Assistive Technology Financing


Thanks to a federal grant, Self-Help offers loans for assistive technology that are more affordable than ever. Our loans can cover almost any equipment to boost quality of life for a person with disabilities—like hearing aids, vehicle upfits and more. To help identify people who need loans, we partner with the NC Assistive Technology Program and others who serve NC residents with disabilities.

In a recent blog post, Self-Help staffer David Beck (pictured speaking with colleague) shared why he is a strong advocate for assistive technology loans.

Photo of David Beck in conversation with his coworker Tracy Cox.

About Assistive Technology Device Financing

  • Persons with any disability or their family members are eligible to apply for financing.
  • State of North Carolina and Medicaid assistive technology restrictions do not apply.
  • Rates and terms may vary depending on each individual's credit history and the credit union's underwriting factors.
  • Applicants must visit a branch once the financing is approved.
Download our printable Assistive Technology Financing flyer here.

Possible Uses for Assistive Technology Financing

Personal Loan Financing Uses Include:

  • Communication Devices
  • Hearing Aids
  • Personal Equipment
  • Home Modifications

Vehicle Loan Financing Uses Include: 

  • Vehicle Upfits
  • Vehicle Modifications
  • New Car Financing
  • Used Car Financing

For more information, call us at (800) 966-7353

Photo of a person using a computer with assistive technology

Our Assistive Technology Financing Advisory Committee

 

Dr. Debbie Reinhartsen
Assistive Technology Lead
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Mercedes Restucha-Klem
Public Policy Analyst
Disability Rights North Carolina

Karen Fraller
Program Manager, Information, Referral, Special Assistance
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina and Virginia, Inc.

Tammy Koger
Director NC Assistive Technology Program
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Chris Egan
Executive Director
NC Council on Developmental Disabilities

Eddie Weaver
Director Services for the Blind
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Richard Duncan
Executive Director
The R.L. Mace Universal Design Institute

Betsy MacMichael
Executive Director
First In Families of NC

Tamara Norris
Director, Family Support Program
UNC School of Social Work