The Department of Veterans Affairs offers grants to disabled veterans to make their homes accessible. On October 1, 2022, this amount increased. The two grants offered through the VA are the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant and the Special Housing Adaption (SHA) Grant.
The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) program assists disabled veterans with building, remodeling, or purchasing an adapted home. The service-connected injury must be due to loss or loss of use of both legs, blindness in both eyes, loss or loss of use of one leg and loss of use of one arm or residuals of organic disease, loss or loss of use of both arms at or above the elbows or severe burn injury.
The Special Housing Adaption (SHA) Grant assists disabled veterans and service members with anatomical loss or loss of use of both hands or arms below the elbow, severe burn injury, or certain respiratory or breathing injuries.
The difference between the grants is based on the disability severity.
For 2023, the maximum SAH grant is $109, 986 and the SHA grant will increase to $22,036. The increase is based on the Turner Building Cost Index. The index measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States. The index measured a yearly increase of 8.62%, which is reflected in the grant amounts.
Other programs to assist disabled veterans include
Temporary Residence Assistance Grant: The grant can be utilized for adapting a temporary living arrangement.
Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) grant: grant to assist with any home improvement for treatment or disability access for Veterans or Service Members. Those who have service-connected disabilities can receive up to $6800 in assistance and those with non-service-connected disabilities can receive up to $2000 in assistance.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Adaptation Assistance program provides home adaptations assistance to those who cannot work due to their service-connected injuries and need adaptations for a vocational goal.
Check out this information from the VA with links on how to apply in addition.
Mary E Lumpkin Benitez says
I will need a lift chair for my steps in my new home. Just about 12 steps to the basement. How fo I acquire this as a disabled 70% veteran. Disability rating is presently on speak. Plus, I am a retired Army Veteran.. I heard that funds were plentiful for veterans for this assistance. Please respond as soon as possible. Thank you, Mary E Lumpkin Benitez, US Army Retired
Military Shoppers Admin says
Please visit the following link for more information and additional links for application. https://www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/factsheets/homeloans/SAHFactsheet.pdf
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