The two main programs offering assistance to non-service-connected veterans are the Van Modification Ingress/Egress Program and the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program. To be able to receive the funds from either of these programs, the veteran must be in the Veterans Health Administration system. Those veterans currently receiving care through a VA medical facility are already in the system and can apply for these vehicle mobility benefits. If not, they will need to apply for health care through the VA.
Van Modification Ingress/Egress
The Van Modification Ingress/Egress is a program providing funding to veterans for vehicular access equipment allowing safe entry and exit into and out of a vehicle. Non-service-connected veterans with conditions such as MS, ALS, quadriplegia, paraplegia or loss of use of both lower extremities are eligible to receive non-operational equipment to provide ingress and egress to the van. Non-operational equipment includes lifts, tie downs, a raised roof, raised doors and a passenger transfer seat.
Contact VMI and speak with one of our veteran advocates to find out if you are eligible and what is included in the Van Modification Ingress/Egress program.
Federal Supply Schedule Program
The VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program manages nine programs and almost 1,900 contracts for medical equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals and services. VMI’s is the first minivan conversion contracted through this program – FSS Contract V797D-30232/NAC Listing – and falls under the Van Modification Ingress/Egress program.
As part of this contract with the VA, eligible veterans can receive a Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country or veteran-supplied van with a VMI Ramp Lift System. All minivan models come with the option of installing either an in-floor ramp (NORTHSTAR), or fold-out ramp (SUMMIT). If eligible, VMI will connect veterans to their local authorized mobility dealer to begin the process of purchasing a lowered-floor minivan conversion through the VA.
Contact VMI to talk to one of our veteran advocates and find out if you could get a mobility vehicle through the FSS contract.