The VA's automobile grant will increase to a maximum of $21,058.69 effective October 1 for fiscal year 2019.
The fiscal 2018 maximum amount was $20,577.18.
The automobile grant is available for veterans who buy a new or used vehicle and have service-connected disabilities including:
- Loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both feet
- Loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both hands
- Permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to a certain degree
- Severe burn injury
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
The grant is paid directly by the VA to the seller of the vehicle for the total price up to $21,058.69. If it costs more than that amount, you must make up the difference.
You can only receive this grant one time.
If you qualify for the automobile grant and suffer from joint immobility of your knees or hips which was a result of your military service you may also qualify for the adaptive equipment grant which is a separate program, and payable more than once.
You will need to be approved for this grant by the VA, so don't just go out and buy a car hoping to be reimbursed, fill out the paperwork and get it approved BEFORE you begin shopping.
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