Process once the application arrives at the OJA office:
The OJA Wheelchair Programme will verify applications, and make appointments for assessments to be conducted at the applicant’s convenience.
Where necessary for specialised wheelchairs such as motorised wheelchairs or specialised seating for severely disabled individuals.
The recipient must be aware that OJA is not responsible for maintenance or any other costs associated with wheelchair provided.
The manual wheelchairs must be returned to the organisation that applied for it and the motorized wheelchair must be returned to OJA for redistribution if the applicant dies, or is no longer able to use the wheelchair for any other reason within 2 years of receiving it.
A replacement chair will be considered if the person has not been able to become self-sufficient e.g. the person goes on to tertiary education after school
Co-payments might be requested from the user, depending on their financial circumstances for the motorised wheelchairs
All applications are to be made on the correct application forms available from the OJA office.