For 45 years since 1974, R&R Mobility has been proudly serving veterans like you. We not only understand but know the insane difficulties and hoops we, veterans, our families, and caregivers must jump through when navigating the complex and often complicated jungle of Disability Programs available to veterans to keep us mobile and independent. Our motto says it all: Driving Independence Forward™
Our mobility experts are here to help you, providing you with the resources, tools, links, forms, and websites you will need to obtain accessible vehicles, scooter lifts, and adaptive driving equipment. We suggest you bookmark our page for easy access and quick reference to minimize your stress.
Whether or not you were injured while in the service, if you’re a veteran, R&R Mobility is proud to work with you and your local VA to resolve any issues.
The following National organizations may also help you in learning more about additional Veterans Administration benefits and other assistance programs.
Our Mission: To honor and serve our veterans.
How to Get Started with Veterans Affairs Disability Program
Before continuing, you need to know if you qualify for VA mobility benefits. The below disabilities, resulting from injury or disease received or aggravated during active service qualify you for benefits:
Loss, or permanent loss of use, of at least one foot
Loss, or permanent loss of use, of at least one hand
Blindness, or permanent vision impairment of both eyes, consistent with VA disability guidelines.
Severe burn injuries resulting from deep, partial, or full thickness burns that cause contracture or limits motion of one or more extremities that preclude effective operation of automobile.
If any of these injuries apply to you, download the application, VA Form 21-4502 or call 844-698-2311 to request it, fill it out and submit it. Visit beneftis.gov for additional details. Additionally, you can find more information on programs for Automobile Allowance and Automobile Adaptive Equipment. To apply for adaptive Equipment for motor vehicles, Download EQ Form 10-1394 or call 844-698-2311 to request it. The AAE (Automobile Adaptive Equipment) program enables physically challenged individuals to enter, exit, and/or operate a motor vehicle or other means of transportation.
Additional Resources for Disabled Veterans
Below is a list of 3rd party resources R&R Mobility has prepared to aid you in your efforts along with a link to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. Many of these organizations may help you learn about additional Veterans Administration benefits and other assistance programs. You may already know some or all these organizations.
If you know of other organizations not listed here, please contact us at https://rrvan.com/contact and send us a message so we can add them to our resource list.
National Association of American Veterans™ “NAAV Military Family Program seeks to ease the burden of caregivers, who are unexpectedly thrust into the caregiver role, by providing coaches and trainers to equip them with tools, training, and resources needed to become effective caregivers. NAAV works with leaders in the military and civilian community to build partnerships for the association. Aside from the large metropolitan and urban areas, NAAV has concentrated assistance efforts to rural area and southern communities, with outreach to returning soldiers and veterans in Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.”
Address: National Association of American Veterans, Inc. 1725 I Street, NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006
Disabled American Veterans, DAV “DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, the organization provides more than 600,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims. In 2018, DAV helped veterans receive more than $20 billion in earned benefits.
“DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors. DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.
“With nearly 1,300 chapters and more than 1 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.”
Address: 3725 Alexandria Pike ,Cold Spring, KY 41076
Mailing Address: PO Box 1430, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
Phone: 877-426-2838 (877-I AM A VET)
Contact Form: https://www.dav.org/contact-us/
Paralyzed Veterans of America “Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
“PVA will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for:
- Quality health care for our members,
- Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction,
- Benefits available as a result of our members’ military service,
- Civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of our members.
“To enable Paralyzed Veterans to continue to honor this commitment, we must recruit and retain members who have the experience, energy, dedication, and passion necessary to manage the organization and ensure adequate resources to sustain the programs essential for Paralyzed Veterans of America to achieve its mission.”
Address: 801 Eighteenth Street, NW. Washington, DC 20006-3517
“The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Our purpose is: to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women; to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.”
Address: National Headquarters, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Veterans Of Foreign Wars, VFW “The VFW offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans of every generation. Whether that means providing free, professional help filing or appealing a VA claim, offering scholarships for post-secondary education or providing emergency financial relief when times get tough, the VFW is there for America’s veterans.
“Our nationwide network of service officers are experts at navigating the VA system. These trained professionals assist veterans filing for their VA claims and help veterans get the benefits they deserve.
