HomeVA ProstheticsVA Handbook 1173.5 - Aids for the Blind and Visually ImpairedEligibility

5.2. Eligibility

a. Mechanical aids for the blind, and repairs to these aids, must be furnished to eligible veterans to overcome the physical and economic impairments associated with blindness when the veteran is enrolled under Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 17, Section 17.36 and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Benefits Package set forth in CFR 17.38.

b. Aids for the blind and repairs may be furnished to any veteran eligible for medical and or prosthetic services provided the equipment is medically and rehabilitatively indicated, as defined in Handbook 1173.1.


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