2.7. Medical Equipment, Aids and Prosthetics
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VA's Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) furnished properly prescribed prosthetic equipment, sensory aids and other devices to eligible Veterans. PSAS' purpose is to provide the most appropriate medically prescribed technology to a Veteran, regardless of cost, in a timely manner.
See the related Knowledge Books on VA Prosthetics for more detailed information.
VetsFirst Advocacy Tip: PSAS is the "case manager" for the prosthetic and equipment needs of Veterans. With rare exception, PSAS personnel are purchasing agents who are tasked with fulfilling the prescriptions for prosthetics items and durable medical equipment that has been prescribed by your VA physician. PSAS may coordinate or participate in certain clinics (i.e. Wheelchair and Seating Clinic), but they are not clinicians. Be sure to discuss your specific needs with your VA physician or clinician, so that he or she can prescribe what he or she wants PSAS to purchase. The items provided through PSAS are medical devices and should be treated with the same respect as other prescribed items such as medication.
Automotive Adaptive Equipment
Automobile Access Equipment
Wheelchairs, Scooters, Walkers, Canes, and Crutches
Home Improvement and Structural Alteration (HISA) Grants
Clothing Allowance Benefits