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VetsFirst began in 1946 when a group of paralyzed World War II veterans came together to raise awareness for their fellow paralyzed veterans. Today, it’s one of the most influential veteran’s rights associations in the country, and they continue to follow three core principles:

  • Community Integration and Independence

  • Timely Access to Quality VA Health Care and Benefits

  • Rights of Veterans with Disabilities

Whether fighting for your rights on Capitol Hill or helping you secure the assistance you need to buy a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, VetsFirst provides invaluable support.

What is VetsFirst?

VetsFirst is a program of the United Spinal Association. They assist veterans and their eligible family members in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to, and they have over seventy years of experience behind them.

Advocating nationally for all generations of veterans, including those with severe brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, they offer:

  • Direct Representation

  • Proactive Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy

  • Individual Support and Counseling Services

  • Educational and Employment Guidance

  • News and Information

  • Self-Help Guides

  • Access to Private Doctors via the Veterans Choice Program

They connect with thousands of veterans and active military servicemen and women annually through call centers and online help desks, and their staff takes the time to address each and every inquiry.

How Could Vets First Provide Assistance?

If you require assistance, advice, or support, you can contact VetsFirst directly or use their online help desk, Ask VetsFirst.

You can also contact one of the many other veteran support associations dedicated to getting disabled veterans the help they deserve, including:

  • Semper Fi Fund

  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

  • Help Our Military Heroes

  • National Association of American Veterans

  • U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

  • Operation Family Fund

  • Coalition to Support America’s Heroes

Contact Freedom Motors to Find Out More About Support for Veterans

Here at Freedom Motors, we’ve helped disabled servicemen and women regain their mobility using wheelchair accessible conversions, and we can even modify your current vehicle for wheelchair-friendly use.


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    4 comment(s) so far on How Could VetsFirst Help You Get a Wheelchair-Friendly Vehicle?

  • Robert Lepri says:

    My husband who is a Korean war vet age 91 is now confined to a wheelchair. He is need of transport to and from dialysis 3 times a week and is not able to transfer from his wheelchair into our vehicle. Are there any funds available to offset the cos of a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

    • Brianna Buller says:

      Hello, there are a lot of resources, especially for veterans with disabilities. Please call our office at 800-625-6335, and we’ll get you connected with someone who advocates for veteran rights.

  • JULIA Watson says:

    I am a surviving spouse of a Navy veteran. I have C.O.P.D. and am on oxygen 24/7. I haven’t been able to get m medication I to my doctors appointments, because I lost everything when my husband passed away. I am currently staying with one of my sisters and she is physically and verbally abusive to me. So, I not only need help with transportation, but with funds for meds and a place to live. Can I get help through you guys?

    • Brianna Buller says:

      Hi Julia, we are so sorry to hear about your situation. To answer your question, it would be best if you contact VetsFirst directly. I would also suggest contacting Help Our Military Heroes. I’ve attached a link to their website here: http://www.helpourmilitaryheroes.org/ We strongly suggest contacting one of these services. We wish you the best of luck.