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Automotive Innovations—Imagine the Possibilities

Our goal here at Automotive Innovations your Massachusetts mobility equipment dealer, is to provide our customers with access to the best sales, service and repair of all the leading mobility vehicles, hand controls and devices that can offer them greater freedom and independence.  We provide a full line of VMI, or Vantage Mobility International products, and we have a team of Certified Mobility Consultants who are always ready to help you learn about the benefits, advantages and safety features of full sized handicap vans, new and used wheelchair vehicles, Ricon lifts, and more.

We can help by recommending important mobility equipment such as transfer seats.  We have a wide variety of used handicapped vans in stock and we accept trade in vehicles as well.  All of our mobility vehicles offer tie downs and other important safety features as well as the ability to be easily upgraded with EZ Locks and other equipment.

Automotive Innovations is a member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association as well as a preferred dealer for VMI in the New England area.  Whenever you contact one of our Certified Mobility Consultants, you can rest assured that you are contacting a professional team member who will always offer the highest quality service in the business.  We adhere to the highest standards in the industry so that we can always provide our customers with the best service possible.

At Automotive Innovations just a short ride away from anywhere in New England, we understand that your needs and desires are unique.  Contact us today for a demonstration on what our vehicles and equipment can offer to help make your life more mobile and more convenient.  Our Certified Mobility Consultants will be happy to answer all of your questions and will gladly take the time to discuss the handicapped accessible vehicles and options that you feel might be the best fit to meet and fulfill your mobility needs.

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Wheelchair Conversion Vans from VMI

The Honda Odyssey is known for its reliability and comfort, and it’s one of the most popular minivans on the market today. Because of this, VMI has taken the Odyssey and added its VMI Northstar conversion to create one of the most exciting new lowered floor minivans around. This wheelchair conversion van comes with lots of extra touches for your convenience and comfort, and it drives smoothly. Come test drive the converted Honda Odyssey at Automotive Innovations in Boston, MA today!

Automotive Innovations is your New England source for secondhand handicap accessible vans of all sorts. We offer both used VMI Northstars and Summits as well as many secondhand full size accessible vans. Every used handicap vehicle that we offer comes with the safety essentials like wheelchair tie downs, and you can also upgrade any of our vehicles with optional equipment such as an EZ Lock or handicap vehicle controls.


VMI Northstar Honda Odyssey Handicap Van Conversion

Honda Odyssey wheelchair accessible vans with the VMI Northstar handicap van conversion are the industry's best side entry, lowered floor premium handicap vans for sale. The Honda Odyssey has earned many awards, including the IntelliChoice “Best Overall Van of the Year”. By taking the best-in-class minivan and modifying it with the finest wheelchair accessible conversion available, provides the best of both worlds.

The Honda Odyssey provides a 244 horsepower engine as well as the exciting Honda engineering at its core. The Northstar wheelchair van has long been viewed as the leader in lowered floor handicap vans, in part, because with over 14 years of service it provides the highest level of quality and reliability.

With multiple seating options for wheelchair users in this great wheelchair van, you can take the whole family along. The Honda Odyssey with the VMI Northstar disability conversion floor plan provides the most available wheelchair maneuvering space of any premium handicap minivan available. No detail has gone overlooked, all the way down to the spare tire being stored in the driver's side wall of the rear hatch, leaving you even more cargo room behind the back seat of this mobility vehicle.

If you would like more information on this or other exciting Honda wheelchair vans, Automotive Innovations has several Certified Mobility Consultants who would be glad to answer your questions. Contact us today at 508-697-6006 to learn how the Odyssey with the VMI Northstar handicap conversion van can open up your world to endless possibilities.


