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Eligibility active duty national guard reserve

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Eligibility Active Duty National Guard Reserve Veteran Family Member A Veteran may receive a clothing allowance for either of the following: Prosthetic or orthopedic appliances, such as a wheelchair or crutches, because of a service-connected disability, OR Medication prescribed by a physician for a service-connected skin condition that causes permanent stains or otherwise damages outer garments Additional clothing allowances may be provided if more than one prosthetic or orthopedic appliance or medication described above, is used and affects more than one type of clothing.
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 155 Apply/Access Submit VA Form 10-8678, Application for Annual Clothing Allowance to the prosthetic representative at your local VA Medical Center. The form can be found at . A claim for disability must have been submitted prior to applying for the clothing allowance. Automobile and Adaptive Equipment Description Service members and Veterans may be eligible for a one-time payment toward the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance if they have certain service-connected disabilities. The grant is paid directly to the seller of the automobile and the Service member or Veteran may only receive the automobile grant once in his or her lifetime. Certain Service members and Veterans may also be eligible for adaptive equipment. Adaptive equipment includes, but is not limited to, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and special equipment necessary to assist the eligible person into and out of the vehicle. VA may provide financial assistance in purchasing adaptive equipment more than once. This benefit is payable to either the seller or the Veteran or Service member. Eligibility – Automobile Grant Active Duty National Guard Reserve Veteran Family Member You must be either a Service member who is still on active duty or a Veteran, and you must have one of the following disabilities that is either rated as service-connected or treated as if service-connected, or, for a Service member, is the result of disease incurred or injury contracted in or aggravated by active duty: Loss or permanent loss of use of one or both feet, OR Loss or permanent loss of use of one or both hands, OR Permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to a certain degree, OR Severe burn injury, OR Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 156 Eligibility – Adaptive Equipment Program Active Duty National Guard Reserve Veteran Family Member You must be either a Service member who is still on active duty or a Veteran and: Meet the disability requirements for the automobile grant (see above), OR Have ankylosis (immobility of the joint) of one or both knees or hips that is recognized as being service-connected or treated as if service-connected Apply/Access
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