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64.128 Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for Vietnam Veterans' Children with Spina Bifida or Other Covered Birth Defects
VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
38 U.S.C. 1804.
To provide vocational training and rehabilitation to certain children born with spina bifida or other covered birth defects who are children of Vietnam veterans.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Program must lead to a vocational goal that it is feasible for the child to achieve. The child should be able to achieve the vocational goal within 24 months of services and assistance, although an extension of up to 24 months is possible under certain conditions.
Applicant Eligibility: A child born with spina bifida or other covered birth defects, except spina bifida occulta, who is the natural child of a Vietnam veteran, regardless of the age or marital status of the child, conceived after the date on which the veteran first served in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era. VA must also determine that it is feasible for the child to achieve a vocational goal.
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: 36-0102-0-1-701.
Cases: In fiscal year 2001, there were 49 cases. It is estimated that in fiscal years 2002 and 2003, there will be 54 and 56 cases respectively.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
38 CFR 3.814. "Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents," VA Pamphlet 80-00-1, $5.00, available from Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. The stock number is: 051-000-00220-2.
Regional or Local Office: See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Veterans Benefits Administration field offices.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: