My husband is 67 and wheelchair bound. We have used our county's transportation services as they have wheelchair accessible vans, but one has to adhere to their schedules, and they do not travel outside the county. Having a wheelchair accessible van would be a blessing.
I've been doing some research on handicap accessible vans. I've found the only affordable ones are over 10 years old and have over 100,000 miles. I'm no fool and I'm aware these vans, no matter what the dealer says, are on borrowed time.
How does a person, on a fixed income, afford one of these vans? My husband is not a veteran, so wouldn't get benefits. He does have Medicare and Supplemental, but I'm sure they wouldn't help. A new van can cost over $40,000 with a monthly payment over $300.
Do we have any chance, other than winning the lottery, of being able to afford a van?