Are you having trouble getting in and out of the tub or shower? Do you have a disability classification through the VA? You may qualify for a HISA Grant. (Home Improvements and Structural Alterations)
Under the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) program, Veterans with service-connected and non-service connected disability determinations may receive assistance (grant) for any home improvement necessary for the continuation of treatment, disability access to the home and access to essential bathroom and kitchen facilities.
A HISA grant is available to Veterans who receive a medical determination indicating that improvements and structural alterations are necessary or appropriate for the effective and economical treatment of a disability.
Veterans can use HISA to pay for allowing entrance or exit from the Veteran’s home, improving access for use of the bathroom and kitchen, essential lavatory and sanitary facilities (e.g. barrier free showers or walk in tubs, higher toilets, safety grab bars), handrails, ramps, improving paths or driveways, lowered electrical outlets and switches, etc.
At present $6,800 may be provided to service-connected and non-service connected Veterans rated at 50 percent or more service-connected. Home improvements benefits up to $2,000 may be provided to all other Veterans registered in the VA health care system.
To receive a HISA Grant the Veteran must first have a prescription from a VA or fee-basis physician specifying specific items required and the diagnosis with medical justification. More information can be found here or by contacting your Regional VA Office.
Arizona Therapeutic Walk-In Tubs is experienced and VA approved for the HISA Grants.