Social Security Disability helps you with paying the bills, but what helps you with ease of parking and walking a short distance to, let’s say, the grocery store? That would be Handicap Plates and Disabled Placards as they provide that practical resource for the disabled. The Handicap Parking spots we see in just about every parking lot are useful and easy to apply for.
With application processes varying state by state, we have everything laid out for you. We want to make sure you can go out and about without having to park far away from your destination.
Quick Guidelines for Handicap Parking
Remember: Handicap Plates and Disabled Placards should only be used for cars that carry medically disabled drivers and passengers - as Social Security Disability is just for those who are permanently disabled.
15.2 million Americans need assistance with mobility through wheelchairs, canes, crutches and walkers, and Handicap Parking spots are only for those who really need it. Don’t abuse the access and take those spots away from the disabled or impaired.
So, are you eligible for Handicap Plates or Disabled Placards?
In order to qualify for handicap parking benefits, your state licensed medical professional must verify that your condition disables mobility. Common condition requirements include the following:
- You can’t walk an extended distance without stopping to rest
- You have a severe disability in which you can’t walk without the help of an assistive device or another person
- You need to use portable oxygen
- You have a severe heart condition
- You are restricted by lung disease