Proper Home Design is a locally owned business that assists the needs of those with mobility impairments. Whether you need grab bars for your tub, or you need an entirely redesigned bathroom or kitchen to facilitate wheelchair access, we can help you.
The VA offers programs that pay for modifying an existing home or building a new adapted home to meet the specific needs of veterans with service connected disabilities. Through the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Home Adaptation (SHA) grant as well as the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) grant, eligible veterans may receive financial assistance totaling over $60,000.
Our projects range from single-room modifications to complete new home construction and each utilizes leading edge accessibility and safety solutions. It is always our goal to do these modifications in a manner which will enhance the home’s value, and function better for people of all ages and abilities.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a special program providing home modification benefits for disabled veterans . Under the Home Improvement and Structural Alterations Program (HISA), you may be entitled to a benefit up to $6,800.00 for a service connected disability or $2,000.00 for a non-service connected disability.
Our construction services include but are not limited to: Grab Bars, Walk in or roll in showers, walk in tubs, wheel chair ramps, widened doorways and wheelchair redesigned households. Proper Home Design is proud to assist you by providing home modification services to disabled veterans. We are honored to serve our veterans and assist them with their VA disability benefits.
Veterans’ Assistance Grants for Home Modifications
The Veterans’ Administration provides 3 types of grants for veterans to enable them to make home modifications to accommodate for their disabilities. Of these 3 grants, the HISA Grant is the most appropriate for the elderly because the grant is not limited to those individuals with service-connected disabilities.
HISA Grant Description
HISA Grants offer financial resources to disabled veterans to make modifications to their homes to improve access, mobility and in particular to facilitate use of the lavatory facilities. The veteran’s disability does not have to be related to their military service. However, those whose disability is service-connected are eligible for a higher grant amount.
HISA Grant Eligibility
Veterans must have a doctor’s prescription that states the diagnosis and the medical reason for needing the home modification. The veteran does not necessarily need to own the home in which the modification is being made provided they have the permission of the homeowner.
HISA Grant Benefits
The maximum 2011 HISA benefit limit for veterans whose disability is not related to their military service is $2,000. For veterans with service-connected disabilities that limit is $6,800.
Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant SAH Description
SAH Grants, also referred to as 2101(a) Grants, provide financial resources to veterans for home modifications to make their place of residence wheelchair accessible. However, unlike the HISA Grant, this assistance is available only to veterans with service connected disabilities that include the loss or loss of function in at least one of their legs.
As this grant is for service related disabilities only, most elderly veterans are not eligible. However, there is no time limit therefore some individuals may be eligible if they have a disability related to their military service that has become progressively worse with age and eventually required them to use a wheelchair.
SAH Grant Benefits
The maximum allowable limit for the SAH grant is $77,307.
Special Home Adaptation (SHA) Grants, also known as 2101(b) Grants, are provided to disabled veterans to make home modifications necessary to allow them to continue to live independently despite blindness or the loss of use of their hands resulting from an injury sustained during their military service. The maximum SHA grant benefit amount is $14,754. Veterans can apply at any VA office.
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