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U.S. Senators Want To Make Adaptive Vehicles Affordable For Veterans

SHIRLEY, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators from Maine and West Virginia has introduced a proposal to reduce the cost of special adaptive vehicle equipment for severely disabled veterans.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia say their proposal would make the veterans eligible to receive a grant to help them purchase their equipment once every ten years.

Adaptive vehicles, which some disabled people need to be able to drive safely, can cost from $40,000 to $65,000.

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