Bills would expand VA house renovation program for disabled veterans
Retired Army Capt. Ryan Kules was just 24 when his Humvee rolled over an improvised explosive device in Taji, Iraq. The blast on Nov. 29, 2005 upended Kules' life, taking his right arm and left leg and breaking nearly every bone in his body. When Kules medically retired two years later, the couple bought a home and started a family. With a grant from a little-known benefit at the Department of Veterans Affairs known as the Specially Adapted Housing program, the Kules revamped their home to accommodate a wheelchair. But the renovations weren't cheap: Despite watching their budget, the Kules spent $100,000, $36,000 more than SAH covered at that time.
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