VA offers $68K housing update grant for soldiers, veterans with ALS

Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

Veterans and active-duty military personnel with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, are now presumed medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000 to adapt their homes, the Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced.

The change affects recipients of VA's specially adapted housing grants, which help pay the costs for building, buying or adapting a home, up to $67,555.

Veterans and soldiers with service-connected ALS will be medically eligible for the maximum grant. The grant covers home construction or modification to meet individual housing needs; or to buy adapted homes or pay down associated mortgages.

VA estimates this change will save approximately 12 months in the overall process of a Specially Adapted Housing grant.

See the VA housing grants webpage for more details.

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