Handicap, Disability License Plates: FSA Eligibility

Handicap and disability license plates are eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Handicap and disability license plates are not eligible with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) or a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA).

What are handicap and disability license plates?

If you qualify as having a handicap or permanent disability, you can apply through your state's department of motor vehicles (DMV) to obtain a license plate for your motor vehicle which indicates your status as handicapped or permanently disabled. The expenses associated with applying for this license plate and obtaining the license plate are eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account.

These sorts of license plates typically grant the driver who has applied for them the right to make use of handicapped-only parking spaces at public establishments. Every state has its own particular rules on how to be eligible for, apply for, receive, use, and renew these handicap and disability license plates.

Examples of handicaps and disabilities that might qualify an owner for a handicap or disability license plate are below. Each state's rules are different, and each state's DMV will be able to describe specific rules and regulations. These are some specific examples of handicaps and disabilities: lack of full use of a leg or both legs, lack of full use of an arm or both arms, inability to walk beyond a certain distance without resting (most states use 200 feet), inability to walk without the use of an implement such as a cane, crutch, brace, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or assistant, or an arthritic or neurological or orthopedic condition that limits the ability to walk. Other examples of handicaps or disabilities are class III or IV severe heart conditions (per the American Heart Association), inability to walk without portable oxygen, lung diseases which meet a specific criteria for limits of volume, or blindness or visual impairment.

Eligibility Table

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Limited Care FSA Dependent Care FSA Health Savings Account (HSA) Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Eligible

Eligible with Rx

Eligible with LMN

Not Eligible

 


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