Services and Aid for Blind Veterans

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Disability Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

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 assessment skill training, counseling, peer support, family education, and the provision of and training with assistive technology such as magnification devices, and adapted computers.

Administration

Services and Aid for Blind Veterans is administered by Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

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.

Please visit the Medical Benefits Package program for more information.

Generally, in order to receive VA benefits and services, the Veteran/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.

Application Details

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

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