HomeVA ProstheticsVA Handbook 1173.15 - Clothing Allowance BenefitPurpose

15.1. Purpose

This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook defines and describes the procedures to administer the annual clothing allowance benefit to Veterans. Veterans with service-connected disabilities and disabilities compensable under Title 38 United States Code (U.S.C.) section 1151 who are prescribed a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance that tends to wear out or tear the clothing of a Veteran and/or a skin medication that causes irreparable damage to the Veteran's outergarments are entitled to receive a clothing allowance to replace or repair their clothing. AUTHORITY: 38 CFR 3.810.


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