Home → VA Prosthetics → VA Handbook 1173.14 - Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Program → Eligibility
Veterans receiving medical services furnished under title 38 U.S.C., Section 1710(a)(1) or or a disability described in section 1710(a)(2)(C) are eligible for:
a. A $6,800.00 lifetime HISA benefit when it is necessary for:
(1) A service-connected condition.
(2) A non-service-connected condition of a veteran rated 50 percent or more service connected.
(3) A non-service-connected condition of a veteran in receipt of benefits under 38 U.S.C., Section 1151 for the condition requiring such benefit.
b. A $2,000 lifetime HISA benefit all other veterans receiving medical services furnished under title 38 U.S.C. 1710(a)(2) and (3).
NOTE: If the veteran has a balance remaining when, or if, Congress passes an increase in the lifetime limit, the veteran will be eligible for the difference between what remains from the original balance and the new limitation, subject to reapplication. However, if the benefit has been exhausted, no new benefit is allowed regardless of the increase in limitation. If a veteran receives a change in their rating decision from "non-service connected" to "service connected" after the veteran has used the non-service-connected grant, the veteran is entitled to the difference in amounts. In total, the veteran may not receive more than the current service connected amount.