Grant can pay to make home fit the disabled
: How does the Department of Veterans Affairs specially adapted housing grant work?
Answer: Veterans with specific service-connected disabilities could be entitled to a grant for the purpose of constructing an adapted dwelling or modifying an existing home to meet the veteran's needs to provide a barrier-free living environment. For information go to www.homeloans.va.gov/sah.htm. Or contact the VA loan guaranty department at (800) 827-1000, option 2.
Q: If I enroll in the VA health care system, must I use the VA as my exclusive health care provider?
A: There is no requirement that VA become your exclusive provider, but the authority to pay for non-VA care is limited. You can use your private health insurance benefits as a supplement for your VA health care benefits. For information call the VA Medical Clinic at 433-0600.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Veterans Affairs at 433-0049 or visit the VA Web site at www.va.gov/hawaii
or the Star-Bulletin at 529-4747.