Total and Permanent Service Connected Disability Additional Benefits

Check your state benefits here

This is by no means an extensive list and we recommend calling the VA at 1-800-827-1000 with any questions about the following benefits.

Dental treatment

Educational Assistance for Dependents: (under chapter 35) Veteran Must be rated 100% and permanent and total by the VA.

Civilian health and medical program for dependents/survivors (CHAMPVA) Veteran Must be rated 100% and permanent and total by the VA.
Specially Adapted Homes:

Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant

SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. SAH grants can be used in one of the following ways:

  • Construct a specially adapted home on land to be acquired
  • Build a home on land already owned if it is suitable for specially adapted housing
  • Remodel an existing home if it can be made suitable for specially adapted housing
  • Apply the grant against the unpaid principal mortgage balance of an adapted home already acquired without the assistance of a VA grant

Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grant

SHA grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities adapt or purchase a home to accommodate the disability. You can use SHA grants in one of the following ways:

  • Adapt an existing home the Veteran or a family member already owns in which the Veteran lives
  • Adapt a home the Veteran or family member intends to purchase in which the Veteran will live
  • Help a Veteran purchase a home already adapted in which the Veteran will live

Eligibility

If you are a Servicemember or Veteran with a permanent and total service-connected disability, you may be entitled to a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant or a Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.

Read more at the VA Website

Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance: Decreasing term mortgage insurance up to $90,000 for veterans who have received a Specially Adaptive Housing grant and have an existing mortgage.

Waiver of cost of Service Disabled life Insurance: and additional $20,000 of life insurance at cost to veteran. Veteran must have applied for insurance within two years of initial disability rating or within two years of a new disability rating. An increase in a disability rating does not qualify as a new disability.

Commissary and Exchange privileges for veteran and dependants: The veteran must request a letter from the VA specifying veteran is in receipt of 100% disability, and then applies for a military ID card at the nearest ID card issuing facility.

Emergency treatment in non-VA facilities: if VA facilities are not available.

Annual Eye exams and prescribed eye wear

Discuss this topic on our forum

100% or Individual Unemployability Benefits (TDIU)

IMPORTANT Click Here to CHECK WITH YOUR STATE’S VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE, TO SEE WHAT STATE BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE.

This is by no means an extensive list and we recommend calling the VA at 1-800-827-1000 with any questions about the following benefits.

Dental treatment

Educational Assistance for Dependents: (under chapter 35) Veteran Must be rated 100% and permanent and total by the VA.

Civilian health and medical program for dependents/survivors (CHAMPVA) Veteran Must be rated 100% and permanent and total by the VA.

Specially Adapted Homes: Grants Up to 50% of the cost of the home but not more than $46,000, for building, buying or remodeling adaptive homes or paying indebtedness on an existing home. Veteran must be entitled to compensation for permanent and total service connected disability due to: (1) the loss or loss of use of both lower extremities or (2) disability which includes blindness in both eyes, having only light perception, plus loss or loss of use of one lower extremity, or (3) loss or loss of use of one lower extremity together with residuals of organic disease or injury, or (4) loss or loss of use one upper extremity which so effects the balance as to preclude locomotion without using braces, canes, crutches, or a wheelchair. Veteran must be rated and approved for this grant.

Specially Adapted homes: Grants up to $8,250.00, for the cost to adapt a veteran’s home or to acquire a residence that is already adapted with special features for the veteran’s disability. Veteran must be entitled to compensation for permanent and total service connected disability due to: (1) blindness in both eyes with a 5/200 visual acuity or less, OR (2) anatomical loss or loss of use of both hands. Veteran must be rated and approved for this grant.

Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance: Decreasing term mortgage insurance up to $90,000 for veterans who have received a Specially Adaptive Housing grant and have an existing mortgage.

Waiver of cost of Service Disabled life Insurance: and additional $20,000 of life insurance at cost to veteran. Veteran must have applied for insurance within two years of initial disability rating or within two years of a new disability rating. An increase in a disability rating does not qualify as a new disability.

Commissary and Exchange privileges for veteran and dependants: The veteran must request a letter from the VA specifying veteran is in receipt of 100% disability, and then applies for a military ID card at the nearest ID card issuing facility.

Emergency treatment in non-VA facilities: if VA facilities are not available.

Annual Eye exams and prescribed eyewear