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VMI Summit Accessible Van Conversions

Folding Ramp Wheelchair Vans

The goal was concise, the solution, expansive. The Summit handicap van conversion delivers space in an innovative way: through a uniquely powered fold-out wheelchair ramp that delivers more interior space than other competitors ramp van systems. For added safety, two inch side rails keep wheelchairs securely on track. PowerKneel™ technology provides ease of access by reducing the angle of the aluminum van ramp. Tumble forward third-row seating offers more storage space, form, function, and harmony. In maximizing the innovative design of our handicap minivan, we've put considerable space between our competitors and ourselves. Call us at 508 697-6006 to buy your VMI Summit mobility vehicle today!

STANDARD IN EVERY VMI SUMMIT HANDICAP VAN CONVERSION:

• 11” lowered floor
• Maximum interior headroom
• Power handicap ramp with non-skid surface
• Power door with easy manual operation
• Complete undercoating and rust proofing
• Emergency ramp release
• Automotive quality interior
• Removable front seat base
• 3-year/36,000-mile warranty
• Manual wheelchair tie-down system
• Fully crash tested
• Fully carpeted seat bases
• Ample floor space
(more maneuverability than ever before)


VMI Northstar Handicap Van Conversion

VMI's Northstar lowered floor handicap minivan conversion represents the culmination of our forward-thinking philosophy. This van conversion with an in-floor power wheelchair ramp offers open, unrestricted entry and exit, as well as greater interior maneuverability. A one-touch remote allows effortless handicap ramp deployment at your fingertips, while our PowerKneel™ technology gives you a lower vehicle ramp angle, making access to your handicap van easier. Want more cargo room without sacrificing passenger space? VMI's tumble forward third-row handicap van seats allow the freedom of flexible seating arrangements for your passengers, while providing more cargo space than any other lowered floor wheelchair accessible van on the market. When properly
implemented, innovative thinking is communicated from design to final product,
and nothing gets lost in translation. Find VMI Northstar mobility vans for sale at
Automotive Innovations.

 

Northstar E-Series Handicap Access Van

What could compare to our innovative Northstar wheelchair van conversion? The economically driven Northstar E-Series accessible van with manual wheelchair ramp. The nearly effortless manual slide-out handicap ramp contains no powerdrive components, affording absolute reliability and assurance. An abundance of interior and cargo space provides more comfort and convenience on short drives or long trips. Distinct exterior styling presents an appearance every bit as notable as the fully automatic Northstar. Finally, freedom feels as good as it looks in these handicap accessible van conversions.

 

STANDARD IN EVERY VMI NORTHSTAR CONVERSION:

• 10” lowered floor
• Maximum interior headroom
• Power ramp with non-skid surface
• Power door with easy manual operation
• Complete undercoating and rust proofing
• Emergency ramp release
• Automotive quality interior
• Removable front seat base
• 3-year/36,000-mile warranty
• Manual wheelchair tie-down system
• Fully crash tested
• Fully carpeted seat bases
• Ample floor space
(more maneuverability than ever before)



Handicap Accessible Vehicles for people in New England

We are a proud provider of all of Ricon’s wheelchair lifts. We carry Ricon' Uni-Lite, Klearvue, Clearway, Slide Away, and Reliant. Our Certified Mobility Consultants will help you choose the best lift for your needs and budget today. Automotive Innovations, Seekonk, Massachusetts is here to offer you the best mobility solutions that will help you gain more independence and freedom. We are a certified Vantage Mobility International (VMI) dealer and can offer you a wide range of products for all your mobility needs. As a member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), we strive to offer you the best customer service in the industry.

The purpose of us here at Automotive Innovations is to create a welcoming wheelchair accessible vehicle sales atmosphere. We want all of our handicap visitors in Seekonk, Massachusetts to feel both relaxed and comfortable. It is a very big decision to purchase a mobility vehicle and we offer the foremost assortment of accessible vehicle conversions, wheelchair accessible vehicles, mobility lifts, and wheelchair lifts around in the state of Massachusetts!


We here at Automotive Innovations have brand-new and previously owned handicap vehicles for purchase for you in in Seekonk, MA, and we relentlessly work to verify that the used handicap vehicles we provide are among the most reliable in the handicap industry. When you purchase an item you're recommending it with your dollars, and we will gain your customer loyalty with superb products, excellent customer service, and our expertise of the handicap industry.



