Category Archives: Veterans

Veterans Mobility Safety Act Passes in Congress

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Several veteran and mobility related organizations have been working together for months to help get House Bill 3471 passed.  Known as the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, it now only needs President Obama to sign the bill into law which is expected to happen later this month.

The Veterans Mobility Safety Act will require vendors who supply veterans with accessible equipment to demonstrate compliance with quality and safety standards. The money that veterans receive for accessible products comes from the Automobile Adaptive Equipment program (AAE). Organizations such as Paralyzed Veterans of America and NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealer Association) applauded the new regulations. Read more

Veterans Benefits Administration Increases Special Auto Allowance

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Beginning October 1, 2016, eligible Service Members and Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities were granted an increase in the VA Auto Allowance program of (no more than) $20,235 toward the purchase of a vehicle. This is a one-time lifetime grant. Those qualified for the automobile grant may also qualify for the adaptive equipment grant, which is not limited to one time use.

It’s important to note that all individuals need to have prior VA approval before purchasing a vehicle. Read more

Marine Lance Corporal and Double Amputee Brandon Receives Wheelchair Van

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Brandon, a young veteran, made a huge sacrifice to his country. MobilityWorks and Help Our Military Heroes teamed up to pay it forward for Brandon.

Brandon Long was on his first deployment in Afghanistan in 2010 when he lost his legs to an IED blast just 2 days before his daughter Claire was born. Thanks to the MobilityWorks team and nonprofit Help Our Military Heroes, this deserving hero received the keys to a new BraunAbility Chrysler Town and Country.

Brandon Makes the Ultimate Sacrifice

Brandon was on foot patrol with his unit when he stepped on an IED. The young man’s squad worked hard to save his life. Read more

Join MobilityWorks Pittsburgh for their 10th Annual Mobility Expo

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, join MobilityWorks of Pittsburgh for their 10th Annual Mobility Expo. The event will take place at our MobilityWorks Pittsburgh store located at 1090 Mosside Blvd. in Wall, PA from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM.

The special one-day event will honor our veterans for their service, as well as bring together a unique blend of personal wellness advocates, mobility experts and transportation solutions under one roof. Read more

September is National Service Dog Month

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Each September we recognize the many service dogs who provide assistance, protection, companionship and confidence to their owners.

Service dogs serve those with debilitating medical conditions; from autism to blindness, seizure disorders and hearing impairments, diabetes and those who need physical assistance, and they also serve our wounded warriors suffering from conditions like PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and mobility issues. Read more