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Walk-in Bathtubs for Disabled Veterans

VA GRANTS

Bathing Solutions manufactures the highest quality walk-in tubs for disabled veterans.

If you are a disabled veteran, you may qualify for a VA Home Modification Grant that provides funds to help you purchase and install a walk-in bathtub.   To better assist you, we have provided detailed information on the three programs and the necessary links to start the application process.

Bathing Solutions is proud to be veteran-owned.  With three generations of veterans in the family, we take great pride in offering the highest quality walk-in tubs at the best price to those who served our Country.  Call us to today to help you select the walk-in tub that best fits your specific needs.

  Department of Veterans Affairs

Home Modification Programs

The VA has three main grant programs to assist disabled veterans and servicemembers with necessary home modifications.

What Is a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant?

The SAH Grant is designed to help provide a barrier-free living environment that affords the individual a level of independent living they may not otherwise enjoy, such as creating a wheelchair accessible home.  Veterans and servicemembers with specific service-connected disabilities may be entitled to a grant for the purpose of constructing or modifying a home to meet their adaptive needs. This grant is currently limited to $63,780. 

The SAH grant is available to veterans who are and servicemembers who will be entitled to disability compensation for permanent and total disability due to:

  • Loss or loss of use of both lower extremities, such as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, crutches, canes, or a wheelchair, or
  • Blindness in both eyes, having only light perception, plus loss or loss of use of one lower extremity, or
  • Loss or loss of use of one lower extremity together with (1) residuals of organic disease or injury, or (2) the loss or loss of use of one upper extremity, which so affects the functions of balance or propulsion as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, crutches, canes, or a wheelchair or,
  • Loss or loss of use of both upper extremities such as to preclude use of the arms at or above the elbow, or
  • A severe burn injury (as so determined).

Click this link Specially Adapted Housing Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs for complete information.

What Is a Special Home Adaptation (SHA) Grant?

The SHA grant is for modifying an existing home to meet adaptive needs, such as assistance with mobility throughout the home.  Veterans and servicemembers with specific service-connected disabilities may be entitled to this type of grant. The grant is currently limited to $12,756.  A temporary grant may be available to veterans and servicemembers who are/will be temporarily residing in a home owned by a family member.

The SHA grant is available to veterans who are and servicemembers who will be entitled to disability compensation for permanent and total disability due to:

  • Blindness in both eyes with 5/200 visual acuity or less or,
  • The anatomical loss or loss of use of both hands or extremities below the elbow, or
  • A severe burn injury (as so determined).

Click this link Specially Adapted Housing Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs for complete information.

What Is a Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Grant?

Under the HISA program, veterans may receive assistance for any home improvement necessary for the continuation of treatment or for disability access to the home and essential lavatory and sanitary facilities.  A HISA grant is available to veterans who have received a medical determination indicating that improvements and structural alterations are necessary or appropriate for the effective and economical treatment of their disability.  A veteran may receive both a HISA grant and either a SHA or SAH grant.

The HISA program is available for both service-connected veterans and non service-connected veterans. 

  • Home improvement benefits up to $6,800 may be provided to service-connected veterans.
  • Home improvement benefits up to $2,000 may be provided to nonservice-connected veterans.

Click this link Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) at the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.

How Can You Apply?

Click this link to apply for the SAH and SHA grants  VA Form 26-4555, Veterans Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant, and submit it to your local VA regional office.
Click this link to apply for a HISA grant  VA Form 10-0103, Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Home Improvement and Structural Alterations, and submit it to your local VA medical center.

 

For More Information, Call Toll-Free 1-800-827-1000
or Visit Our Web Site at http://www.homeloans.va.gov/sah.htm or www.va.gov.
Loan Guaranty Service – October 2008

 

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