“The mental well-being of America’s veterans is of the utmost importance to the VFW. This vital initiative allows us to positively impact a great number of veterans, and help to change the narrative associated with mental wellness.”
And, of course, VFW has posts around the country and worldwide where veterans can meet, socialize, and relax.
Address: National Headquarters, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Veterans Benefits Administration “To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise ‘To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan’ by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.
“To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.”
Address: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420
Ask Vets First “Since 1946, VetsFirst is a program of United Spinal Association that assists veterans and their eligible family members in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to, deserve and need. VetsFirst leads the way in advocating for veterans living with disabilities and ensuring they achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life.”
VetsFirst’s priorities are based on three core principles that will improve the lives of veterans with disabilities:
Core Principle—1: Community Integration and Independence
- Accessible Housing
Core Principle—2: Timely Access to Quality VA Health Care and Benefits
- VA Compensation and Pension Benefits
- VA Health Care
Core Principle—3: Rights of Veterans with Disabilities
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disabilities Treaty)
Online College’s U.S. Service Member’s Guide to Academic Programs and Aid
Online College is a website, which provides an extensive list of resources to help veterans find academic tuition reimbursement, financial aid, grants, scholarships, survivor awards, and numerous additional important programs.
“Our team of internal experts and collaborative partners is dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date, accurate information about the online learning experience. Our online college rankings, student guides, and in-depth analyses of current online education trends fill a gap in the resources available to help students, instructors, and parents. These include resources and tips on topics ranging from financial aid and accreditation, to study skills and career planning.”
Address: PO Box 524314, Houston, TX 77052
Phone: (1) 202.367.9383
The following three links are provided by Moneygeek.com, a powerful financial resource for veterans and civilians alike.
“Here’s what we offer: Explanations on money topics that go deep enough but don’t feel like reading a dry textbook. Step-by-step instructions and checklists. Calculators that actually tell you what’s going on with the numbers in plain English. Questions answered by industry experts. We want you to quickly figure out what’s best for your financial life, without muss or stress.”
Housing Benefits for Veterans “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a variety of housing benefits to eligible veterans and service members, including mortgages that don’t require a down payment, housing grants for veterans with service-related disabilities and rental assistance for veterans in need.
“Whether you are a renter, plan to buy a home, or need housing assistance because of special circumstances such as disability, this guide can help you identify what type of help you may be able to get from the VA.”
Additionally, a variety of nonprofits provide housing benefits to qualifying veterans and their families from mortgage guaranty programs, housing grants, to foreclosure prevention, and state assistance Be sure you explore all the avenues of assistance.
Besides the G.I. Bill, You can find many education funding sources. Both you and your family can take advantage of the many available scholarships up to $10,000 or more more.
Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging for any veteran. Various resources for job-hunting veterans are available including transition assistance programs, employment sites specifically for veterans, and employment toolkits.
HELPING YOU NAVIGATE YOUR VETERAN BENEFIT OPTIONS
“From the beginning, Aging.com has served as a resource to help seniors and their families learn more about the specifics of planning for their later years. From aging in place to insurance to government programs, we’ve got what you need to know to continue enjoying a long, healthy life.
“We’ve designed our user-friendly guides to walk you through everything you need to know to make informed decisions on the key questions facing you and your family. Helping you plan, implement, and relax is the core of our mission.
“If you’re a senior today, chances are you’ll live longer and have more control over your life than seniors in any previous generation. At Aging.com, we’re dedicated to connecting seniors like you with public and private organizations that can help you prepare your home, your bank account, your body, and your mind to age your way.”
Address: 1200 G Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20005
We at R&R Mobility take our integrity seriously and consider it a privilege to help you and your fellow veterans be mobile and independent. We are here to help you obtain the necessary forms to help you follow the correct procedures the VA requires to get you in a vehicle, and we’ll work with you and your local VA to resolve any issues that might arise.
Our resource list is continually being updated. As we learn of more resources for you, We will add them to our list.
If you know or hear of additional resources we may have missed and/or omitted, please contact us at https://rrvan.com/contact and send us a message, so we can add it to our list to keep up to date.
Please be sure to check back frequently for any resource updates.
Best of luck to you.