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VA - Grant - Automobiles and Adaptive Equipment for Disabled Veterans and Servicemembers

Veterans-Active Duty > VA - Grant - Automobiles and Adaptive Equipment for Disabled Veterans and Servicemembers


Program Description:

There is a one-time payment by VA of not greater than $11,000 toward the purchase of an automobile or other transportation. VA also pays for adaptive equipment, or for repair, replacement, and reinstallation of automobile equipment required because of disability. These payments may be made multiple times during the veteran's life.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have one of the following disabilities that are the result of injury or disease incurred or aggravated during active service:

  • Permanent loss of use of at least one foot or hand, or
  • Serious, permanent vision impairment in both eyes.
If you have ankylosis (stiff or immobile joint) of at least one knee or hip due to a service-connected disability, you may qualify for adaptive equipment, without the automobile grant.

You can qualify for this benefit even if you??re still on active duty. If you??re a veteran, your discharge must have been given under other than dishonorable conditions.

There is no requirement as to length of service.

National Guard and Reserve members who were activated for federal military service and later separated are considered to be veterans. Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are considered to be active duty members and veterans, once discharged.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

To apply for this program, call 1-800-827-1000 and request the form "Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment? (VA Form 21-4502) be mailed to you. Fill out the form and return it to VA, as indicated on the form, and you will be notified regarding you eligibility status.


Program Contact Information:

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Managing Agency:

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

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