ACC may provide funding if you need a modified vehicle as a direct result of an injury. Talk to your ACC contact person about your transport options and how to get the help you need.
If your disability is not due to an injury
Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People may fund a vehicle or vehicle modifications if you who have a long-term disability that isn’t covered by ACC.
You’ll need to see an occupational therapist (OT) for a vehicle or driving assessment. If you are eligible for funding the OT will apply to Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People for you.
To find an OT talk to your:
- doctor or other health professional
- district health board, or
- needs assessment and service coordination service (NASC).
If you’re a New Zealand Defence Force veteran
Veterans’ Affairs may be able to fund a vehicle modification through it’s Social Rehabilitation programme.
Other funding options
If you’re not eligible for funding from ACC, Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People, or Veterans’ Affairs, you still have options.
You might be able to apply to the NZ Lottery Grants Board for funding for a vehicle, vehicle modification, mobility scooter, or other piece of mobility equipment. Your local disability information centre can help you complete an application.
Last updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2022