The Department of Veteran Affairs is a great resource for making mobility equipment accessible and affordable through available benefits. There are several options available to shoppers for new equipment as well as those looking for upgrades with their current equipment. One option is to accept a special benefit allowance for...

  A new website from The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is part of the VA’s ongoing commitment to support the rehabilitation and recovery of disabled veterans through participation in adaptive sports. The Paralympic Program website provides users with a comprehensive overview of the benefits available to disabled veterans participating...

Mobility dealers have converted ordinary vehicles into wheelchair accessible vans, mobility trucks, cars and minivans for people with disabilities for more than 50 years. When baby boomers turned 60 (the first on Jan. 1, 2006), they realized the benefits of easy accessibility that mobility dealers offered. Now, some of our...

Want to participate in a fast action sport? Try sledge hockey (also called sled hockey) - an exciting ice skating experience for people with disabilities. It's growing in popularity with Americans with disabilities. In fact, every state has a sled team; and both the U.S. and Canada have national sled...

  Registration for the largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, is now open through April 15, 2012. Scheduled for June 25-30 in Richmond, Virginia, this event offers sports to veterans with disabilities who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations and neurological...

Veterans with disabilities know the special significance of Nov. 11—Veterans Day, which honors veterans of all wars for their patriotism and willingness to serve in the military and sacrifice for our country. One organization in particular—the Wounded Warrior Project—is very involved in raising awareness of our veterans’ needs. The Wounded...

  As of May 2011, the Veterans Administration provides additional support for eligible post-9/11 veterans who receive care in a home setting from a primary caregiver, plus financial help to caregivers and respite and benefits payments. The stipends pay a monthly average of $1,600. Caregiver Website Caring for anyone with...

Purchasing a wheelchair van or having your own vehicle modified for your disabilities is costly. To help our veterans and service members with disabilities, the Veterans Administration offers financial assistance to purchase a new or used vehicle and/or have a vehicle adapted. To purchase a vehicle A grant (up to...