The current, one-time Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Automobile Allowance Grant of roughly $21,500 covers anywhere from one-half to one-third of the cost to procure a vehicle to accommodate certain disabilities that resulted from a condition incurred or aggravated during active military service. The substantial costs of modified vehicles, coupled with inflation, present a financial hardship for many disabled veterans who need to replace their primary mode of transportation once it reaches its lifespan. Due to the high cost to procure replacement vehicles, veterans often retain them beyond their reliability point.
PVA supports the AUTO for Veterans Act (H.R. 1361/S. 444), which would allow eligible veterans to receive an Automobile Allowance Grant every ten years for the purchase of an adapted vehicle.