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I recently moved to a (partial) handicap apartment, it has one bathtub. If owner/management would allow a tub to shower conversation at my expense! I’m 72, spouse is 62, I’m 100% P&T with the VA. My wife is also severally disabled as well, she can’t stand more than a few minutes - both of us are very high risk of falling and unable to get up without assistance. Will the VA allow expenses for a converstion?

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Agreed.  Its tough enough to get it when you own the property.  Frankly, I own my home and if I thought I could pull it off, I would seek a walk in tub/shower from VA, but have not persued it that much, because, if I know VA, they would delay it just long enough to they were sure I would either go into a nursing home and not need it or die.  Its the VA way.  The late Jim Strickland used to say, the VA delayed our benefits until we die.  

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VA would rather you slip in the tub and break your hip than give you a walk-in shower.  That is really penny wise and pound foolish.  Maybe they think you will die if you break your hip or neck in the slippery tub.

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2 hours ago, john999 said:

VA would rather you slip in the tub and break your hip than give you a walk-in shower.  That is really penny wise and pound foolish.  Maybe they think you will die if you break your hip or neck in the slippery tub.

They did it for my brother-in-law after he became terminal.  You have the wrong social worker.  Ask for another one.  I am finding the problem with "dedicated care".  One tells you no.  Another gets it for you.  Some must be thinking it is coming out of their personal taxes and their taxes would be less if they do not follow regulations.  I do not know which regulations apply here but I do know they do safety modifications.  Bath to shower is cheaper than installing my chair lift.

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Thanks.  Using it.

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