Mobility is an important issue for people with disabilities. Those who cannot drive their own car or use public transport often have to use a taxi to get to the doctor’s office or work. But who pays for the trip and what do you have to consider?

Under certain conditions, Tunbridge Wells Taxi people with disabilities can be transported free of charge on local public transport. With the token on the supplement to the pension office ID card, you can use buses, subways and S-Bahn trains throughout Germany without limitation. But what if those affected cannot travel independently on public transport due to their disability? Will the costs of a taxi ride be covered?

Prior approval of taxi rides

There is no general free transport by taxi. Unlike public transport, taxi journeys usually have to be approved in advance by your health insurance company. An exception here is the trip to inpatient treatment.

Right to reimbursement of costs

Holders of a severely disabled person’s card with the symbols “age”, “BI” and “H” as well as people with care level II or III are entitled to have the taxi costs covered by their health insurance company. To do this, Taxi in Tunbridge Wells copy of the severely disabled person’s ID card must be sent to the health insurance company along with the application. As soon as the health insurance company has approved the trips, those affected only pay the statutory contribution – as is also the case with medical and medical aids.

Application for reimbursement of costs by health insurance companies

Even those who do not have the symbols “age”, “BI” and “H” on their severely disabled person’s ID card or do not have a severely disabled person’s ID card at all may be able to get the cost of the taxi ride reimbursed. This applies in particular to trips to doctor’s offices or to outpatient treatment. For example, if those affected have to go to physiotherapy regularly, they can apply for the cost to be covered by their health insurance company. The prerequisite for this is that those affected do not have their own car and cannot use public transport. In such a case, it is advisable to submit a medical certificate or a corresponding prescription to the health insurance company. The health insurance company examines the individual case and, if necessary, issues a declaration that the costs will be covered.

Other cost bearers

Health insurance companies are not the only cost bearer when it comes to enabling mobility for people with disabilities. Under certain conditions, Tunbridge Wells Taxi the employment agency can also approve a subsidy – especially if it can promote professional integration. Whether and to what extent taxi rides are covered depends on the individual case. However, taxis are generally not recognized as a permanent “transportation service” to work or training.

That’s why it makes sense to ask the community about funding opportunities. Some cities have transportation services for people with disabilities or issue transportation vouchers. However, there are no uniform regulations for this, especially since each municipality implements different measures to integrate people with disabilities. Finally, the social welfare office is also a contact point for getting a subsidy for taxi transport if there is no other possibility for social participation.

Order a disabled-accessible taxi in good time

People with disabilities should order their taxi in good time. This is the only way to ensure that the vehicle is accessible for disabled people and that there is enough space to transport aids. It is important to know that taxi drivers do not provide carrying services. For example, if a person with a disability needs to be accompanied into a building, help should be organized in good time or medical transport should be booked.

It basically doesn’t matter whether you order the taxi by phone via the headquarters or via the app – as long as it is an official taxi company. Caution is advised with private driving services, for example Airport Taxi in Tunbridge Wells through so-called “ride-sharing apps”. The question of liability for the new ride-sharing services has not yet been clarified. Anyone who arranges to be transported by a private person may be at a disadvantage in the event of an accident. And health insurance companies and other payers usually only provide a subsidy for taxis – not for rides with private individuals.