Are you a Veteran with a disability?
The US Department of Veterans Affairs offers grant programs to assist disabled veterans and servicemembers with necessary home modifications.
We started working with the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs with the SAH (2101) (a) Grant in 2010. We understand what the Veterans Administration requires for the package submittal to Roanoke and work closely with the agent and veteran to assist with expediting the extent of the details.
We are based in Loudoun County and service Northern Virginia to the DC metro area line including Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington counties.
The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant helps Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. SAH grants can be used to remodel an existing home so it can be made suitable for specially adapted housing.
The Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Grant provides for veterans to 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.
The Special Housing Adaptation Grant (SHA) can be used to increase the mobility throughout the residence. The qualifications are specified by the type of disability.
To apply go to www.benefits.va.gov and complete VA form 26-4555.
For more information call 1-800-933-5499.
HISA grant – US Department of Veteran Affairs Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services www.prosthetics.va.gov/HISA2.asp
There is a grant program funded through the state called Granting Freedom. If you qualify for the SAH grant you should qualify for this one too.
Do not start any work to your residence that you know will qualify for one of the grants prior to receiving authorization. You will not be reimbursed. You need the authorization prior to starting any work and the payments are made directly to the merchant or contractor.
We cannot assist with the authorization process except to encourage the assigned agent to process the paperwork. It will take weeks to be authorized and each grant program has their lead times once the package has been turned in. Your level of disability will also determine your lead time. ALS veterans are processed more aggressively. The majority of our Veteran clients have ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
Our involvement starts after you have been approved and are free to select a contractor for the project. We provide a proposal to you based on what the grant program will allow and if you choose us to be your contractor we would begin the process of assembling the package for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Roanoke to approve.