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Hi Hadit fambly,

I haven't posted for a while as I've been struggling to monitor my husband's medical problems. But I am happy to report that he finally had his pacemaker placed (had to go to a private doctor because of VA lag). He is now no longer mostly bedfast. At least he feels like sitting in a chair or being in his wheelchair most of the day. Thanks to everyone who prayed for him. It is truly a miracle he didn't die. VA denied the private hospital bill, so we have the bills to pay, but we still have him.

I need some input from the Hadit experts. :angry: Can anyone shed light on the last leg of the process for SAH grant approval? Specifically, does the VA approval of the grant include reexamining the C-file before funds are released. I'm not asking about the eligibility determination, but rather the actual grant approval. The way I understand it is after the eligibility determination, a final housing package must go to Houston for approval to release the funds. This includes a contract to purchase or build a suitable dwelling, the SAH agent's inspection, along with the veteran's loan approval and financial statement. But is the C-file reexamined if the veteran doesn't pursue the funds immediately upon notification of eligibility? If so, should a veteran get all medical records since the decision and send them with the package to Houston?

Carrie

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Thank you, Josephine. Saying he is well would be a stretch, but alive is good enough for us, for now. We are still working on the "doing well." :rolleyes:

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No c/p file is not reviewed again. Once approved it can be used anytime the veteran is ready to use it. Be advised if the veteran does not use it before his death, it is a lost benefit. I used mine in Killeen texas two years ago. Use it as soon as you can. It can also be used to remodel you present home. I used mine to get a roll in shower, added a room on the house, and added a screened in porch, widended doors, and got new hardwood floors, privacy fencing , and a security fence, and a new carport. Use as much as the funds as you can because if you don't use it all you will lose it.

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Thanks, Rick, for posting. So what does the Houston office do for the final approval? I thought they might have to review the C-file again to see if the veteran's medical condition might have improved, especially if the eligibility was granted over a year ago.

So glad you were able to get the grant.

Carrie

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My grant was approved by the Winston-Salem NC regional office when I lived in NC. I moved to killeen Texas in 2004, the grant was monitored by the Waco Texas VA regional office. I had a Diana Rogers for the adapted grant specialist. Be careful with contractors I lost 16K of my grant because the VA paid him after he laid the cement, he then walked off. The va did not fight to get my 16K back or reinstated any part of my grant. I had to find another contract willing to clean up a serious mess.. ie my cement floor was 2 1/2 inches off from one side to the other... Most contractors will not come in and fix such a mess.

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