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Automobiles and Adaptive Equipment

If you have a service-connected disability that prevents you from driving, we may pay up to $25,603.02 toward a specially equipped vehicle for you; additionally, VA will pay for adaptive equipment, or for repair, replacement, and reinstallation of automobile equipment required because of disability.

Eligibility Requirements

You may be eligible for VA automobile allowance or adaptive-equipment benefits if you have a disability that’s related to your service (called a service-connected disability) and that includes at least one of these conditions.

At least one of these must be true for you:

  • You have loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both feet, or
  • You have loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both hands, or
  • You have permanent decreased vision in both eyes: 20/200 vision or less in your better eye with glasses, or greater than 20/200 vision but with a visual field defect that has reduced your peripheral vision to 20 degrees or less in your better eye, or
  • You have a severe burn injury, or
  • You have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or
  • You have ankylosis in one or both knees or hips (this qualifies you only for an adaptive-equipment grant)
Last updated: 29/05/2024 10:27