Your doctor will need to write prescriptions for your individual needs for both cases. Waiting for the grant to be approved is the most time consuming part of the process. That does not mean that you need to wait for approval before you can start actively working with your chosen mobility dealer to get you in the right wheelchair van for you.
Having an experienced mobility dealer can make all the difference in ensuring that things run smoothly throughout the process. At Total Mobility Services, we have an excellent working relationship with the VA, and we will be able to do the same for you - by skillfully exchanging the necessary paperwork that has to happen between the mobility dealer and the VA Prosthetics Department.
A little piece of advice when working with your Prosthetics Department – don’t be a stranger. It doesn’t hurt for them to have a face to go along with name on all the forms. A sporadic visit to say thank you for all they do is always appreciated, and (truthfully) well-deserved. Another very viable option for veterans that is often overlooked, is designating a Power of Attorney (POA). In contrast to where POA is often used as a legal tool in cases where a person needs the legal aid of a representative because they are incapacitated and can no longer make responsible decisions for themselves, Veterans opting for POA are confident in their decision to seek help filing a VA claim. By allowing a trusted consultant, attorney or representative to advocate on their behalf, veterans secure the opportunity to submit the best possible claim to the VA. This makes the entire claims process become easier and more comfortable for the veteran to oversee. VA Form 21-22 grants a person the power to act as a representative of a veteran when pursuing a claim.
Our friendly, knowledgeable mobility experts at Total Mobility Services will not only assist you in getting the specialized driving adaptations you need, but we will diligently work with all the necessary moving parts to make this process as fast and as seamless as possible. Your personal freedom is invaluable, and we would be proud to have the opportunity to serve you. Come see us at one of our Pennsylvania or Maryland locations today!
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