TheVA provides a lifetime benefit up to $6,800 for HomeImprovements and Structural Alterations (HISA). Thisgrant must be used for modifications performed on a Veteran’sprimary residence. Unlike a home improvement loan, the HISA grantwill not need to be repaid. Veterans who have service connecteddisability ratings of 50% or more may receive up to $6,800, whileVeterans who have a rating of 40% or less may receive up to $2,000.
Toapply for a HISA Grant, Veterans can refer to the following steps:
Schedulean appointment with your VA primary care physician. Be sure to sharedetails about your specific need (e.g. walk-in shower) and request aprescription for a HISA grant.
Allowtime for your primary care physician to submit a medical consult toa prosthetics department. The prescription your primary physiciansubmits will include the specific item required, diagnosis and yourcontact information.
Expectto receive a hard copy of the HISA application – VA Form 26-4555 –by mail if you are eligible.
Returnyour completed application along with one estimate for repairsand/or modifications.
Receivean award letter for a grant benefit between four and six weeks fromthe time the application is submitted.
Blogsubmitted by: Cyndi Cobb of The Real Estate Market Place – Sourcedfrom Veterans Land Board
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