Most of the time, the state determines a customer’s eligibility to receive this financial assistance based certain factors, including household income, eligibility for the federal food stamp program, employment status or a court’s discretion. This can help to cover some or all of the cost of the ignition interlock and make it more affordable.
Applying for financial assistance can be easy. First, reach out to your monitoring authority or the state office that requires you to install an IID. However, the financial assistance process and availability varies by state, so check your state’s information for more specific details.
Reduced installation cost is determined by the income of the family installing the ignition interlock device. Annual household income is compared to the federal poverty guidelines and the amount of financial assistance is determined.
If the court determines that you qualify for financial assistance, they will provide documentation directly to ADS. In all instances, ADS pays for the remaining balances not covered by the customer.
The Department of Motor Vehicles administers an account established to provide financial assistance to most DUI offenders in the state of Colorado who cannot afford an ignition interlock. The program is funded from the fees paid by first offense drunk drivers. If you qualify for assistance and funds are available, the DMV may pay a portion of your total ignition interlock expenses.
Your Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) must fall within a predetermined percentage of the current federal poverty guidelines.
You must be either a first-time offender with your violation happening on or after January 1, 2009 or have been designated as a persistent drunk driver that completed your initial interlock installation on or after January 1, 2014.
You must be a Colorado resident.
You must be over the age of 21 at the time of the violation.
If your driving privileges become suspended or revoked while driving with an interlock restricted license, your financial assistance will be terminated.
To learn more, visit Colorado's Ignition Interlock Device Financial Assistance Program.
An indigent BAIID fund is set up to provide financial assistance for the installation, monthly lease and removal fees to those determined as eligible by the Secretary of State. Eligibility can be determined by any of the following factors:
If you are determined as eligible to receive financial assistance, the Secretary of State will provide you with a written document as evidence of that determination. When you provide this document to ADS, we will install your ignition interlock device without charging you anything.
In addition, calibrations and your device removal will be provided at no charge to you. If you are declared as indigent, you are still responsible for the $30 per month MDDP monitoring fee and $8 permit fee made payable to the Secretary of State.
Additional charges such as lock out fees or damages will be your responsibility and will not be covered by the financial aid provided by ADS.
The state of Kansas provides financial aid for low-income drivers who might not be able to afford an ignition interlock device.
Your financial assistance program participation is established by your eligibility for the federal food stamp program. If you are deemed as eligible, you may receive assistance with the costs of installation, removal and calibrations.
To apply for financial assistance, complete the Kansas Ignition Interlock Device Indigency Program Application and present it to ADS when you schedule your installation. You will also need to present one of these documents:
Financial assistance associated with the service and monitoring of your ignition interlock device is available in the state of Minnesota, but you must have a probation officer to be considered. Depending on the county you reside in, you may also qualify for one of the specific ignition interlock grant programs.
To obtain information on applying, contact your probation officer. Once approved for the grant program, the program coordinator will provide ADS with a voucher outlining your level of financial aid eligibility.
If you do not reside in one of the counties that offers financial assistance programs, you may still apply for financial assistance through a DVS ignition interlock fund. To apply for financial aid, you must fill out the Reduced Fee for Ignition Interlock Service and Monitoring Form and have it notarized. You can return the form by fax, email or mail. You may also call (651) 296-2948 to apply over the phone.
Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) will review your application and notify you of your eligibility. You may only apply once per tax year and you must reapply each consecutive year. Your financial assistance is effective on the date your application is approved and is not retroactive to cover costs you already encountered.
The state of Mississippi provides financial aid for low income drivers who might not be able to afford an ignition interlock device. The Department of Public Safety determines indigence based on enrollment in one or more of the following programs:
To check your eligibility, simply fill out the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Ignition Interlock Indigent Form. If you qualify for assistance, some of the costs of installing, removing and leasing your ignition interlock device may be covered by the Interlock Device Fund, funded through interlock user fees. You will need to provide ADS with the paperwork outlining your eligibility for financial assistance.
