VA Benefits Participant Guide.pdf

Complete va application for automobile or other

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Complete VA Form 21-4502, Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment ( ), and mail it to your VA Regional Office. Work with an accredited representative or agent. Go to a VA Regional Office and have a VA employee assist you. If you are entitled to adaptive equipment only, complete VA Form 10-1394, Application for Adaptive Equipment-Motor Vehicle ( - fill.pdf ), and submit it to your local VA Medical Center. Service Dog Description The VA considers a service dog a prosthetic device. Therefore, it must provide a specific trained function and the loss of the dog would severely impact a Veteran’s ability to recover from a substantial mobility limitation. Eligibility Active Duty National Guard Reserve Veteran Family Member VA does not provide service dogs. Instead, VA partners with certain accredited dog organizations to provide the service dog to the Veteran. VA provides the veterinary insurance benefit so service dogs can do their jobs to assist Veterans with mobility limitations.
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 157 Veterans have no out-of-pocket expenses for this benefit. Covered benefits include: Equipment such as a harness or backpack that allows for optimal use of the dog Prescribed medications Veterinary office visits Dental procedures where the dog is sedated All required vaccinations VA does not cover grooming or food. However, if food is prescribed by a veterinarian, coverage will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Treats, over the counter medications, and dental care where the dog is fully awake are not covered. VA provides this veterinary benefit to Veterans who have a significant mobility limitation from either a physical or mental health condition. More specifically, a health condition must adversely affect gait, balance, strength, dexterity, or someone’s ability to transition to a safe environment in the event of potential physical or emotional harm to be considered eligible for this benefit. Veterans should work with their VA health care providers to determine if they are eligible for this benefit. A VA health care treatment team will conduct an individualized health assessment to evaluate whether the service dog is the optimal means to mitigate the Veteran’s chronic mobility limitation. Apply/Access To obtain a service dog, Veterans should work with an organization that is accredited by either Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF). There are listings on each organization’s website of affiliated local organizations. Additionally, the Veteran’s local VA medical center may be able to provide recommendations for local service dog organizations that provide service dogs to other Veterans.
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  • Winter '19
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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