VA provides grants to Service Members and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.
The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for Veterans of any nation in the world, with roots that can be traced back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians.
The VA Home Loan Guaranty Program is the only provision of the original GI Bill that is still in force. To assist the Veteran between discharge and reemployment, the 1944 GI Bill also provided unemployment benefits of $20 per week, for a maximum of 52 weeks. It was a lesser amount than the unemployment benefits available to non-veterans.
SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. SAH grants can be used in one of the following ways:
For a full list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans of Service Members, with a permanent and total service connected disability, who have experienced one or more of the following conditions
See more about the grant here http://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/infographics/pdfs/Special_Adaptive_Housing.pdf
Or read the PDF belowSpecial_Adaptive_Housing
The SAH and SHA benefit amount is set by law, but may be adjusted upward annually based on a cost-of-construction index. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SAH grants in fiscal year 2017 is $77,307. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SHA grant in fiscal year 2017 is $15,462. No individual may use the grant benefit more than three times up to the maximum dollar amount allowable.
A temporary grant may be available to SAH/SHA eligible Veterans and Servicemembers who are or will be temporarily residing in a home owned by a family member. The maximum amount available to adapt a family member’s home for the SAH grant is $33,937 and for the SHA grant is $6,059.
Fill out and submit VA Form 26-4555 or call 1-800-827-1000 to have a claim form mailed to you.
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Need more information or have questions? Contact a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) staff member via email at email@example.com or by phone at (877) 827-3702.
Read more about the grant here http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/adaptedhousing.asp