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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.
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) Grants
The following is an abbreviated description of the requirements for obtaining an SAH Grant. For more information or an application, visit http://www.homeloans.va.gov/sah.htm or contact your local VA Regional Office at 1-800-827-1000.
There are two types of grants which are available to help severely disabled veterans in adapting housing to their special needs.
1. Specially Adapted Housing Grant
The maximum amount of this grant is $50,000. It is available to veterans with service-connected permanent and total disability due to one of the three following conditions:
the loss or loss of use of both lower extremities or,
blindness in both eyes, having only light perception, plus loss or loss of use of one lower extremity or,
loss or loss of use of one lower extremity together with other disabilities which precludes locomotion without the aid of braces, crutches, canes or a wheelchair
2. Special Home Adaptations Grant
The maximum amount of this grant is $10,000. It is available to veterans with service-connected permanent and total disability due to one of the two following conditions:
blindness in both eyes with 5/200 visual acuity or less or,
the loss or loss of use of both hands.
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
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