Individuals with limited mobility who require a wheelchair, and use one, and for whom it has been determined that they must drive a special accessories vehicle while seated in a wheelchair, are entitled to learn how to drive in an appropriately equipped National Insurance Institute vehicle.
Who is Eligible?
Individuals without a Driver's License
- Eligible Mobility Benefit recipients age 17 and older are permitted to submit a request to learn how to drive if they meet both of the following criteria:
- The Medical Institute for Road Safety has not determined that they are unable to drive.
- The Medical Institute for Road Safety has recommended that they use a special accessories vehicle (a vehicle in which they can sit or drive in with their wheelchair).
Individuals with a Driver's License
- Eligible Mobility Benefit recipients who have a driver's license are entitled to practice driving in a National Insurance Institute vehicle in the following cases:
- They are required to pass a test for driving a special accessories vehicle and they would like to receive lessons prior to the test.
- The Medical Institute for Road Safety has recommended that they use a special accessories vehicle and prior to purchasing such a vehicle they would like to practice driving one.
How to Claim It?
- A Mobility Agreement Benefits Claim must be filled out.
- The form can be submitted to the National Insurance Institute branch closest to the applicant's place of residence. Claims may also be submitted by mail, fax or via the branch's designated service box. (Click here to find the closest National Insurance Institute branch and contact information.)
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.