Are You a Veteran?

You may qualify for the VA to pay for your adaptive equipment. You may also qualify for an auto grant and/or a converted wheelchair accessible van.

Benefits and Services AvailableFederal Booklet.pdf

VA provides a wide range of benefits including, Disability, Education and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Home Loan Guaranty, Dependant and Survivor Benefits, Medical Treatment, Life Insurance and Burial Benefits. VA Benefits in Brief is a printable document that provides an at-a-glance description of VA benefits, as well as contact phone numbers and locations.

Department of Veteran’s Automotive ProgramVHA Handbook 1173.4

The Department of Veteran’s has a program to assist you in your purchase of a wheelchair accessible van. Coverage depends on whether the veteran is Service Connected or Non-Service Connected. Not sure what Service Connected means? Click this link for an article that explains what they mean by service connected. (Click Here) Click the following links for more information about the two assistance programs.

VA Service Connected Assistance
VA Non-Service Connected Assistance

Helpful Forms for VA Automotive Assistance Program

VHA 10-1394
VBA 21-4502

Eligibility for VA Benefits
You may be eligible for VA benefits if you area:

  • Veteran, Veteran’s dependent
  • Surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased Veteran
  • Uniformed service member
  • Present or former reservist or National Guard member

How to Apply for VA Benefits

VA has several ways to apply for your benefits depending on your category and status.
The Pre-Discharge Program
A joint VA and Department of Defense (DoD) program that affords service members the opportunity to file claims for disability compensation up to 180 days prior to separation or retirement from active duty or full time National Guard or Reserve duty (Titles 10 and 32). Read more on the Pre-Discharge Program.

The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Application)Click here for link to Application
The VONAPP web site is an official VA web site that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet.

Apply at your Local Regional Offices
VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms.

Active Duty
Pre-Discharge Program
VONAPP
Local Regional Offices
Surviving Spouse/Child/Parent

VONAPP
Local Regional Offices
Veteran/Veteran Dependant

VONAPP
Local Regional Offices
What Is VA Disability Compensation?
Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free.

Who Is Eligible?
You may be eligible for disability compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.

How Much Does VA Pay?
The amount of basic benefit paid ranges, depending on how disabled you are.

Note: You may be paid additional amounts, in certain instances, if:

  • you have very severe disabilities or loss of limb(s)
  • you have a spouse, child(ren), or dependent parent(s)
  • you have a seriously disabled spouse

Please see the Compensation Rate Tables for specific percentages of disability and the rates paid.

How Can You Apply?
You can apply by filling out VA Form 21-526, Veterans Application for Compensation and/or Pension. If you have any of the following material, please attach it to your application:

  • Discharge or separation papers (DD214 or equivalent)
  • Dependency records (marriage & children’s birth certificates)
  • Medical evidence (doctor & hospital reports)

You can also apply online through the VA web site at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp.

Additional Veteran Resources :

Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Tips for Your Next PCS Move
Service Members’ Legal Rights While on Active Duty
Guide to Financial Assistance for Military Families
Sesame Street for Military Families
Employment Resources for Military Spouses