Financing Opportunities

Finance Handicapped Vans and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Bringing you the best possible financing options is easy at Automotive Innovations for people in New England, because we work with lenders across the country.  Our lenders have programs designed to ensure that you find the best terms available on handicapped vans and wheelchair accessible vehicles, and these lenders have a remarkable 95% approval rating for credit applications.  This makes it easier than ever for you to get the mobility van that you need, whether you are seeking a new or used vehicle.

Affordable Disability Vehicle Payments

Offering extended terms to our customers is just one more way that we help make it easier to find the vehicle that you need.  These terms offer up to ten years to pay off a disability vehicle, lowering your payments so that they are more affordable.  Our loans do offer simple rates, ensuring that early repayment does not mean penalties for you and ensuring that all money paid in addition to the minimum due is applied directly to the principal balance of your loan.

Special Service Programs for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

The mobility vehicle that you choose will be a very important part of your life, and Automotive Innovations will help our Seekonk, Massachusetts clients with extended service plans that can help you keep your investment protected.  We know how important protection and peace of mind can be, and our plans will cover your vehicle, your mobility system, or both for many years and many miles.

Our protection plans offer terms that have an array of deductibles.  You will find that deductibles range from zero up to one hundred dollars, and that the plans span anywhere from one to seven years.  All of our new wheelchair accessible vehicles and most of our used handicap vans can be outfitted with one of these plans.  Protecting your vehicle costs only a few cents per day and can help you eliminate the expense and stress that come with unexpected repairs.




Power Transfer Seat™

We understand your unique needs; it takes an advanced seat to adjust to them. The Power Transfer Seat™ swivels 90 degrees at the touch of a button, allowing you to transfer from your wheelchair to either front seat, quickly and easily. Six-way operation lets you make adjustments: up, down, forward, back, and rotation right and left. No other seat can put comfort, convenience and efficiency within your reach. The power of flexibility is yours: A pure example of innovative technology that picks up where others leave off.

Power Transfer Seat™ Advantages


  1. Fingertip control

  2. Fits most full size vans and minivans

  3. Adjustable to most seats

  4. All functions are independent for maximum flexibility

  5. Completely automatic rotation

  6. Six way operation

    1. Up-Down

    2. Forward-Back

    3. Rotate Right-Left



VMI Full Size Wheelchair Vans

Why VMI Full Size Mobility Conversion Vans?

Full Size Handicap Accessible Van Conversions from VMI are loaded with important benefits like safety, convenience and value. But these wheelchair accessible full sized vans also deliver something more; the capacity to get you where you want to go, whenever you want to go there. Whether you choose mid-ship or full-dropped floor, raised roof or raised door options, you are assured the best full-size handicap conversion vans on the road today. Many different platform wheelchair lifts are also available, allowing customization to your lifestyle.

VMI has joined forces with Elkhart, Indiana based Tuscany Automotive Solutions, the premier interior wheelchair accessible vehicle modifier and designer in North America. Combining winning technologies, we have joined together to better serve the growing and changing needs of people with disabilities. Together we have produced the mobility industry's best in class full-size handicap conversion vans.

VMI and Tuscany are proud to introduce new and used accessible van conversions for the Ford E250 and E350 full-size vans. These handicap van conversions offer a variety of options such as a flat 6" drop lowered floor, a 6" lowered floor plus 2" additional drop in the disabled driver position, and a mid ship floor drop. These handicap van conversions empower consumers in wheelchairs to have the freedom of mobility.

Tuscany is the undisputed industry leader in interior design and modification for full-size van and truck interiors. With VMI's new full size accessible wheelchair conversion van, Tuscany is introducing an interior package that will include the best in class design and finish. Tuscany is Ford Motor Company's only manufacturer to receive its Quality Excellence Award every year since the programs inception in 2004. Recognizing the changing needs of handicap individuals, Tuscany offers the broadest range of interior options on the market. VMI customers can create a truly unique interior specific to their individual needs and tastes.

