The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations concerning veterans in need of service dogs
From the Federal Register – Veterans Affairs Department – Service Dogs Vol. 77, No. 172 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 54368-54382] [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2012-21784]
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
38 CFR Part 17
AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations concerning veterans in need of service dogs. Under this final rule, VA will provide to veterans with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments benefits to support the use of a service dog as part of the management of such impairments. The benefits include assistance with veterinary care, travel benefits associated with obtaining and training a dog, and the provision, maintenance, and replacement of hardware required for
the dog to perform the tasks necessary to assist such veterans.
DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective October 5, 2012.
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