It can seem a daunting task, the thought of shopping for the right electric mobility scooter and then actually paying for it. After all, we’re talking about an electrical vehicle designed to carry somewhere around 300 pounds, able to go up to 10 miles per hour. But, the fact of the matter is, if you’re eliglble and qualified, Medicare may help pay for some or all of the cost of your electric mobility scooter.
Generally, to qualify, you must require a scooter to get around your home. Inside and out. Secondly, to qualify, you’ll need to be unable to operate a manual wheelchair. Lastly, you’ll need a doctor’s recommendation – can you say, “doctor’s note!”
Before you go electric mobility scooter shopping, be sure to talk with your doctor as to whether he or she feels you’ll eligible to receive Medicare aid for your purchase. Its very possible Medicare could cover up to 80% of the cost of your scooter. If you have an HMO, you may be pleased to find out that they can possibly cover the remaining 20% of the cost.
When pricing electric mobility scooters, you’ll find that while expensive, they may actually cost less than your washer or dryer! As many of them start at $450 and go up to $1,000+ in price. And even if you can’t get Medicare to chip in, you can usually get good financing deals where the monthly payment would seem nominal.
Keep in mind, that when you go to the electric mobility scooters dealer, that you should have a good idea of what you need in the way of a scooter. Because the fact of the matter is, many sales people, in order to drive up their commission will push “add-ons”. And they can be quite persuasive. It would prove wise to talk to people who’ve purchased electric mobility scooters and ask them where they bought theirs. Where they recommend you go and who specifically to talk to at the dealership. That way, you aren’t pressured into getting something you really don’t need.
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