Receiving disability benefits does not mean automatically getting a handicap parking permit. States, not the Social Security Administration, issue the permits based on their own requirements, says DisabilityScoop.Continue Reading
Social Security Income gives money to meet basic needs such as food and shelter, according to the SSA. Social Security Disability Insurance also pays monthly benefits; neither program includes parking permits.
New York is an example of a state that requires drivers and their healthcare providers to fill out a form, or the providers to write a letter about the disability on letterhead, according to the state department of motor vehicles.
In Virginia, drivers must apply for a permit and obtain certification of the disability from a medical official, says the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.Learn more about Driving Laws