The Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) grant can be used for any home improvement necessary for the continuation of treatment or for disability access to the home and essential lavatory and sanitary facilities. Among the improvements a HISA Grant will cover are:
- Allowing entrance or exit from veteran’s home;
- Improving access for use of essential lavatory and sanitary facilities;
- Improving access to kitchen and bathroom counters;
- Handrails and grab rails;
- Lowered Electrical outlets and switches;
- Improving paths or driveways;
- Improving plumbing and electrical work for dialysis patients
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 a disability. A veteran may receive both a HISA grant and either a Special Home Adaptation (SHA) grant (below) or a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant (below).Home improvement benefits up to $4,100 are available to veterans with a service-connected disability, and up to $1,200 is available to veterans with non-service-related disabilities.To apply, the veteran must first have a prescription from a VA or a fee-basis physician. This must include:
- Specific items required;
- The diagnosis with medical justification;
- The veteran’s name, address, SSN, and phone number(s);
In addition, a list of other items regarding the exact work to be completed, costs, and site drawings must be compiled and submitted as well.101 Mobility is glad to help in this process from start to finish. We are here to make sure that you get the modifications and the equipment that you need in order to live a more comfortable and accessible life.Call us today at 1.888.236.6917 or visit us at: www.101Mobility.com and let us help get you the assistance you need without any hassle or inconvenience to you. Source: http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/docs/HISA_english.pdf
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