The following guidelines are for all SBAI Assistance Programs:

  1. Each request must be in writing using either the SBAI Assistance Request Form.
  2. The individual requesting assistance must be a member of the SBAI and must be enrolled in the SBAI
  3. All requests must be received within 30 days of the event unless stated otherwise within the specific program.


Do you need help paying for a new wheelchair or home modification?

Funds will be distributed to individuals to assist with durable medical equipment (DME) expenses not covered by third-party payers. Examples include orthotics, wheelchairs, cushions, shower chairs, grab bars, and vehicle modifications.

The following guidelines will be used:

  1. Documentation outlining service and cost from the provider must accompany the request.
  2. Documentation of third-party payer limits must accompany the request.
  3. There will be a maximum limit of $500 per individual per year.


Submit your request by printing and completing the Assistance Program Request Form and mailing it with the required documents to:

Spina Bifida Association of Iowa
Attn: Reimbursement Program
8525 Douglas Avenue, Suite 39
Urbandale, IA 50322