Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Revisions to the Auto Grant Program

Department of Veterans AffairsEffective October 1, 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs has increased the amount of money granted to service-connected veterans under the one-time VA Auto Grant Program from $11,000 to $18,900.

If a veteran is approved for an auto grant and enters into negotiations with a mobility dealer, and then orders a vehicle and/or places a deposit on a vehicle, he or she would be eligible for up to $18,900 as long as the date of sale and submission to the VA for reimbursement is after October 1, 2011.

The original intent of the VA Auto Grant Program, which was established in 1946, was to cover the full cost of a vehicle, then about $1,600. With the new increase, the grant meets about 66% of an average vehicle’s cost. The auto allowance has also been indexed, which means that the amount of the grant will adjust for inflation each year.

For more information, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Auto Grant Program.

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1 Comment by stefanie mason on October 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

To whom this may concern, Recently I heard about the vehicle grant program and was wondering if I am eligible for the grant, what the process is, the requirements, and how long the process takes.

I’m in the process to medically retire from the army with a 100% disability rating and was going to purchase a vehicle in 5 days. What do I need to do to get a grant. Thank you Stefanie

Comment by stefanie mason on October 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

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2 Comment by ron bielicki on August 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I just leased a vechile,but not eligible until sept for reimbursement for adaptive equipment did I purchase to early

Comment by ron bielicki on August 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

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