What grants are available for disabled veterans?


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Grants available for disabled veterans as of January 2016 include housing grants such as the Special Housing Adaptation Grant and the Specially Adapted Housing Grant, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Self-employment grants, which help veterans fund their business projects, are also available, reports Entrepreneur.

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What grants are available for disabled veterans?
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The Special Housing Adaptation, or SHA, grant enables disabled veterans to cope with their disability status, notes the VA. One way that this grant helps veterans to cope with disability is to help them buy a suitable home. Only veterans with permanent disabilities resulting from military duty qualify for the SHA grant. Some of the disabilities that render a veteran eligible for this grant include severe permanent injuries affecting the respiratory system and severe permanent injuries resulting from burning. Veterans who lose both hands and vision permanently also qualify for this grant.

The Specially Adapted Housing, or SAH, Grant, helps disabled veterans live independent lives by ensuring a conducive environment, states the VA. Just like the SHA grant, this grant helps veterans obtain a home that suits their disabilities, and only veterans with permanent disabilities acquired while on duty qualify for the SAH grant. The veterans that qualify for this grant include, among others, those who lose both arms, those who lose both legs, and those who lose vision in both eyes accompanied with loss of a leg.

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