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Total And Permanent Service Connected Disability Additional Benefits

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Total and Permanent Service Connected Disability Additional Benefits

Check your state benefits here

This is by no means an extensive list and we recommend calling the VA at 1-800-827-1000 with any questions about the following benefits.

Dental treatment

Educational Assistance for Dependents: (under chapter 35) Veteran Must be rated 100% and permanent and total by the VA.

Civilian health and medical program for dependents/survivors (CHAMPVA) Veteran Must be rated 100% and permanent and total by the VA.

Specially Adapted Homes:

Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grants

The following is an abbreviated description of the requirements for obtaining an SAH Grant. For more information or an application, visit http://www.homeloans.va.gov/sah.htm or contact your local VA Regional Office at 1-800-827-1000.

There are two types of grants which are available to help severely disabled veterans in adapting housing to their special needs.

1. Specially Adapted Housing Grant

The maximum amount of this grant is $50,000. It is available to veterans with service-connected permanent and total disability due to one of the three following conditions:the loss or loss of use of both lower extremities or, blindness in both eyes, having only light perception, plus loss or loss of use of one lower extremity or,loss or loss of use of one lower extremity together with other disabilities which precludes locomotion without the aid of braces, crutches, canes or a wheelchair

2. Special Home Adaptations Grant

The maximum amount of this grant is $10,000. It is available to veterans with service-connected permanent and total disability due to one of the two following conditions:

blindness in both eyes with 5/200 visual acuity or less or,the loss or loss of use of both hands.

Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance: Decreasing term mortgage insurance up to $90,000 for veterans who have received a Specially Adaptive Housing grant and have an existing mortgage.

Waiver of cost of Service Disabled life Insurance: and additional $20,000 of life insurance at cost to veteran. Veteran must have applied for insurance within two years of initial disability rating or within two years of a new disability rating. An increase in a disability rating does not qualify as a new disability.

Commissary and Exchange privileges for veteran and dependants: The veteran must request a letter from the VA specifying veteran is in receipt of 100% disability, and then applies for a military ID card at the nearest ID card issuing facility.

Emergency treatment in non-VA facilities: if VA facilities are not available.

Annual Eye exams and prescribed eye wear

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My VA does not do annual eye exams its every 2 years and to get new glasses there has to be a significant prescription change the cheap bastards

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Me, too, Pete. I had cataract surgery done by private doctor via medicare because VA would not do it. I had my teeth fixed by private dentist because the VA filed the same filling twice and made a mess of it. They pulled a perfectly good tooth and would not do an implant to replace it. I paid $3000 to do it. The glasses they gave me did not fit with one lense about half an inch thick. They are such cheap bastards I now use a private eye doctor.

I need neck surgery. I would cut my throat before I would use the VA for that service. The VAMC is the greatest little welfare hospital in Florida. I would not set foot in their ER in Tampa. There are a few good doctors in the system, but the system itself is like Vegas. Do you feel lucky? Well, do you, then use the VA for a major surgery.

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FYI:

Actually the Adapted Housing grant is almost $64,000 now , it goes up automatically every year now..........

The adaptive grant also goes up automatically now so it is also higher than $10K....

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