Disabled Veterans’ Temporary Residence Adaptation Grant Expiring
Housing assistance is one of the many benefits a disabled veteran may seek after qualifying for veterans’ disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Several grants are available to disabled veterans with special living needs, such as the VA Temporary Residence Adaptation Grant, which is set to expire at the end of 2012.
The VA Temporary Residence Adaptation Grant was previously extended in October 2011 to provide assistance to disabled veterans in obtaining adapted housing. The extension only carries through December 31, 2012 and will have to be renewed if the program is going to continue.
The disabilities that many veterans face after service include mobility issues, such as amputation or paralysis, that require specially adapted housing for them to manage daily tasks. The Temporary Residence Adaptation Grant provides funding to make veterans’ homes more accessible for those with special needs.
An amendment to the parent law, the Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act of 2011, is set to reach the House floor for a vote within the next few months. If the bill passes, the grant funding would be renewed and the program would continue to provide disabled veterans assistance in meeting the challenges of their disability.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our associates today – 1-(800)-800-3332.