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    VA to Provide Veterans With Mobility Impairments Assistance for Service Dogs

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has amended its regulations to provide veterans with mobility, visual, or hearing impairments benefits to support the use of a service dog as part of the management of these impairments. The benefits include assistance with veterinary care, travel benefits associated with obtaining and training a dog, and the provision, maintenance, and replacement of hardware required for the dog to perform the tasks necessary to assist the  veterans.

    APTA will provide a summary of the final rule on service dogs on its website shortly.


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    The VAs support of the service dog for a wounded vet is outstanding. Getting dogs trained and into the hands of the personnel that need it is a continued project of the Wounded Warior Progam. They are a valuable addition in the long term treatment of the vets with great results returning them to productive life styles.
    Posted by Vanie Jones on 9/10/2012 2:26 PM
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