Medicare does not consider stair lifts a medical necessity, nor does it cover the costs of permanent equipment. One could argue that stair lifts are a safety precaution that could potentially save money on medical costs, unfortunately Medicare does not agree. Medicare considers stair lifts a convenience.

There are other options out there for individuals on strict budgents. Information on cheap stair lifts.

US veterans can seek assistance from the VA (Veterans Affairs). Their toll free number is 1-800-827-1000

Non veterans can seek assistance from government programs that offer low interest loans from banks that offer loans through Assistive Technology Loan Funds.


Alabama
Alabama Ability Loan Program
Southern Disability Foundation
PHONE: 334-293-7008

Arizona
Arizona Loans for Assistive Technology Program
Northern Arizona University
Institute for Human Development
PHONE: 602-728-9532

Arkansas
Arkansas Technology Alternative Financing Project
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
PHONE: 501-683-3008

Delaware
Delaware Loan Program
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative
University of Delaware
PHONE: 302-651-6790

Florida
Florida Alternative Financing Program
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
PHONE: 850-487-3278

Georgia
Credit-Able
The Center for Financial Independence & Innovation
PHONE: 404-541-9005

Guam
Guam Options for Alternative Loans –Assistive Technology
University of Guam CEDDERS
PHONE: 671-735-2490

Illinois
TechConnect Low Interest Loan Program
Illinois Assistive Technology Project
PHONE: 217-522-7985

Iowa
Iowa Loan Program (AFP, Telework)
Abilities Fund
PHONE: 641-856-2173

Kansas
Alternative Financing Program
Kansas Assistive Technology Cooperative
PHONE: 866-465-2826

Kentucky
Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation
PHONE: 502-564-4440 ext 274

Louisiana
Louisiana Alternative Financing Program
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
PHONE: 225-925-9500

Maine
Maine AFP Loan Program
Maine Consumer Information And Technology Training Exchange
PHONE: 207-621-3195

Maryland
Assistive Technology Loan Program
Maryland Technology Assistance Program
PHONE: 800-832-4827

Massachusetts
Massachusetts AT Loan Program
Easter Seals Massachusetts
PHONE: 508-751-6431

Michigan
Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
PHONE:  517-203-1200

Minnesota
ATMN Micro – Loan Program
PHONE: 763-479-8239

Missouri
$how Me Loans
Missouri Assistive Technology Council
PHONE: 816-350-5281

Nebraska
Nebraska Loan Program
Easter Seals Nebraska
PHONE: 402-345-2200 X1116

Nevada
Nevada Assistive Technology Loan Fund
CareChest
PHONE: 775-829-2273

New Mexico
New Mexico Loan Program
San Juan Center for Independence
PHONE: 505-566-5831

North Dakota
North Dakota AT Loan Program
North Dakota Association for the Disabled
PHONE 701-795-6609

Northern Marianas
Trankilu Loan Program
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
Council on Developmental Disabilities
PHONE: 670-664-7000

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Alternative Financing Program
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
PHONE: 405-744-9864

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
PHONE: 484-674-0506

South Carolina
South Carolina Assistive Technology Loan Program
PHONE: 803-896-6374

Utah
Alternative Financing Program
Utah Assistive Technology Foundation
Center for Persons with Disabilities
PHONE: 435-797-2025

Vermont
Independence Fund
Opportunities Credit Union & Opportunities Ventures
PHONE: 802-865-3404 Ext. 105

Virginia
NewWell Fund
PHONE: 804-662-9000

Washington
Washington Loan Program
Washington Assistive Technology Foundation
PHONE: 206-328-5116

Wisconsin
WisLoan
WiTelework
Independence First
PHONE: 414-226-8306

Wyoming
Wyoming Technology Access Program
Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation, Inc.
PHONE: 307-226-6956

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