WisLoan Fact Sheet
Assistive technology is defined as "any item, piece of equipment or
device that enables an individual with a disability to improve his or her
independence and quality of life."
Common items include: hearing aids,
wheelchairs, modified vehicles, computers with modifications, environmental
controls, alternative communication devices, ramps and home accessibility
Individuals applying for a loan must be at least 18 years old and reside in Wisconsin.
Applicants must be a person with a disability or be purchasing items for someone with a
disability (for example, a grandparent buying a device for a
grandchild). Loans can only be used to purchase assistive technology or to make
Applicants can request an amount needed for purchase, but actual loan amounts will depend on
the item purchased, the ability to repay and the capacity of the loan fund.
The time allowed for repayment depends on the amount of
the loan and the item purchased. In addition, the program focuses on the ability to make the monthly payment to pay back this
loan. The reasons for a poor credit record are taken into consideration.
Staff at the independent
living centers throughout the state can answer your questions and take an
application. For more information about WisLoan, contact Patti
Kraemer at IndependenceFirst at 414/226-8306, or toll-free at
March 01, 2013