Walk-in Tub Veterans Benefits Questions

Bliss Walk-in Tubs Veterans Benefits Questions

Please note: The information below is provided as a helpful general resource. For case-specific questions and information, please contact your regional VA office. Due to wide variance in policies and benefit coverage among VA offices, we are unable to provide individual guidance.


Veterans are very important to our company!

Here are three reasons why:

  1. Bliss Tubs is owned by a U.S. miltary veteran
  2. We employ U.S. military veterans
  3. Our products are approved by the Veterans Administration (VA)

Bliss Walk-in Tubs are eligible for purchase via the VA's SAH, SHA and HISA grants. That is good news for veterans, but how does a veteran apply for one of these grants? Below you will find a brief introduction on all three VA grants, and a summary of the application process.

We have also included links for VA Form 26-4555 (SAH and SHA) and VA Form 10-0103 (HISA) for your convenience. It is important to learn a basic understanding of the programs before applying.

What is a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant?

The SAH Grant is designed to help provide a barrier-free living environment that affords the individual a level of independent living they may not otherwise enjoy, such as creating a wheelchair accessible home. Veterans and servicemembers with specific service-connected disabilities may be entitled to a grant for the purpose of constructing or modifying a home to meet their adaptive needs. This grant is currently limited to $63,780.

The SAH grant is available to veterans who are and servicemembers who will be entitled to disability compensation for permanent and total disability due to:

  • Loss or loss of use of both lower extremities, such as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, crutches, canes, or a wheelchair, 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 (1) residuals of organic disease or injury, or (2) the loss or loss of use of one upper extremity, which so affects the functions of balance or propulsion as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, crutches, canes, or a wheelchair or;
  • Loss or loss of use of both upper extremities such as to preclude use of the arms at or above the elbow, or;
  • A severe burn injury (as so determined).

What is a Special Home Adaptation (SHA) grant?

Under the HISA program, veterans may receive assistance for any home improvement necessary for the continuation of treatment or for disability access to the home and essential lavatory and sanitary facilities. A HISA grant is available to veterans who have received a medical determination indicating that improvements and structural alterations are necessary or appropriate for the effective and economical treatment of their disability. A veteran may receive both a HISA grant and either a SHA or SAH grant.

The HISA program is available for both service-connected veterans and non service-connected veterans.

  • Home improvement benefits up to $6,800 may be provided to service-connected veterans.
  • Home improvement benefits up to $2,000 may be provided to nonservice-connected veterans.

How can you apply?

  • You can apply for the SAH and SHA grants by completing VA Form 26-4555, Veterans Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant, and submitting it to your local VA regional office.
  • You can apply for a HISA grant by completed VA Form 10-0103, Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Home Improvement and Structural Alterations, and submitting it to your local VA medical center.

For more information on walk-in tubs or to receive a free written estimate or sales quote please use our Contact Form.

For more information on HISA, SAH and other veteran benefits, visit the Veterans Administration website at www.benefits.va.gov.

Note: Many regional and local Bliss Walk-in Tub dealers may be directly enrolled with their local Veterans Administration facilities.