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64.007 Blind Rehabilitation Centers
VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
38 U.S.C. 101(2), 1705, 1710, and 5303A.
To provide personal and social adjustment programs and medical or health-related services for eligible blinded veterans at selected VA Medical Centers maintaining blind rehabilitation centers.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
To assist in the rehabilitation of blinded veterans.
Applicant Eligibility: Any blind veteran who meets the following requirements: Must have enlisted in the armed forces before September 7, 1980. Veterans who enlisted in the armed forces after September 7, 1980, or entered on active duty after October 16, 1981, must have 24 continuous months of active duty service or completed the full period of time for which the individual was called or ordered to active duty. In either case the individual must have been discharged or released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable. Must be enrolled in the VA health care system or have: A VA service-connected rating of 50 percent or greater, an adjudicated service-connected disability, or; been recently discharged from the military (within the past 12 months) for a disability the military determined was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty. When approved, the VA and at the Department of Defense request, active duty personnel may be transferred to a Blind Center.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Not applicable.
Account Identification: 36-0160-0-1-703.
By the end of fiscal year 2001, 1,730 veterans had received the personal and social rehabilitation program at the 9 Blind Rehabilitation Centers.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
"Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents," VA Fact Sheet 80-991-1, $5.00, available from Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Fax orders (202) 512-2250. Mail Requests to P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. Coordinated Services for Blinded Veterans, IB 11-59 (Revised), available from Director, Blind Rehabilitation Service (117B), Department of Veterans Affairs, Central Office, Washington, DC 20420.
Regional or Local Office: Initial contact should be made at the nearest VA Medical Center or outpatient clinic listed in Appendix IV under the Veterans Health Administration.
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CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: