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Special Housing Assistance Changes

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Guest Morgan

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Just in case this might be helpful to someone here.

Special housing assistance now includes the following:

• Anatomical loss or loss of use of both upper extremities such as to preclude use of the arms at or above the elbows. (Added Public Law 108-454.)

And the familiar ones:

A veteran may qualify for a Special Adapted Housing grant not to exceed $50,000 if he or she is entitled to compensation (including compensation under 38 USC 1151) and rated permanently totally disabled based on any of the following disabilities or combinations of disabilities:

• Anatomical loss or loss of use of both lower extremities, such as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, canes, crutches, or a wheelchair; or

• Blindness of both eyes, having only light perception, plus anatomical loss or loss of use of one lower extremity or;

• Anatomical loss or loss of use of one lower extremity plus residuals of organic disease or injury which so affect the functions of balance or propulsion as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, canes, crutches, or a wheelchair or;

• Anatomical loss or loss of use of one lower extremity plus anatomical loss or loss of use of one upper extremity which so affects the functions of balance or propulsion as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, canes, crutches, or a wheelchair; or

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