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Benefit Details
Veterans Prosthetic Appliances
Managing Agency Veterans Health Administration (VHA) http://www.va.gov/health

Program Description

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides medically prescribed prosthetic and sensory aids to eligible Veterans. These aids include artificial limbs, hearing aids, communication aids, eyeglasses, orthopedic braces and shoes, wheelchairs, crutches and canes.

If you need a prosthetic appliance, your VA doctor will prescribe one for you.

General Program Requirements

Prosthetics is part of the Medical Benefits Package.

You must be enrolled in the VA health care system (or qualify based on one of the exceptions in the law). Go to "Basic Medical Benefits Package for Veterans" to see the program requirements.

Generally, in order to receive VA benefits and services the veteranVeteran/servicemember's character of discharge or service must be under other than dishonorable conditions (e.g., honorable, under honorable conditions, general). However, individuals receiving undesirable, bad conduct, and other types of dishonorable discharges may qualify for VA benefits depending on a determination made by VA.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit http://www.prosthetics.va.gov or contact the prosthetic representative at the nearest VA medical center or outpatient clinic. Visit http://www.va.gov/directory/ to locate your nearest VA health care facility.
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