  1. Lowered floor 6" full cut / 6" + 2" additional driver drop allows vehicle to be driven from wheelchair or allows wheelchair to be located in front passenger position

  2. 6" + 2" allows 2 inches of added head room in drivers position

  3. Recessed seat belt retractors (driver & front passenger) allowing more room to maneuver adaptive equipment in and out of front driver and passenger positions

  4. Raised Roof / 10" Raised Doors

  5. Fiberglass Raised Roof with reversed flange design

  6. Door extensions are a composite material eliminating potential for rust

  7. Roof support structure adds structural integrity to the chassis to compensate for metal removed in raised roof and door process


Echelon Wheelchair Van Conversion

Is it possible to enjoy too much luxury? The answers lie within the VMI Echelon wheelchair accessible van conversion. Indulge in the plush feel of leather and suede heated seats supported by power lumbar for driver and passenger. The beauty of infinity lighting and the practicality of multiple reading lights that illuminate the interior. Throughout, there are accents of real and dark cherry walnut. In addition, enjoy a mobile theater system complete with 22" flat TV and enhanced by a spectacular surround sound. Discover the Echelon mobility conversion van and see how far luxury can take you.

Standard Features on the Echelon Series Conversion Vans - All LE Standard Features Plus:

  1. Electra Seating Leather w/Suede Three Tone

  2. Ultra Plush Wall Fabric

  3. Power Lumbar – Driver & Passenger

  4. Heated Seats – Driver & Passenger

  5. Power Passenger Seat

  6. Leather HT Cabinets

  7. High Gloss Dark Cherry Walnut

  8. Leather Walnut Steering Wheel

  9. Tuscany Ground Effects

  10. 16" Chrome Wheels (E250)

  11. Painted Grille with Billet Inserts

  12. 22" LCD TV with 5.1 Surround Sound (HT)

  13. 15" LCD TV with 5.1 Surround Sound (LT)

  14. AM/FM/CD/DVD with Rear Dual Play Stereo

  15. Pro Rack w/Crossbars (LT)


LE-Series Handicap Accessible Van

Product Specs

Some people want the best, you demand it. Now there are luxury wheelchair accessible vehicles built to help you reach that objective, the LE-Series handicapped accessible van conversion. This mobility vehicle is one in which comfort, versatility and style are second to none. Vans that are not merely means of transportation, but rather a means of indulgence. No detail has been overlooked.

Standard Features on the LE-Series Conversion Vans - All E and SE Standard Features Plus:

  1. Class III Seating "Electra" Style

  2. Leather Seating Surfaces

  3. Power Recline and Slide Sofa

  4. Sofa Center Fold Down Arm Rest

  5. Contoured Soft Touch Overhead with Three Switch Control Panel

  6. Leather Wrapped Valances with Saddle Stitched Accents with Indirect Back Lighting

  7. Ultra Door Panels with Leather Accents and Contoured Molded Storage Pockets

  8. Soft Touch Vinyl Wrapped Window Ledges with Walnut Accents and Super Size Cup Holders

  9. High Gloss Walnut Accent Trim

  10. High Gloss Walnut Instrument Panel Trim

  11. Walnut Hourglass Ceiling Trim with Infinity Lighting

  12. Rear Storage Compartment Behind Sofa

  13. Textured "Berber" Automotive Carpet

  14. Bonded Vista Bay Windows with Screens

  15. Full Body Paint with Clear Coat

  16. L/T – 15" LCD TV with AM/FM/CD/DVD Dual Play and 5.1 Surround Sound

  17. H/T 22" LCD TV with AM/FM/CD/DVD Dual Play and 5.1 Surround Sound


SE-Series Conversion Mobility Van

The VMI SE-Series mobility van is a disabled vehicle conversion for those who want more; more space, more amenities, more comfort, more standard equipment and more flexibility. An interior offering flexibility of seating arrangements, flexibility of options and the flexibility of style. The VMI SE-Series conversion van, it is everything you could want in a first class van, and more!

Standard Features on the SE-Series Conversion Vans - All E Value and E Plus-Series Standard Features Plus:

  1. Class II Seating "Phantom" Style

  2. Power Sofa Recliner

  3. Power Sofa Slide

  4. "Hawkeye" Textured Wall Fabric

  5. Infinity Lighting Window Valances

  6. Infinity Lighting Ceiling Cross Bows

  7. Soft Touch ABS Window Ledges with Super Size Cup Holders

  8. Vinyl Cargo Door Panels with Saddle Stitch Accents & Molded Storage Pockets

  9. 4 Piece Floor Mat Set with Slip Resistant Backing & Front Snap Down

  10. Vista Bay & Cargo Door Shades

  11. L/T – 10.2" LCD TV/DVD Combo with Removable Screen

  12. H/T – 15" LCD TV with AM/FM/CD/DVD Dual Play and 5.1 Surround Sound

  13. Rocker Panel "Sport Paint" with Upper Automotive Graphics


E Value & E Plus-Series Handicap Van

Introducing a VMI full-sized accessible wheelchair van that brings new meaning to the word "value"; the value of ample space, the value of comfort and flexibility, the value of quality, and of course, the value of economy. Presenting the VMI E Value and the VMI E Plus-Series. These models have everything you could want in a full-size van, except of course, the full-size van price. Where do you want to go in life? The E Value and E Plus-Series conversion vans will get you there in style.


Standard Features on the E Plus-Series Conversion Vans - All E Value Standard Features Plus:

  1. Class 1.5 "Cord" Style Seating with Adjustable Headrests

  2. Slide Tracks on Mid Captain’s Chairs

  3. Quick Release on Mid Captain’s Chairs

  4. Two Toned Cloth Patterned Seat Insert

  5. Walnut Accent Trim on Valance with Indirect Lighting

  6. Cloth Shades (Vista Bay and Cargo Windows)

  7. Four Piece Floor Mats Set

  8. Rear Euro Style Running Board Extensions

  9. Sport Paint with Graphics Upgrade

  10. Leather Option Seating

Standard Features on the E Value Conversion Vans:

  1. 3 Point Restraints & Lap Belts

  2. Pedestals Meet all FMVSS Safety Standards

  3. RVIA Approved Manufacturing

  4. High Capacity Rear Air and Heat

  5. ABS Window Ledge with Super Size Cup Holders

  6. Covered Visors with Lighted Mirrors

  7. Cabin Area Courtesy Lighting

  8. Four Reading Lights

  9. Rear Power Door Lock Switch

  10. Vinyl Front Door Pockets

  11. Vinyl Cargo Door Panels with Storage Pockets

  12. Carpet Engine Cover with Ford Glove Box

  13. Vinyl Bag Holder for Jack & Tools

  14. Spring Loaded Fold-down Clothes Hangers

  15. Mildew, odor and stain resistant nylon carpet

  16. 1 ½" Closed Cell Foam Automotive Sub Floor

  17. Class I Seats "Medalist" Cloth Seating

  18. Storage Pocket on Back of Chair Skirting on All Chairs

  19. Sofa Bed is Removable

  20. Owens Corning Fiberglass Insulation

  21. Cloth Sidewalls

  22. Three Tinted Vista Bay Windows with Screens

  23. Painted Euro Boards

  24. Deluxe Automotive Graphics

  25. Deluxe Valance with Two-Tone Cloth Insert Panel




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Automotive Innovations sells and install’s Adaptive Mobility Equipment throughout New England including places like Providence, RI, Warwick, RI, West Warwick, RI, North Providence, RI, Pawtucket, RI, Woonsocket, RI, Barrington, RI, Warren, RI, Bristol, RI, Valley Falls, RI, Cumberland Hill, RI, Fall River, MA, Seekonk, MA, Attleboro, MA, North Attleboro, MA, Somerset, MA, Taunton, MA and surrounding areas.

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MOBILITY PROGRAMS

Chrysler, Ford, GM, Saturn and many other automobile manufacturers offer "Mobility Programs" established to provide rebates to disabled drivers for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle, whether purchased or leased. Most lifts and carriers are eligible for reimbursement under the terms of the mobility programs as listed below. There are also a wide variety of state and federal programs available to financially assist you with your wheelchair carrier or scooter lift purchase. Please call the numbers as indicated to find out if you qualify for assistance.


Chrysler | Ford | GM | Toyota | Lexus | Volkswagen | Honda | Acura


CHRYSLER MOBILITY PROGRAM

The Chrysler Mobility Program will provide cash reimbursement to assist in covering the cost of installing adaptive driver or passenger equipment on a vehicle. Conversions to minivans may be reimbursed up to $1000 while all other Chrysler Corporation cars, and trucks qualify for a maximum of $750.

For more information, contact the Chrysler Mobility Program toll free at 800-255-9877 (TTY Users: 800-922-3826). In Canada call 800-265-6908 or 313-916-9448. 

Visit the Chrysler Mobility Program Online


FORD MOBILITY MOTORING PROGRAM

The Ford Mobility Motoring Program offers financial assistance of up to $1,200 for the installation of adaptive equipment, and up to $200 on alerting devices for hearing impairments, lumbar seats and running boards on new Ford Motor Company vehicle purchases or leases.

For more information, contact the Ford Mobility Motoring Program toll free at 800-952-2248 (TTY Users: 800-833-0312). In Canada call 800-565-8985.

Visit the Ford Mobility Motoring Program Online


GM MOBILITY REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

Under the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, a customer may be reimbursed up to $1,000 of the cost of any eligible aftermarket adaptive equipment when installed (or reinstalled) on any eligible purchased or leased new vehicle manufactured by GM, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, HUMMER, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn divisions.

To take advantage of the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, vehicles must be adapted within 12 months from the date of purchase/lease and a claim submitted within 90 days from the date of adaptation.

Please call the GM Mobility Assistance Center at 1-800-323-9935 (TTY 1-800-833-9935) with any questions. In Canada call 800-263-3777 or 905-644-6624.

Visit the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program Online


THE TOYOTA MOBILITY PROGRAM

Toyota Mobility is a program designed to address the transportation needs of Toyota owners who have a disability or who have a family member with a disability or mobility issue. The program provides cash assistance of up to $1,000 of the cost of adaptive equipment, comprehensive mobility resource information, and it offers flexible, extended-term financing of up to 84 months for the vehicle and the adaptive equipment.

Reimbursements must be applied for by the original vehicle purchaser within 90 days of the completion of the adaptive equipment installation. Equipment installations must be completed within 12 months of the new Toyota vehicle delivery date.

For more information, contact the Toyota Mobility Program (800) 331-4331 or (800) 443-4999 - TTY

Visit the The Toyota Mobility Program Online


LEXUS MOBILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Lexus will provide a reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible, original retail customer for the exact cost they paid to purchase and install qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons with physical disabilities. This offer applies to all purchased or leased Lexus vehicles. Leased vehicles require advance written lessor approval of adaptive-equipment installations.

Please call Lexus Customer Satisfaction with any questions: (800) 255-3987 or (800) 443-4999 - TDD

Lexus supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's recommended process, which is detailed in the brochure, "Adapting Motor Vehicles for People With Disabilities." Copies are available by calling (888) 327-4236 or at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/. 

Visit the The Lexus Mobility Assistance Program Online


VOLKSWAGEN MOBILITY ACCESS PROGRAM

Volkswagen will refund up to $1000 on the purchase or lease of a new Volkswagen vehicle if vehicle access or ramp equipment is installed.

For more information, contact Volkswagen of America toll free at 800-DRIVE VW.

Visit the Volkswagen Website


HONDA CUSTOMER MOBILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Honda Customer Mobility Assistance Program is proud to support the mobility needs of drivers and passengers with physical disabilities. Honda will provide a reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible, original retail customer for expenses incurred to purchase and install qualifying adaptive equipment on any eligible purchased or leased Honda vehicle.