Financial aid is available to DUI offenders in the state of Nebraska who are deemed as eligible by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The costs of installation, removal and monthly maintenance will be covered using available money from the Department of Motor Vehicles Ignition Interlock Fund for those who qualify for financial assistance. You are still responsible for additional fees and damages.
To apply for financial assistance, fill out the Nebraska Indigent Program Application and return it to the DMV. If the DMV determines that you are eligible for financial assistance, they will submit the required paperwork to ADS. You must reapply with the state after one year on financial assistance.
The state of New Hampshire provides financial aid for low income drivers who might not be able to afford an ignition interlock device. If it is determined that you are unable to afford an ignition interlock device, ADS will discount your monthly lease fee by 25%.
Annual household income is compared to the federal poverty guidelines to determine eligibility for financial assistance. The court will provide you documentation to provide ADS outlining your eligibility.
ADS provides financial assistance for low income drivers in the state of New York who might not be able to afford an ignition interlock device. If you would like to claim financial inability to pay for your ignition interlock device, you must submit three copies of your New York Ignition Interlock Device Program Financial Disclosure Report to the court prior to your sentencing. The sentencing court will provide copies to the district attorney and defense counsel and will then determine if you are eligible for reduced fees.
If you are approved to receive financial assistance, the court will provide you with all required documents. ADS will cover any costs not paid by you. Present your papers from the court to ADS when you call to schedule your installation.
The state of Ohio may provide financial assistance for low income drivers who might not be able to afford an ignition interlock device.
Eligibility is at the discretion of the court and is done on a case-by-case basis. If you are deemed as eligible, you may receive assistance with the costs of installation, monthly lease fees, calibrations and removal fees. The court will provide you with documentation showing the type of assistance you qualify for. Present this paperwork to ADS when you call to schedule your installation.
An interlock assistance fund is available in the state of Tennessee to help cover costs associated with ignition interlock devices to those that qualify as indigent.
If your annual income is 185% or less of the poverty guidelines set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, you may qualify for financial assistance.
The court will determine if you are eligible to receive financial assistance for your ignition interlock installation, monthly lease, maintenance and removal fees. Any lockout fees or damage fees will still be your responsibility to cover in full.
If the court determines that you are eligible, they will provide you with an affidavit of indigency. You must present this document to ADS prior to scheduling your ignition interlock installation. We will have to have a fax copy or PDF copy, NOT a picture, of the Indigent affidavit and the ORDL to qualify.
Financial assistance is available to help cover the costs of your ignition interlock installation and monthly service fees in the state of Wisconsin. Eligibility is determined by your annual household income as it compares to the federal poverty guidelines.
The Federal Poverty Guidelines are adjusted annually and are based on the number of people living in your household.
You must obtain eligibility through the court that is requiring you to install an ignition interlock device. If the court finds you as eligible, they will provide you with a court order outlining your need for financial assistance. Present this court order to ADS when you call to schedule an installation.
The state of Wyoming provides financial aid for low income drivers who might not be able to afford an ignition interlock device.
Your financial assistance program participation is established by your eligibility and enrollment in the Wyoming Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If you are deemed as eligible, you may receive assistance with the costs of installation, removal and calibrations.
Fill out the Application for Ignition Interlock Assistance or call the Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) to check eligibility. If you qualify, you will pay all fees in full to ADS and will be reimbursed by the Wyoming DOT.
The state of Washington provides financial assistance to low income drivers who might not be able to afford an ignition interlock device. If approved, the Washington Department of Licensing will reimburse your ignition interlock provider for the monthly fee of your ignition interlock device. To qualify, you must be indigent. To apply, for assistance, submit an Ignition Interlock Device Financial Assistance Application.
Call us now at 888-786-7384 to talk with one of our state specialists who can get you the best price available for your ADS ignition interlock device and provide you with more information about state financial assistance programs.