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Low interest loans for items that keep you independent

a woman using a wheelchair is pushed up a ramp into a van
Photo of a woman using a wheelchair going up a ramp into a van

What is WisLoan?

WisLoan is a statewide alternative loan program that allow Wisconsin residents with disabilities to finance assistive technology or equipment needed to live more independently and productively. 

Low interest loans can be used to purchase:

  • Wheelchairs and motorized scooters
  • Hearing aids
  • Magnifiers and other visual aids
  • Home modifications such as control/switches for lights, doors, and appliances
  • Accessible vehicles or modifications like lifts and adaptive hand controls
  • ...and more!

photos of assistive technology including a wheelchair, a hearing aid and a stairlift
Photos of assistive technology; a powered wheelchair, a hearing aid, and a stairlift


How much money can I borrow?

Loan amounts start at $500 and can go up to $80,000 depending on your purchase and your ability to repay.

Who can apply?

  • Must be a Wisconsin resident
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Any individual with a disability
  • Any individual on behalf of a person with a disability:
    • Parents
    • Children and other relatives
    • Spouse
    • Personal care takers
    • Legal guardians

You may qualify for downpayment assistance!

The WisLoan Down Payment Assistance Program works with WisLoan applicants to reduce the overall amount of the loan, which reduces monthly payments and the overall debt to income ratio. To learn about the WisLoan Downpayment Assistance Program, CLICK HERE.

Contact the Independent Living Center that serves your home county for more information:

Independence First serves the Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties. Contact us: 414-291-7520 (V/TTY)

Outside of our area? Click the link to find your local ILC:

What is Telework?

Telework is a statewide program that allows people with disabilities low-interest loans to purchase equipment needed to start a business or to become self-employed. Contact your local Independence Living Center to learn more. 


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