HomeVA ProstheticsVA Handbook 1173.1 - Prosthetics EligibilityProsthetics Services Authorized

1.4. Prosthetics Services Authorized

a. Provision of Appliances and Repairs. VA will provide prosthetic appliances, aids for veterans who are blind, medical equipment, including repairs when required for the medical treatment of any veteran eligible for such services.

b. Acquisition of Prescribed Appliances and Repairs. After required approval, prescribed appliances and/or repairs will be furnished in accordance with the policies and procedures outlined in this manual and other pertinent directives. Purchase of appliances will be made in accordance with FAR and VAAR.

c. Inspection of Appliances or Equipment. Custom fit appliances will be inspected to insure that they have been fabricated according to prescription and that they function/fit properly.

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