VA Benefits Participant Guide.pdf

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Apply/Access To apply for an SAH grant: Apply online at eBenefits. Complete VA Form 26-4555, Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant. Mail the application or drop it off in person at your nearest VA Regional Office. The application can be found on . Call VA toll-free at 1-800-827-1000. Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grant Description SHA Grants are provided to Veterans with service-connected disabilities to make home modifications necessary to allow them to continue to live independently despite blindness, the loss of use of their hands resulting from an injury sustained during their military service, some injuries resulting from serious burns, or some serious respiratory injuries. This grant can also be used to help an eligible person buy an existing home that has already been modified. Eligibility Active Duty National Guard Reserve Veteran Family Member Service members or Veterans are eligible for compensation for permanent and total service- connected disabilities due to: Blindness in both eyes with 20/200 visual acuity or less, OR The anatomical loss or loss of use of both hands, OR Severe burn injuries, OR Severe respiratory injuries There is no end date to apply. Current law authorizes up to three uses of grant benefits, up to the maximum allowable dollar amount.
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 140 It must be medically feasible for you to reside in the home. The property must be suitable for adaptation and must meet (or be adapted to meet) applicable minimum property requirements. It must be financially feasible for you to acquire and maintain the property. You and/or your family member will have to satisfy ownership requirements. Apply/Access To apply for an SHA grant: Apply online at eBenefits. Complete VA Form 26-4555, Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant. Mail the application or drop it off in person at your nearest VA Regional Office. The application can be found on . Call VA toll-free at 1-800-827-1000. Temporary Residence Adaptation (TRA) Grant Description TRA Grants are for eligible Veterans and Service members who are temporarily residing in a home owned by a family member that needs modifications to accommodate the Veteran’s or Service member’s needs. Eligibility Active Duty National Guard Reserve Veteran Family Member Apply/Access Apply for a TRA grant as part of your SHA or SAH grant process. Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Program
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 141 Description HISA Grants offer financial resources to disabled Veterans to make medically necessary modifications to their homes to improve access and mobility and, in particular, to facilitate use of the lavatory facilities. For instance, this grant may cover the addition of handrails, ramps,
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