Last updated in June of 2016. Terms and conditions of the programs listed below change frequently. Please refer to the provider of the program for the most accurate information.
If you’re someone who requires physical assistance when it comes to your vehicle, Discount Ramps has great news for you! Adaptive equipment, which may include our wheelchair and scooter ramps and lifts, is eligible for cash reimbursement under the terms of various mobility programs offered by major auto manufacturers and government programs.
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 lift.
And, if you’re aware of a program not listed below, please help expand this resource by contacting us with the details of the program so we can add it to our list:
Auto Manufacturer Programs
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
Chrysler (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT)
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; 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
TTY users: 800-922-3826
General Motors (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC)
Through the General Motors Mobility Program, customers who have purchased or leased a Chevrolet Express or GMC Savana can receive up to a $1,200 reimbursement toward the cost of eligible adaptive equipment, and customers who have purchased or leased other qualifying Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC models can receive up to a $1,000 reimbursement. Customers with special transportation needs may also qualify for two years of OnStar Guidance Plan service on equipped vehicles. 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
The Honda Customer Mobility Assistance Program provides 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 assists Hyundai owners by providing up to $1,000 reimbursement toward the cost of installation of new adaptive equipment in a new Hyundai vehicle purchased from an authorized Hyundai dealership. For more information about the Hyundai Mobility Program, please visit the company’s website:
Assistance may be available from your Jaguar dealership. Contact them directly. To find your nearest Jaguar dealership, visit Jaguar's website:
Lexus provides a reimbursement of up to $1,000 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 $1,000 on new Subaru vehicles in the United States, to assist qualifying owners in obtaining necessary vehicle modifications for physical disabilities. All Subaru models are eligible for the Mobile-It-Ease program. 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. For more information, please visit the Toyota Mobility Program’s website:
Volkswagen will provide up to $1,000 towards the purchase and installation of lift equipment, carriers, hand controls, pedal extensions or other assistance equipment on any eligible new Volkswagen model. A photocopy of a signed Purchase (Bill of Sale) or Lease Agreement for a new eligible Volkswagen model must accompany the claim form. For more information, and to receive a copy of the claim form, 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. Owners must mail their Volvo sales contract, paid adaptive equipment installation invoice, and medical prescription (if a clear definition of need does not exist) to Volvo for reimbursement. For more information, visit Mobility by Volvo‘s website:
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: https://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.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
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 https://www.ssa.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 an Automobile Adaptive Equipment program to veterans with certain physical injuries. The program provides reimbursement for necessary equipment and vehicle conversions, and also trains veterans how to safely operate their vehicles.
For more information on this program, visit the program’s page on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website:
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