If you are covered by VA medical benefits there is a chance that you can acquire a wheelchair through your insurance provider. The first place to check to make sure you are eligible for a free wheelchair is your local VA center. They would be able to confirm whether the current physical condition you are in requires a manual or electric wheelchair.
Usually the VA center can directly get in contact with a manufacturer or distributor in order to assess what type of wheelchair the individual is eligible for. If you are eligible for a manual wheelchair, it means that the VA center assessed that you are able to propel yourself without needing a caretaker at all times.
Which Type of Wheelchair Deemed Necessary?
If a transport manual wheelchair is provided, then it means that you are not able to propel the chair yourself and would require a caretaker to push you places. The other option you can end up with is an electric chair. An electric wheelchair is harder to qualify for since you would need to exhibit symptoms of certain conditions in order to become eligible.
All of the cases where the VA Center gives out a chair, they vigorously study them in order to make sure that the individual truly needs the device to get around.
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