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Oct 10 09 7:01 PM
Nov 1 09 9:29 PM
Nov 2 09 12:49 AM
I got a question: I was declined by the Atlanta Prosthetics Department for my TENS device that is attached to my pants by a clip that has already ruined a
pair of my jeans. The denial letter states: VETERAN IS SERVICE CONNECTED HOWEVER; BASED O UPDATED GUIDELINES, THE DEVICE GIVEN DOES NOT HAVE A HISTORY THAT
WEARS OR TEARS CLOTHING. I have already pulled up the guidelines on clothing allowance (VHA 1173.15 dated May 17, 2007) and it says nothing about
"history that wears or tears clothing." Im in the process of filing my appeal and I was wondering how should I state my case. My wife told me in
writting to first ask (state) the "updated guidelines" then go into detail of which the TENS unit does wear and tear on pants (and the gel
electrobs gets stuck to shirts, t-shirts, and pants and does do damage. Can someone give me some direction. Thanks
Under Title 38 United States Code (U.S.C.) 1162, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must pay an annual clothing
allowance to veterans if the veteran has a service-connected disability or condition, or a disability compensable under 38 U.S.C. 1151 that requires the
veteran to wear or use a prosthetic or orthopedic device that wears out or tears clothing, e.g., pants, shirts, etc. (see Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations
also a TENS unit does not qualify for a clothing allowance:
The clothing allowance may be authorized for veterans who wear braces, rigid spinal braces, rigid cervical
braces, or who use wheelchairs, crutches, rigid orthotics and/or ankle and/or foot orthosis (AFOs), ileostomy and colostomy appliances or similar devices, or
who use certain skin medications and/or ointments.
Nov 2 09 10:34 AM
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Dec 12 09 8:16 PM
I wear a supra-pubic catheter which leaks once or twice a month staining clothing, sheets and rugs. Medication required to treat recurrent infection of
service connected condition is the cause of the staining. Does this qualify for a clothing allowance?
Dec 18 09 7:43 PM
Dec 18 09 10:58 PM
How long was it before you rreceived a letter stating you been approved and how long does it take before you receive a check.Please reply.
Dec 27 09 9:11 PM
Dec 27 09 11:48 PM
How long did it take you to become static. I was told I was approved for clothing allowance for the amount $716.00 but have not received a check yet? Did you
have to go to the VA once a year to apply for the 716.00 clothing allowance and then it becomes automatic or what after 3 years? Please reply.Thank you.
Sep 24 10 11:09 PM
Hello everyone, I filled out the clothing allowance form and submitted it in time and received a denial letter today. I have two back braces with metal strips in them that I received from the VA for a sc disability. Does the back brace qualify? and or there any tips to appeal this decision.Thanks
Sep 26 10 8:01 PM
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Nov 4 10 5:52 AM
After my first year of turning for my clothing allowance, I have received it every year without turning in another document.....
Nov 4 10 9:58 AM
Nov 4 10 7:34 PM
I use a wheelchair, and leg braces..... I'm 100% PT SMC of M and considered homebound...Regards,Nick
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