Motorized Wheelchair: FSA Eligibility
What is a wheelchair?
Wheelchairs are mobility assistance items for disabled individuals. They are considered eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed health care account. Wheelchairs are often made in specialized configurations in order to supposed the lifestyle requirements of individuals.
Wheelchairs are necessary for several different types of mobility requirements and may also need to be taken along on public transportation, automobiles and carried manually for short periods of time. Therefore, wheelchairs are usually designed for their durability, minimal weight, and ability to be folded or disassembled so that they occupy a smaller amount of space (KidsHealth).
Wheelchairs are usually advertised for their folding type, weight, weight capacity (for the individual using the wheelchair), and accessories such as locks and footrests. Other accessories that wheelchairs commonly use include head and back rests, the ability to recline, chipping-resistant steel frames, and upholstery made of materials that resist mildew and/or bacteria.
What is a motorized wheelchair?
Motorized wheelchairs are wheelchairs propelled and power-operated to help the user move more easily. They typically operate with a joystick or push buttons, and are more expensive and heavier than a standard wheelchair.