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Accident Disabled Man Seeks Financial Grants For Wheelchair Accessible Van

by David
(Shoreline, Washington, USA)

I am single 44-year-old male with no family. I'm looking for financial grants to get a wheelchair accessible van.

I lost the last of my family in 1999 due to cancer. I spent my life savings to bury my last uncle in 1999.

He had no money to get a decent funeral. I only had enough to get him cremated and a small plot to put his ashes in.

My disability consists of spinal damage due to a car accident in 1985 and another in 2005 when a truck cut me off and stopped me in the middle of the road.

I was driving for a company called Paratransit to drive other disabled people to doctor appointments and medical appointments.

After the accident I ended up in a wheelchair and can no longer work to support myself.

Being in a wheelchair I have no way to get to my doctor appointments. I need a wheelchair accessible van with a rear lift and high top to get to my appointments.

I don't have the money for any kind of van, which is why I need financial grants to help out.

I have no way to go on outings such as fishing or to go to other special functions that occur for the adult home I'm in. I can't attend functions for my friends.

I am trying to earn extra income working at home by trying to print business cards for friends and other people. Because I have no clients though, I'm not making any money.

I am currently on SSI making $606.60 a month. The amount is small due to a payback problem I have on my SSI income.

I am looking for financial grants to buy a wheelchair accessible van with a rear loading lift and a high top so I can have someone drive me to and from the appointments and other functions that I would like to do.

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Nov 26, 2011
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Workers comp?
by: Anonymous

Sounds like a workers compensation case for the 2005 accident, since you were working by driving a company's van to transport disabled people. Your injuries led to you being confined to a wheelchair. Did you apply for workers compensation? If not, find a workers compensation attorney that can help you!

Oct 14, 2011
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Wheelchair Accessible Vans
by: Ken

Hello David,
I have a site that may be of help. It's really hard to find grants for anything these days, but, copy and paste this to your browser: https://www.cfda.gov
Good luck,
Ken

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