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VA - Health Care -Services and Aids for Blind Veterans

Healthcare > VA - Health Care -Services and Aids for Blind Veterans

 

Program Description:

VA provides personal and social adjustment programs and medical or health-related services for eligible blinded veterans at selected VA Medical Centers maintaining blind rehabilitation centers.

Assistance comes in many forms. Services include training, counseling, and the provision of assistive technology such as magnification devices and adapted computers.

 

General Program Requirements:

Blind veterans?? services are part of the Medical Benefits Package.

You must be enrolled in the VA health care system or be eligible based on one of the exceptions in the law.

To see the basic Medical Benefits Package entry, go to the ?°Search?± box at the top right area of this page and type in the entry below. Be sure to include the quotation marks.

?°Basic Medical Benefits for Veterans?±

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

 

Program Contact Information:

Some information can be found at:
http://www4.va.gov/healtheligibility/coveredservices/SpecialBenefits.a...

Comprehensive information can be found at:
http://www1.va.gov/blindrehab/

When you get to the site, notice the links on the left column.

At this site, Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) coordinators are listed with their facility location and telephone numbers for contact purposes.

Additional questions can be addressed to Blind Rehabilitation Service at:
202-273-8483

 

Managing Agency:

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
http://www1.va.gov/health




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