Many veterans who have established a service disability with the VA will qualify for the Home Improvement and Structural Alternations (HISA) home modification grant.
- If you are approved it will often pay for modifications to your bathroom.
- The HISA grant is processed through the prosthetics department at your local VA Hospital.
- Available to many disabled Veterans
- Often times paired with the larger SAH Grant
- Is typically used for bathroom modifications to make a bathroom more accessible
- $6,800 lifetime benefit for those with 50% or greater service disability and $2,000 lifetime benefit for those who have established less than 50% service disability
If you’re a veteran who needs accessibility modifications to your home but aren’t sure how to pay for it, you might consider applying for the VA’s HISA grant. The Home Improvements and Structural Alterations Grant (HISA) is offered to disabled veterans who need to make alterations to make their homes more accessible because of their disability. All improvements to the property must be verified by a VA doctor as being medically necessary.
To be considered for a HISA Grant, you must be a veteran and your application must list all the specific improvements that will be required to make the home accessible for your particular needs. Some of those needs include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Altering entrances and exits to improve their accessibility.
- Redesign of bathroom and shower facilities for safe accessibility.
- Height adjustments of counters, sinks, and appliances.
- Improvement of immediate access areas (paths, walkways, driveways) which could include the installation of fixed ramping.
- Modification of electrical systems that may be necessary for medical and accessibility equipment.
**Complete this form to request more information about the HISA grant: