Currently most private insurances, Medicare, and Medicaid generally do not provide coverage for the expenses associated with home accessibility equipment, as it falls under the category of home modifications rather than durable medical equipment.
Consequently, most individuals will need to bear these costs out of pocket. However, there are organizations available that can offer assistance in obtaining the necessary resources.
Here are a couple of websites that you can visit to find more information on State of Texas funding for adaptive home equipment:
1. Texas health and Human Services.
The Texas Health and Human Services website (www.hhs.texas.gov) provides information on various programs and services, including resources for individuals with disabilities (https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services/disability) or aging in place resources (https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services/aging). You can explore their website to find information on funding options for adaptive home equipment.
2. Department of Veterans Affairs.
For veterans seeking assistance, we encourage you to contact your local VA hospital or access their official website (www.va.gov) to inquire about your eligibility for specialized funding opportunities designed to address accessibility needs.
3. Long-Term Health Care Insurance.
In addition to your private personal insurance policy, it is possible that you may possess a separate long-term health care insurance policy. We strongly recommend that you thoroughly review your policy, as certain long-term health care insurance providers offer coverage for home adaptive equipment. This could potentially serve as a valuable resource for obtaining financial assistance.
4. Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC).
SILC is a nonprofit organization that promotes independent living for individuals with disabilities in Texas. Their website (www.txsilc.org) may provide information on funding sources and programs for adaptive home equipment.
5. Sales Tax Exemption.
In Texas, certain items can be sales tax exempt with proper documentation prior to installation completion. A doctor’s prescription/note stating a medical benefit can remove sales tax from certain purchases. For more information, contact our office directly or visit the Texas Comptroller website https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/96-273.php .
Please note that while these websites can be valuable resources, it’s always a good idea to directly contact the respective organizations or agencies for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding funding options for adaptive home equipment in the State of Texas.
We empathize with the challenges involved in finding funding sources, and we are here to assist you as best we can. Feel free to contact our office for further information on alternative funding sources. Although we cannot guarantee funding or provide exact timelines, we can share our experiences with various sources for the accessibility equipment you need to make your home a safe and inclusive space.