eligible for any of these incentives to help in paying for your wheelchair ramp or vehicle-mounted wheelchair lift.
And, if you’re aware of a program not listed below, please help us expand this resource by contacting us with the details of the program so that we can add it to our list:
The Acura Mobility Program supports the mobility needs of drivers and passengers with physical disabilities, allowing them to make full use of their vehicle without hindrance or restriction. When you purchase or lease an Acura vehicle, you will be provided with a cash reimbursement of up to $1,000 of the cost of aftermarket adaptive equipment, installed on any eligible vehicle within 12 months of vehicle delivery. For more information about the Acura Mobility Program, please visit the company’s website:
BMW accessibility rebates vary by dealership and can be inquired about and explained via BMW’s Mobile Service number at 800-831-1117. Through this number, you’ll be connected with a trained employee who can assist in compiling unique information about rebate programs associated with mobility issues. For more information, please contact BMW or visit the company’s website:
Toll free: 800-831-1117
When the customer buys or leases any new Chrysler Group vehicle (Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT), Chrysler Group will provide cash reimbursement to help cover the cost of installing adaptive driver or passenger equipment on that vehicle. Conversions to Chrysler Group vehicles qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $1,000; running boards qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $400; and alerting devices qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $200. For more information, visit the company’s website or contact the Chrysler Auto Mobility Program:
Toll free: 800-255-9877
Canada: 800-265-6908 or 313-916-9448
The Ford Mobility Motoring Program provides the customer with a check, directly from a Ford or Lincoln dealer, for up to $1,000 toward the exact cost of the installation of adaptive equipment when purchasing or leasing any eligible new Ford or Lincoln vehicle. For more information, visit the company’s website or contact the Ford Mobility Motoring Program:
Toll free: 800-952-2248
TTY users: 800-833-0312
Through the GM Mobility Program, a customer will be reimbursed for an amount matching the cost of after-market driver or passenger adaptive aids, including installation or reinstallation, up to a maximum of $1,000 when such equipment is installed on an eligible GM vehicle. For more information, visit the company’s website or contact the GM Mobility Assistance Center:
Toll free: 800-323-9935
TTY users: 800-833-9935
Canada: 800-263-3777 or 905-644-6624
The Honda Customer Mobility Assistance Program is proud to support the mobility needs of drivers and passengers with physical disabilities. Honda will provide a reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible, original retail customer for installing qualifying adaptive equipment on any eligible purchased or leased Honda vehicle. A qualified professional must install adaptive technologies within six months of vehicle delivery to qualify for reimbursement. For more information, visit Honda’s Customer Mobility Assistance Program website:
Hyundai Motor America offers those persons with physical disabilities the opportunity to take advantage of reimbursed expenses through the Hyundai Mobility Program. This program assists Hyundai owners with up to $1,000 toward the cost of installation of new adaptive equipment in a new Hyundai vehicle purchased by an authorized Hyundai dealership. A qualified professional must perform the installation of adaptive technologies within 12 months of vehicle delivery to quality. For more information about the Hyundai Mobility Program, please visit the company’s website:
The Jaguar Mobility Program provides financial reimbursement of up to $1,000 toward the installation of adaptive equipment and $200 toward the installation of an after-market alert hearing device on eligible new and previously untitled vehicles purchased or leased from a U.S. Jaguar dealer. For more information about the Jaguar Mobility Program, please contact the company by phone:
Toll free: 800-207-5517
TTY users: 800-833-0312
Lexus provides a reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible, original retail vehicle for the exact cost paid to purchase and install qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons with physical disabilities. Vehicles must be adapted within 12 months of delivery date and may only be applied towards new model vehicles (within five years). Leased vehicles require advance written lessor approval of adaptive-equipment installations. For more information, please visit the company’s website or contact the Lexus Mobility Program:
Toll free: 800-255-3987 or 800-443-4999
The Subaru Mobile-It-Ease Program is designed to provide reimbursement of up to $500 on new Subaru vehicles in the United States, to assist qualifying owners in obtaining necessary vehicle modifications for physical disabilities. Subaru Legacy, Outback, Impreza, Forester and Tribeca models modified with the following features are eligible: left-hand gear shifter, hand and foot controls, servo-assisted controls, steering devices, pedal extensions and wheelchair housing, as well as runners and ramps, among other assistive technologies. For more information about the Subaru Mobile-It-Ease Program, visit the company’s website or contact the company via phone:
Toll free: 800-782-2783
Toyota will provide cash reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible, original retail vehicle, for the cost of purchasing and installing qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons with physical disabilities. Vehicles must be adapted within 12 months of delivery date and may only be applied towards new model vehicles (within five years). For more information, please visit the Toyota Mobility Program’s website:
Volkswagen will reimburse up to $1,000 on the purchase or lease of a new Volkswagen vehicle if an authorized equipment dealer installs qualifying accessibility equipment, including ramps, runners and assistive devices. For more information contact Volkswagen:
Toll free: 800-822-8987
Mobility by Volvo provides up to $1,000 in financial assistance toward the cost of adding adaptive equipment to an eligible new model Volvo and up to $200 on alert hearing devices. Maximum reimbursement is $1,000 towards adaptive technologies. For more information, visit Volvo‘s website:
Website (Mobility by Volvo F.A.Q.s)
Website (Contact Form)
Most state Medicaid providers do not have a master list of medical equipment that is covered by the program, however any medical equipment can be approved on a case-by-case basis when a request for funding is presented through a prior approval process. After being placed on a Medicaid Waiver list, Medicaid may pay for adaptive equipment. For a full list of Medicaid Offices, please visit: http://www.medicaid.gov/
In special cases, Medicare will foot the bill for adaptive vehicle equipment, provided a qualified practitioner performs a specialty evaluation. More information can be obtained by calling toll free at 800-633-4227.
SSI eligibility and payment amounts for assistive vehicle components are based on income and other variables on a case-by-case basis. SSI offers a Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) program, which helps those with disabilities pay for items or services needed to achieve a specific employment goal, inclosing assistive vehicle technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/pass.htm.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Often sales-tax exemptions and other out-of-pocket costs on assistive equipment can qualify for tax deductions as medical expenses. If an adaptation qualifies as a medical necessity, it can be deducted from federal taxes. For more information, contact a tax professional at 1-800-829-1040 and ask for IRS publications with extensions 3966, 907 and 502.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a grant that allows veterans and active duty service members to purchase a new or used automobile to accommodate certain disabilities that resulted from an injury incurred during military service. There are two parts to the grant and both require a separate filing, however some veterans could be eligible for both parts:
For more information on this program, please call toll free at 800-827-1000 or read the VA’s “Automobile and Special Adaptive Equipment Grants” fact sheet (PDF).
*Some exclusions may apply. See program details for more information.
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