The WisLoan program offers loans for assistive technology. The
loans help people buy equipment such as hearing aids, modified
vehicles, wheelchairs and ramps. Independent
living centers throughout the state provide technical assistance,
applications and assistive technology services.
The program is open to Wisconsin residents of all ages who have a disability.
There are no income requirements, and individuals are not required to exhaust
personal or public funding. Under the program, banks provide loans to qualified borrowers. Loan amounts depend on the item
purchased and the ability to repay the loan.
The WisLoan fact sheet provides details about the
program. For additional information, contact Patti
Kraemer at 414/226-8306 or toll-free at 1-877/463-3778.
provides program information and statewide coordination. The Wisconsin Department of Health and
Family Services administers the
grant and provides oversight.
WisLoan is a federally-funded project of the National Institute for
Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), US Department of Education,
under PL105-394, the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, Grant No. H224C010017.
WisLoan is provided as a cooperative service of the Wisconsin Department of
Health and Family Services, IndependenceFirst, and Marshall & Ilsley
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March 01, 2013