For more information, contact Honda Automobile Customer Service 800-999-1009

The reimbursement request must be made within six months of the adaptive equipment installation.

Visit the The Honda Mobility Assistance Program Online


ACURA MOBILITY PROGRAM

The Acura Mobility Program is proud to support the mobility needs of drivers and passengers with physical disabilities. When you purchase or lease an Acura vehicle, you will be provided with a cash reimbursement of up to $1,000 of the cost of aftermarket adaptive equipment that is installed on any eligible vehicle.

For more information, contact Acura Customer Service 800-382-2238 

Visit the The Acura Mobility Program Online



What is the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund?


The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF) helps families bear the excessive financial burdens associated with the care of children with special health care needs and disabilities. CICRF is a payor of last resort. It provides financial assistance for Massachusetts families with children experiencing a medical condition requiring services that are not covered by a private insurer, federal or state assistance, or any other financial source.


The Fund is designed to act as a safety net for families who have excessive expenses related to a child's medical needs. The family may be responsible for these expenses due to:

A lack of insurance or dependent coverage

Expenses that are greater than the maximum benefit allowed by their insurance company

Pre-existing conditions, co-payments, and other expenses that are not covered by insurance

CICRF is a reimbursement program. The expense must have already been incurred in order to be eligible for the Fund and to receive reimbursement. In cases of extreme medical emergency, the CICRF Commission may grant approval before the expense is incurred.

NOTE: Because the amount in the Fund varies from year to year, and the number of requests varies as well, CICRF cannot guarantee funding in all cases. Families are advised not to assume or make financial decisions based on the expectation that the Fund will pay, even if they have received payment for a similar expense in the past.

Who is eligible to apply?


In order to be eligible for the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund:

The family's out-of-pocket expenses related to their child’s medical condition must be more than 10% of the family's gross annual income up to $100,000 and 15% of any portion of the annual family income that is above $100,000, in a given twelve month period.

The applicant must be a resident of Massachusetts.

The applicant must be 21 years old or younger at the time the expenses were incurred.

The applicant must be under the care of a licensed health care provider with staff privileges at a hospital licensed or accredited to provide pediatric or neonatal care.

The Fund will consider expenses incurred within the last 24 months prior to the application date.


What expenses are covered?

The following expenses may be eligible for payment/reimbursement if found to be reasonable. The categories include, but are not limited to:

Payments to health care providers

Specialized pediatric ambulatory care

Addiction/mental health services

Acute or specialized hospital care, both in and outpatient

Medical equipment or disposable medical supplies

Medications

Medically related home and vehicle modifications

Medical transportation

Home health care

Related travel expenses for out of state treatment

Following special review, experimental treatment or medications

The Commission will consider other reasonable expenses related to the treatment, palliation, habilitation, or rehabilitation of a child's illness or medical treatment.


CICRF may pay for expenses related to experimental treatment in certain circumstances. In general, however, the Fund will not pay for treatment in Phase I clinical trials.


Only expenses for which the family is directly responsible as a result of the child's medical condition may be considered for payment or reimbursement. For example, expenses covered by health or other insurance cannot be included in the calculation of total eligible expenses.


In all cases, CICRF should be considered the payor of last resort after the family makes all reasonable attempts to pursue other funding.

Download a list of eligible expenses in PDF or in RTF format.

How does a family apply for the Fund?

The application can be downloaded from this site. You may print the blank application form and fill it out by hand and mail it. To maintain confidentiality, the application form cannot be transmitted electronically.

If you need help in translating or completing the application, please call the 800 number located at the bottom of each web page and CICRF staff will assist you.

Application form (PDF) | RTF

Home Modification statement | RTF

Vehicle Purchase statement | RTF

To request that an application be mailed to you, please
call or write:

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Phone: 1-800-882-1435 or 617-624-6060
TTY 617-624-5992




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