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​Transport for Independence—Social Rehabilitation

We may be able to provide services that support your ability to travel independently.

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Who can get this

You may be able to get this if:

  • you have Qualifying Service, and
  • you have a condition related to your Qualifying Service

Qualifying Service explained

You may also be able to get this support for a non-service-related condition if:

  • it stops you working full time, and
  • you get Weekly Income Compensation.

Weekly Income Compensation

What you can get

Modifying a vehicle grant

Your vehicle may be modified so you can:

  • get in and out and move freely and safely in it
  • drive and operate it safely
  • travel safely as a passenger
  • take with you any mobility equipment you need.

New vehicle grant

You may be able to have a grant towards a new vehicle if it:

  • is a more suitable option than other support, and
  • closely fits your needs — we may look at what type you had before.

We take into account how much you have gotten if you sold a vehicle recently.

Retraining for a driver's licence

You may be able to retrain your driver's licence if you now need to drive a modified car.

Costs for travel

You may be able to have financial compensation for:

  • public transport
  • taxis
  • escorted travel in a vehicle.
How to apply

You'll be assessed for this under Social Rehabilitation while applying for impairment.

You may still apply for it if you don't have Social Rehabilitation. You'll need to:

  1. complete the Apply for Treatment and Rehabilitation application form
  2. send the application form and any supporting information to us.

Treatment and Rehabilitation application form [PDF, 671 KB]

What happens next

After you apply we'll:

  1. contact you to confirm we've received your application
  2. start the decision-making process
  3. keep you informed on the status of your application.

If we need more information, we'll get in touch with you.

How we make decisions

Find out more

Contact us for more information

We strive to be transparent. If you want to know how this entitlement is administered you can read the policy.

Transport for Independence-Social Rehabilitation policy [PDF, 367 KB]

Social Rehabilitation [PDF, 352 KB]