Alternative Funding Sources for Your Special Needs Van
- July 1, 2016
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For individuals with special needs, a van conversion is the key to maintaining an independent lifestyle. Unfortunately, it can seem out of reach for some. But with so many alternative funding sources available today, there are more opportunities than ever before for individuals to get the wheelchair accessible vehicle that meets their needs so they can maintain their independent living.
Low Interest Loans
Some conversion van manufacturers, including FR Conversions offer low interest loans to help individuals afford a wheelchair accessible vehicle that is adapted to their specials needs. It’s one of the fastest and most convenient ways to get a van conversion with all of the adaptive equipment you prefer. Many of these loans offer low down payments with extended terms that make monthly payments more affordable. And you can drive away as soon as the vehicle is ready.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state social services program that helps people with physical or mental disabilities with job training and employment opportunities. Help with assisted technology and devices are one of the many services they provide. A similar program, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is available for veterans.
The advent of crowd sourcing has opened the door to a funding source that didn’t exist. With the help of online crowd sourcing sites like GoFundMe, many individuals with disabilities have raised donations from generous and kind-hearted citizens around the world that have made it possible for them to maintain their independence through mobility. While the space is a bit a crowded with millions of individuals competing for donations, it can be beneficial for individuals when other financial options have been exhausted.
While these are the most common sources of alternative funding, it is not an exhaustive list. Working with a mobility dealer like FR Conversions can significantly increase your chances of obtaining special needs funding from a variety of traditional and alternative sources. Many alternative funding sources, including grants from non-profit organizations, often feel more comfortable when a dealer is involved in the process because it ensures that the funds will be used for the intended purpose.