Housing Grant Benefit for Injured Service Members Expanded
Jan 11, 2008
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Service members who are seriously injured or disabled can now receive special adaptive housing grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which range from $10,000 to $50,000, as many as three times − as long as the total grant money they receive is within limits specified by law.
Previously, veterans could only use the grants once. "This change ensures that every eligible veteran and servicemember has the chance to use the maximum amount afforded to them by our grateful nation," says VA Secretary Dr. James B. Peake. More than 16,000 veterans will soon receive letters from the VA notifying them of their eligibility for the expanded benefit.
VA has averaged about 1,000 adaptive housing grant applications per year during the past 10 years. Since the program began in 1948, it has provided more than $650 million in grants to about 34,000 seriously disabled veterans.