Soldiers & Veterans with Lou Gehrig’s Disease Now Get Housing Subsidies

Veterans and active-duty service members who suffer from Lou Gehrig’s disease will have immediate access to a government-funded housing program under new rules from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Veterans Administration just announced that soldiers & veterans who suffer from Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), will be eligible for its specially adapted housing program.

The housing program provides grants to soldiers and veterans with disabilities, now including ALS, so they can buy new homes or fix up homes they already own to accommodate their disabilities.

The soldiers & veterans can receive up to $67,555 in grant money to remodel their homes or find new places to live.

For more information, please see the new rules at https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-19240.pdf

Posted by Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, www.sheriabrams.com