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Van Modifications for Veterans with Non-Service Injuries

A veteran having nonservice-connected disabilities may be eligible for a van lift, but isn’t entitled to any operational equipment (automatic transmission, power brakes, power steering, hand controls, modifications of the driver area, etc.). The veteran must also have a medical determination supporting the need for the adaptive equipment. Even though it doesn’t amount to the…

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Veterans Affairs Allows for In-Vehicle Emergency Response Systems

The most current version of the “AUTOMOBILE ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT PROGRAM” hand book (VHA HANDBOOK 1173.4, dated 10/2000) has an allowance for “communication devices” for veterans in receipt of the 4502 Automotive Grant. This document refers to communication devices as “CB Radio and/or Car Phone.” Older Personal Reimbursable Amounts posted by the V.A. system even had…

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