4.1. Finding Funding: An Overview
Chapter 4: Finding Funding - An Overview
Now you are entering one of the more complicated parts of getting the right wheelchair. It is important to stay calm during this process and ask for help from consumer organizations, your wheelchiar team and friends, and family members if the process gets overwhelming. There are many ways to fund your wheelchair, from traditional funding options, such as private (ex: Blue Cross) and public (ex: Medicare and Medicaid), to alternative funding sources, such as community organizations. So, try to remain calm focus and get creative.
In this chapter we will answer the following questions:
- What are traditional funding sources?
- What do I do if I can't get my wheelchair fully paid for by my insurance?
- What paperwork do I need?
- How long will it take to get funding and my wheelchair?