Transportation

DAV Transportation Network

The DAV Transportation Network provides transport to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities for needed treatment. All DAV van drivers are volunteers and do not receive payment for the services they provide.

http://www.dav.org/volunteers/transportation_network.html

 

Links Paratransit Service

A division of Central Arkansas Transit, Links Paratransit provides mobility to persons who are prevented by disability from using regular fixed-route service.

Traveling within the areas of Pulaski County served by fixed-route buses, Links offers curb-to-curb service to customers who have been certified as paratransit eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

$2.70 one-way

$5.40 round-trip

$25.00 10-ride ticket book

Drivers do not carry change, please have exact fare.

To learn more about the service and the eligibility process, call Links at 501/375-9607; TDD 501/375-9608, or e-mail Links at info@cat.org.

 

Beneficiary Travel (Including Ambulance)

VA reimburses eligible veterans for ALL veteran travel, including C&P exams and when VA has determined that a deficiency lab, EKG, x-ray etc. exists in relation to a C&P exam (“Convenience of the Government”).

Effective January 9, 2009, travel benefits are subject to a deductible of $3.00 one-way ($6.00 round trip) with a maximum deductible of $18.00. Upon reaching $18.00 in deductibles or 6 one-way (3 round) trips, travel payments made for the balance of that particular month will be free of deductible charges.

You Qualify If:
you have a service-connected (SC) rating of 30 percent or more, or
you are traveling for treatment of a SC condition, or
you receive a VA pension, or
your income does not exceed the maximum annual VA pension rate, or
you are traveling for a scheduled compensation or pension examination

You Qualify for Special Mode Transportation (Ambulance, wheelchair van etc.) If:
your medical condition requires an ambulance or a specially equipped van, and
you meet one of the eligibility criteria in 1 through 4 above, and
the travel is pre-authorized (authorization is not required for emergencies if a delay would be hazardous to life or health)

http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/coveredservices/SpecialBenefits.asp#...

 

Air Compassion for Veterans (ACV)

Mercy Medical Airlift (MMA) has been providing air transportation for all veterans and their families for over 30 years. Air Compassion for Veterans (ACV), a program administered by MMA, began servicing OIF/OEF wounded warriors, veterans and their adversely affected family members in November 2006, funded by the California Community Foundation.

On November 2007 ACV started taking over flights for veterans that served prior to the OIF/OEF war. Many times these “older” wounded warriors and veterans need continual treatment and therapy. Many have found it difficult to secure transportation to their long distance care centers. We supply their transportation needs at no cost other than air ambulance which is available at a major discount.

http://www.aircompassionforveterans.org

 

Mercy Medical Airlift

Provides long-distance charitable medical air transportation, including additional charitable flight services.

http://www.mercymedical.org

 

Veterans Airlift Command

The Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.

Priority is on the veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). As capacity allows, our mission will expand to serve veterans of other conflicts.

Veterans Airlift Command
5775 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-582-2911
info@veteransairlift.org

http://www.mercymedical.org