To apply, contact the prosthetic representative at the nearest VA medical center. You may also visit http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/rates/special1.htm
for additional information.
Veterans, who because of a service-connected disability, wear or use a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance (including a wheelchair) which tends to wear out or tear clothing, and Veterans, who because of a service-connected skin condition use a medication that causes irreparable damage to outer garments, are eligible for payment of an annual clothing allowance. To qualify for annual payment, eligibility must be established as of August 1 of the year for which payment is claimed.
Appliances such as an artificial limb, rigid extremity brace, rigid spinal or cervical brace, wheelchair, crutches or other appliance prescribed for the claimant’s service-connected disability. Soft and flexible devices, such as an elastic stocking are not included.
Any medication, prescribed by a physician for a service-connected skin condition, that causes permanent stains or otherwise damages the Veteran’s clothing are included.
If you have previously submitted a claim for disability compensation, send your application to the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (121), at your local VA Medical Center. If you have not made application for disability compensation, send the form to the VA regional office nearest your home.
To find the nearest VA facility closest to you please go to: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?STATE=MA&dnum=1