Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Danielle McDonald
It can be difficult to purchase or lease a used or new wheelchair van. It can also be overwhelming to try and get modifications and equipment for vehicle operation and accessibility. This includes rear- or side-entry ramps, platform or other type of lift, adaptive driving hand controls, or a turning automotive seating system. There are disability grants available for West Virginia residents with limited mobility, and they are currently accepting applications. This financial aid will help you get a handicap van.
You may continue reading to see the promising locations that offer West Virginia disability grants. While many grant funding assistance directly, others make it a priority for you to determine the best source of financial support for your situation. Contact these foundations, state government divisions, and other organizations, and you won’t have any difficulty understanding the options available.
Furthermore, reach out to volunteers and employees at state branches of charitable groups that provide support for individuals with your particular cause of mobility impairments. They provide information resources and, often, grants for disabled people.
Sources for West Virginia Disability Grants and Assistance
West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
ADRCs acts as a clearinghouse for most up-to-date and reliable information on benefits, services, and assistance that senior citizens or disabled persons may receive.
West Virginia Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
There are four separate AAA offices in your state. You can receive assistance from them if you or someone you love is experiencing mobility problems due to aging. They can also recommend where to go for financial support.
This is the same as the AAA Disability Grants in Wisconsin.
West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS)
The West Virginia University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities administers this program. They also facilitate the purchase of assistive technology for state residents who are disabled. You will be able to access a range of options, including 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)
Do you have mobility problems because of VA treatment or military service? Then, this department may provide disability grants for you. It can help you afford a handicapped-accessible van and a lot 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)
Get in touch with the SILC if you or a disabled loved one is trying to enhance independence and community involvement with a handicapped-friendly vehicle. Although the council cannot provide financial assistance, they can help you locate it.
P.O. Box 625
Institute, WV 25112-0625
(304) 766-4624 or (855) 855-9743
This is the same as the ILC Disability Grants in Washington.
West Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
The Division of Rehabilitation Services provides job training, placement services, and other support to assist disabled residents in the state. This support intends to help them achieve economic independence through employment. If a handicapped-accessible vehicle would enable you to work, then the West Virginia VR may provide a disability grant to help pay for it.