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I would like to know what happens when this grant is approved?

I filed it and the VA told me it is still under review.

Do i get the money or does the person the contractor get the money?

How much is the grant for.

I think a friend of mine told me $ 50, 000.00, is that correct?

Does the VA direct deposit into my account where i normally get my monthly comp?

Do i have to show VA receipts?

Thanks for your time.


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A Special Adaptive Housing Grant is available for any vet whose SC requires this. Also a Special 2006 regulation added Sec 1151 vets to this program.


"Those veterans who are entitled to this benefit are those entitled to service connected compensation benefits for permanent and total disability as result of":

1.loss of or loss if use of both lower extremetities and require braces, canes or wheelchair


2. blindness in both eyes plus loss of or loss if use of one extremity


3. loss of extremity or lose of use of coupled with residuals o organic disease or injury,or as precluding balance and propulasion

or 4,

loss of or loss of use of both upper extremities to preclude use of arms above elbows

One vet I know got this grant due to loss of leg in Vietnam and another vet I know received a one time grant due to other circumstances-he did not fall into above criteria.

The 50,000 is the cap as far and is limited to three separate grants.

All of these regs are detailed in 38 USCS 2101 and 2102.

The VA itself determines how these funds are paid.

In an old CAVC case Werden V West, the vet requested that the RO pay him instead of the builder and said the builder did not adequately modify another home and the vet wanted the money directly.

The VARO however paid the builder and not the vet.

CAVC could not take jurusdiction over the way the RO paid the builder.

The 2 vets I know never saw the grant money-it went to the biulder.

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It is a grant to construct/remodel a home to make it friendly to your disability. It is paid directly to the contractor as it is not a form of compensation pay for the veteran.

This is to insure that if you need a ramp to enter and exit your home you get a ramp and not a pool table and new 67 inch tv for your game room.

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