A family with a 27-year-old son, who has Cerebral Palsy, needed a wheelchair lift on their van because they could no longer carry him in and out on their own. The modifications were supposed to be completely paid for by PA’s Office of Long Term Living, but the family ended up taking out a loan to have it installed. After handing in the necessary paperwork for complete coverage of the costs, weeks went by without a response. It was at that point that the United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA contacted our nonprofit partner, PA Health Law Project.
PA Health Law Project then contacted and urged PA’s Office of Long Term Living to approve the vehicle modification. Within 5 days the wheelchair lift was approved and paid in full with no further complications. The company that installed the lift even refunded the money the family initially paid. The family is excited to be able to travel with their son and continues to increase his quality of life. Click HERE to find out more about the story and other information from PA Health Law Project’s January Newsletter.