According to the VA website, the grant helps veterans build a house that is specifically modified to meet their needs.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
Due to the number of injured service members returning from active duty in Afghanistan, The Federal Savings Bank has been highlighting the importance of VA adaptive housing grants to its prospective clients. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers veterans and active service members assistance with housing through a number of programs, including a VA home loan and VA loan refinance.
An adaptive housing grant is money provided by the VA for eligible veterans with permanent service-related physical disabilities. According to the VA website, the grant helps veterans build a house that is specifically modified to meet their needs. Adaptive housing grants are especially important now for injured service members returning from duty in Afghanistan. In addition, grants are in high demand due to a still improving job market while overall wages have remained somewhat stagnant over the past 10 years.
Renovations can be done in most areas of the home, including bathrooms, garages and sliding doors. They make daily activities much more manageable for injured military members.
In order to qualify for an adaptive housing grant, one must meet at least one of these conditions:
If one is blind in both eyes or can only perceive light.
If one has lost both of their arms and/or both legs - or lost the use of them.
If one has a severe burn.
If one has a severe respiratory injury.
In order to apply for a grant, one will need to fill out VA Form 26-4555, according to the VA website. The Federal Savings Bank encourages VA's to fill out this form as soon as possible to ensure a quicker response time with regard to the grant. One can also contact the Federal Savings Bank to speak to someone who can help.