Veterans may be eligible for a variety of other benefits. We'll do our best to keep you updated on new benefits and benefit changes.
Specially Adapted Homes
Disabled veterans may be entitled to a grant from VA for a home specially adapted to their needs or for adaptations to a house. Two types of grants are available:
VA may approve a grant of not more than 50 percent of the cost of building, buying or remodeling adapted homes or paying indebtedness on those homes already acquired, up to a maximum of $63,780. Veterans must be entitled to compensation for permanent and total service-connected disability due to one of the following:
VA may approve a grant for the actual cost, up to a maximum of $12,756, for adaptations to a veteran's residence that are determined by VA to be reasonably necessary. The grant also may be used to assist veterans in acquiring a residence that already has been adapted with special features for the veteran's disability. Veterans must be entitled to compensation for permanent and total service-connected disability due to:
Supplemental Financing: Veterans with available loan guaranty entitlement may also obtain a guaranteed loan or a direct loan from VA to supplement the grant to acquire a specially adapted home.
Veterans and service members qualify for this benefit if they have service-connected loss or permanent loss of use of one or both hands or feet, or permanent impairment of vision of both eyes to a certain degree. Veterans entitled to compensation for ankylosis (immobility) of one or both knees, or one or both hips, also qualify for adaptive equipment for an automobile. There is a onetime payment by VA of not more than $11,000 toward the purchase of automobile or other conveyance. VA pays for adaptive equipment, and for repair, replacements, or reinstallation required because of disability, and for the safe operation of a vehicle purchased with VA assistance.
Any veteran who is entitled to receive compensation for a service-connected disability for which he or she uses prosthetic or orthopedic appliances may receive an annual clothing allowance. The allowance also is available to any veteran whose serviced-connected skin condition requires prescribed medication that does irreparable damages to the veteran's outer garments.