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Does getting disability include a handicap parking permit?

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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.

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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.

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