America’s Paralyzed Veterans Applauds House for Passing Auto for Veterans Act, Urges Senate to Pass Quickly

Washington, September 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Executive Director of Paralyzed Veterans of America karl blake Issued the following statement today in response to the House passing HR 3304, also known as the Auto for Veterans Act. This amended law authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide an additional automobile allowance to eligible ex-servicemen immediately if 25 years have elapsed from the date they received their first automobile grant. Over time, the term will be reduced to 10 years.

The Auto for Veterans Act would also change the definition of “medical services” to include certain vehicle modifications, such as van lifts, that are offered through the VA’s Automobile Adaptive Equipment Program. This latter provision will help ensure that veterans with non-service-related illnesses and injuries continue to receive help through the AAE program.

“The Paralyzed Veterans of America’s effort to secure a second automobile allowance for insane veterans took a major step closer to becoming law today, and we greatly appreciate the bipartisan effort to advance this bill. We thank the delegates.” Lizzie Fletcher, dan meuserAnd David Trone To lead the effort to expand access to transportation for veterans with disabilities. The PVA is especially grateful to the Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee Mark Takano and ranking member Mike Bost, who made the bill’s passage possible.”

Blake continued, “Access to safe, reliable transportation is essential to the health and well-being of veterans with crippling disabilities. We now call on the Senate to pass this important legislation as quickly as possible.”

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The average life of a modified vehicle is 11.5 years (or less), and it costs tens of thousands of dollars to replace. Although disabled veterans can receive multiple AAE grants during their life, they are limited to a single grant for purchasing a vehicle. The current limit fails to take into account that a disabled veteran will need more than one vehicle in his lifetime. Today the cost of a newly modified vehicle, combined with inflation, presents a tremendous financial hardship for many disabled veterans who need to replace their primary means of transportation once they have reached the end of their useful service life.

To learn more about the Auto for Veterans Act and help move this law forward, join the PVAction Force today and show your support here.,

About America’s Paralyzed Veterans

Paralyzed Veterans of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only Congressional Chartered Veterans Service organization dedicated solely to the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injuries or illnesses. The organization ensures that veterans receive benefits earned through service to our nation; The VA oversees their care in spinal cord injury units; and provides funding for research and education in search of treatment and better care for persons with paralysis.

As a lifelong partner and advocate for veterans and people with all disabilities, PVA also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and venues, and health and rehabilitation through sports and recreation. offers opportunities. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans of America serves veterans, their families, and their caregivers in all 50 states. District of ColumbiaAnd Puerto Rico, Learn more at

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