Starlifts Minneapolis-St Paul MNThe Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota and Star Lift LLC have teamed up with the Donor Connect Program to connect veterans and their families in need with used stairlifts and residential lift equipment. The goal of the program is to build better lives for all Minnesota veterans and/or family members. Equipment is reconditioned by Star Lift LLC and connected to the veterans in need.

The Donor Connect Program is completely donation-based. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

STAIRLIFTS FOR VETERANS’ mission is to install Stairlifts, and Wheelchair lifts in the homes of disabled U.S. military service veterans from any era, be it WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, or Iraq. Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan often require special modifications made to their homes so that they are handicapped accessible. A wheelchair elevator or wheelchair lift can be the ticket to getting someone back home and on the way to recovery. Many older vets, those from WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras, have lost independence in their daily routine because they find it difficult to navigate the stairs. STAIRLIFTS FOR VETS can help those veterans continue to lead independent lives by installing a new stairlift in their homes.

Stairlifts for Vets

Benefits of Stairlifts

    • Ensures safety and prevents stairs-related falls
    • Stay in the home you love
    • Indoor and outdoor model availability
    • Models can accommodate up to 400lbs
    • Straight and curved stair models available
    • Low-cost installation
    • Potential tax deduction

Best Warranty for our VETS (2 Full Year) 

“No man left behind” is the famous ethos of American soldiers and marines on the battlefield. Veterans stood on the battlefield for us frequently, sacrificing life and limb. We owe it to them to not forget and never leave them behind.
Our Mission: To provide veterans with the best stairlifts so that they can be safe in the homes they love.

Learn more about our Stairlift Donation Program


Veteran’s Administration

VA healthcare will pay for stairlifts for veterans who sustained injuries during their service. For elderly veterans and/or their spouses who struggle with stairs unrelated to military duty, there is the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. You must be eligible for a pension to collect this benefit.

Note: Aetna does NOT cover the following types of lifts because they do not meet Aetna’s contractual definition of covered DME: wheelchair lifts or wheelchair ramps (e.g., Wheel-O-Vator lift) (provides access to stairways or car trunks).

Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the cost of stairlifts. According to Accessible Home Cleveland, a stairlift isn’t considered to be “durable medical equipment” by Medicare. (Sep 2, 2015)

The Department of Veterans Affairs has three programs that give cash grants to qualified veterans with disabilities for safety improvements in the home.

  • The Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) grant can be used for improvements such as wheelchair ramps and door widening, lowering kitchen and bathroom counters and sinks, installing elevators and stairlifts, and many more. Maximum grants are currently $4,100 for veterans with a 50 to 100 percent service-connected disability, or $1,200 for veterans with disabilities that are not service related.

The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant can be used to make significant changes to housing that will assist eligible veterans in being able to function independently in their own homes.

Independence is just a CLICK away!

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