Tax Tips & Funding Options

  • A doctor's prescription may exempt your purchase from sales tax and qualify for medical expenses on your taxes. Consult with your accountant for details.
  • If you operate a business that makes its vehicles accessible, income tax credits may be available. Consult with your accountant for details.
  • Veterans Administration (VA) programs that may cover all or part of your expenses may also be available, depending on your medical condition.
  • Your insurance company or workers' compensation policies may provide coverage for mobility products.
  • Contact state offices, such as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Alta California regional centers or the Division of Developmental Services to determine eligibility for additional funding.

Disability Assistance and Grants in California

Because wheelchair accessible full-size vans and minivans usually require extensive (and expensive) modifications, prices can seem out of reach for many people with disabilities and their caregivers. Modifications may include lowering the original manufacturer's floor and frame, altering doors to accommodate ramps or lifts, and installing custom driving controls for those who drive themselves.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, Destinations Mobility is able to offer a wide range of new and used wheelchair vehicles at the lowest possible price. Visit our online inventory to compare vehicles with features and prices ranging anywhere from around $10,000 to upwards of $70,000.

Fortunately, there are also many handicap van financing resources available to Californians with disabilities. Browse the resources below for funding assistance - and feel free to contact us with any questions.

 Disability Rights California

This organization advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to protect and advance the rights of California citizens with disabilities. Their Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps residents receive services from the Department of Rehabilitation.

1831 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-4114
800-776-5746
TTY: 800-719-5798

 Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)

The DOR’s Mobility Evaluation Program (MEP) provides driving evaluations for qualified individuals.

Mobility Evaluation Program (MEP) Office
9720 South Norwalk Boulevard
Santa Fe Spring, CA 90670
562-906-4972
Fax: 562-941-8719

 AT Network

AT Network strives to expand the accessibility of tools, resources, and technologies that promote independence and productivity for Californians with disabilities.

800-390-2699
TTY: 800-900-0706

 California Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The California VA helps veterans and their families receive the federal and state benefits that they are entitled to. This may include assistance with handicap van and adaptive technologies access.

1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
1-800-952-5626
TTY: 1-800-324-5966

 California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)

The SCDD ensures that Californians with developmental disabilities and their families receive the support and services they need.

1507 21st Street
Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95811
916-322-8481
866-802-0514
Fax: 916-443-4957

 California Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The SILC represents people with disabilities throughout California. It helps determine the allocation of funding for independent living.

1600 K Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-0142
866-866-7452
TTY: 866-745-2889
Fax: 916-445-5973

 Pacific Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Pacific ADA Center helps educate the public on the Americans with Disabilities act of 1990 and provides technical assistance and training. This is one of 10 ADA centers across the country and serves Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Basin.

555 12th Street
Suite 1030
Oakland, CA 94607-4046
510-285-5600
800-949-4232


 California Alta Regional Center

 California Department of Developmental Services

 California Department of Rehabilitation

 California Workers’ Compensation Insurance

 California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board

 US Department of Veterans Affairs

 Paralyzed Veterans of America

 ADA IRS Tax Credits and Deductions