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Accessible Housing Disability Grant For Degenerative Bone Disabled Navy Vet Kenny

by Kenneth Abbanato
(Lantana, Florida, USA)

Hello, my name is Kenny. I am a 63-year-old male married to my wonderful wife for 20 years with one daughter who is currently 22. I was born in Connecticut, and I'm currently living in Florida.

I served in the US Navy from 1971-1972, with an honorable discharge. From 1999-2013 worked as a union laborer. The jobs consisted of heavy highway construction to nuclear power plants.

Kenneth In Early Navy Days And Current Disabled State.
Kenneth In Early Navy Days And Current Disabled State.

Disability Issues

In 2013 I was diagnosed with disabilities concerning my neck, back, hands, and knees. The disabilities include degenerating bones and acute arthritis. Any other medical information can be obtained by the VA Hospital of West Palm Beach Florida.

I can no longer work as a union laborer with good benefits.

I have tried various types of medicine. None have truly worked. I am not sure about having surgery due to the fact that so many people have said in the long run they still have medical issues.

I still do physical therapy but it is limited due to the fact that the VA hospital is too far for me to travel.

Financial Hardship

Once I became disabled my wife switched her job to be an independent contractor so she would be able to be around to come with me to doctor visits and to take care of me.

The company that she was working for didn't cover anything such as gas, wear and tear on vehicles, or medical. She was earning $15 an hour and was bringing home at least $400 a week, and still was able to help me when needed.

But in the last month the company she was working out of changed the pay rate to $3.00 a package, which would decrease our weekly amount of income a lot. So she had to give up the job because we would have been losing money.

Income Efforts

I am now able to get SSI, which is $1100 a month. I am searching the Internet for grants or any other kind of veteran's assistance.

My mother has been helping us out when she can with some of our bills.

My wife is in the process of looking for another job where she can still be able to help me out when needed.

Specific Needs

I am seeking a grant for different housing due to the fact the home we live in needs a lot of repairs and will soon need to make the house suitable for my disabilities.

I already have veterans insurance but it only covers medical needs so I need vision since I have glasses for distance and close up but still can't see well.

I am having a hard time hearing and they don't cover hearing aids.

My teeth are getting really bad and don't have any dental insurance to have them fixed.

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Feb 08, 2016
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Thank You !!
by: Kenny

Thank you so much for publishing my story! I greatly appreciate all the help you have given me and my family in publishing my story. If anyone has any sites that could help us we would greatly appreciate any help that is given !!


Sincerely a Disabled Vet Kenny

Feb 04, 2016
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Next step... the Workbook
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hey Kenny,

Congratulations on getting your story published. You may now access the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story to get the help you need.

Best regards,
Don coggan

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