Written by Mobility Expert Donald R. Rowe
Are you in need of a mobility scooter but unable to afford one? If so, you are not alone. The high costs of mobility scooters prevent many people living with disabilities from purchasing or even renting, one. The consequences can be devastating, forcing people to sacrifice freedom, independence, and outdoor opportunities.
Thankfully, regardless of your financial status, there several ways to get a free mobility scooter without paying a penny.
Medicare, charities, and other organizations all play vital roles in providing financial assistance to help the mobility impaired access mobility aids. Some programs will pay the full costs of acquiring an electric mobility scooter, while others will only offer partial support. However, in either case, we at Mobility Deck believe no-one who needs a mobility scooter should have to go without one.
It’s for that reason that we provide the following guide, outlining 6 accessible ways you can get a free mobility scooter for yourself or your loved one in need.
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- 6 Ways to Get a Free Mobility Scooter
6 Ways to Get a Free Mobility Scooter
Medicare has different programs available to persons with disabilities and seniors in need of mobility assistive devices.
Generally, Medicare part B covers mobility equipment and other medical equipment, and in some cases, will provide mobility scooters for free. Although typically, the program will only reimburse 80% of the cost of acquiring a mobility scooter.
If you have a Medicare supplemental policy, Medicare may cater for the remaining 20% that’s not covered by standard Medicare. Otherwise, you will likely be responsible for raising the remaining amount.