The money may be used to modify a home that the Texas disabled veteran owns, a home the veteran plans on buying, or the home of a relative where the veteran lives. The bank states that the modifications could include widening doorways, adding handicap-accessible showers, installing handrails, installing wheelchair ramps, lowering countertops, or installing alternative doorknobs.
To qualify for a HAVEN grant, the applicant must be either a veteran or an active-duty service member who was disabled while serving after September 11, 2001. They must have received a Purple Heart during their service, and they must be considered disabled by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
A huge number of disabled veterans are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with both mental and physical disabilities. Those with physical disabilities may be confined to a wheelchair, suffer from mobility issues, or have an amputation. For many returning home with serious and permanent physical disabilities, having a home that is modified to fit their new needs is essential to their comfort and survival.
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by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.