According to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (www.va.gov), of the 25 million Veterans currently alive, nearly three of every four served during a war or an official period of hostility. Additionally, about a quarter of the nation's population -- approximately 70 million people -- are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.
Ride-Away would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to you and all of our Veterans for allowing all of us to enjoy the freedoms we have every day as a result of your sacrifices. We have established an adaptive equipment maintenance program honoring our disabled Veterans, and we would also like to share some valuable Veteran's Administration benefits information with you.
Hal Compton Jr., CEO Hasco Medical Inc. “Helping Disabled Improve Quality of Life with the Right Equipment” at Marcum MicroCap Conference 2012
Adaptive Vehicle Veterans' Administration Benefits You May be Eligible For:
Did you know that you may be eligible for the following?
The Veterans' Administration offers a one-time automobile grant of $18,900 for 100% Service Connected Veterans. If you haven't used it yet, you can apply it towards a modified vehicle.
100% Service Connected Veterans are eligible for two vehicle conversions every four years or one every two years.
Veterans that trade their modified vehicle in every two years typically have less out-of-pocket expense getting into a new wheelchair van than a veteran that trades at a later date.
The Veterans' Administration will allow for the purchase of a pre-owned wheelchair van using their depreciation schedule for reimbursement.
Below is a hypothetical situation for explanatory purposes only:
A qualified Veteran trading in, for instance, a two year old Dodge Grand Caravan with a Braun Entervan II lowered floor conversion* with less than 24,000 miles could potentially get the following:
Purchase a current year Dodge Grand Caravan Base Model
Price After Current OEM Rebates**
Value of Trade-In
Out-of-pocket expense to Veteran
*VA pays for the lowered floor conversion
**Monthly rebates TBD every month by OEM
Veterans Administration conversion reimbursement
Out-of-pocket Veteran expense
Additionally, Veterans should be eligible for reimbursement from the Veterans' Administration for some of the OEM equipment on the wheelchair van, such as power windows, power locks and air conditioning - that's a $800-$3,000 value with no cost to you, the Veteran.
In appreciation of the great sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces, we have established the VetsMobileOps Program, which provides free operational maintenance on adaptive equipment for any disabled veteran.
Customers are immediately eligible if they have received automotive adaptive equipment, operational maintenance is not covered. To ensure our disabled Veterans have the safest and most reliable vehicle modifications and equipment possible, Ride-Away will cover the cost of operational maintenance through our VetsMobileOps Program.
How Does It Work?
Every six months, any disabled Veteran may take advantage of the VetsMobileOps Program by bringing his/her modified vehicle to any on of Ride-Away's 11 East Coast locations for a FREE accessibility and maintenance check. This check-up will include:
An inspection of your adaptive equipment
Cleaning of your adaptive equipment
Lubricating any parts, if necessary
Adjusting any parts, if necessary
A detailed operational maintenance form will be provided to the Veteran that will contain a written description of the work performed and a list of any items that may require future attention on your wheelchair accessible vehicle.
How Do You Schedule an Appointment? **
To schedule a VetsMobileOps Program appointment, please contact us at 877-659-9414
and let one of our Service Technicians perform our free operational maintenance check-ups as our way of saying "thank you" for all you have done for our country.
** Please note that it is NOT necessary for adaptive equipment to have originally been purchased from Ride-Away.
SMHASCO MEDICAL is a service mark of Hasco Medical, Inc.
Ride Away Handicap Equipment Corporation is a division of Hasco Medical, Inc.