Veterans Bathtub Modification Program
Home Improvement and Structural Alterations Grant [HISA]
HISA Grants provide financial resources to disabled veterans to make essential modifications to their homes to enhance access, particularly mobility, to enable the use of their bathroom facilities. It may cover the widening of doors, the addition of handrails, modified staircase, bathroom remodeling, to name a few. The grant money comes from the veteran’s local, regional medical center budget.
A veteran’s disability does not have to be connected to their time in the military. However, those with these disabilities are eligible for a higher grant amount.
Regardless of how one got the disability, a veteran must have a Veterans Affairs doctor’s prescription indicating the medical reason for home modification and the diagnosis. Also, the key to note, the veteran does not need to own the home requiring changes; as long they have a go-ahead from the homeowner.
HISA Grant Allowances
HISA allows for the following:
• Use of necessary sanitary and lavatory facilities
• Improving plumbing and electrical systems for the installation of home medical equipment
• Allowing entrance and exit from homes
• Facilitating movement to kitchen or bathroom counters or sinks
• Improving driveways or entrance paths
What HISA doesn’t cover
HISA does not pay for:
• Exterior decking
• Jacuzzi, spa or hot tub
• Walkways to exterior buildings
HISA Benefits and Limits
Lifetime HISA benefit of up to $6, 800 may be offered for military veterans with a service-connected disability. It is also available for veterans who have a non-service connected condition rated 50% or more service-connected.
Offered also is a lifetime benefit up to $2,000 for veterans who have a non-service connected condition.
HISA Grant Application Process
As earlier mentioned, HISA is available to veterans who have received a medical determination specifying that improvements and structural alterations are essential or suitable for the effective and economic benefit of a disability.
To apply, the veteran must have a VA prescription that must include:
• Specific items required
• Veteran’s name, address, phone number, and SSN
• The diagnosis with medical justification
• The needed modification
On top of the things required, site drawings and contractor costs must be compiled and submitted.
Veterans Bathroom Modifications
The Villages Bathroom Remodeling is an experienced HISA Grant, Veterans Bathroom Modification Contractor. We will go the extra mile to insure our veterans are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
We take on bathroom modification projects of disabled veterans to allow safe and accessibility to their existing bathrooms. We also convert existing bathtubs to walk-in or roll-in showers. We will also include the necessary grab bars and ADA toilets that are tailored and personalized to meet the veteran’s needs.
As the application process can be challenging in some cases, you can get help from professionals. The Villages Bathroom Remodeling have experience in this field will help you in the process from start to finish. They will ensure that you get the necessary modifications and equipment to live a more comfortable life. Call us to get started today!