My disabled daughter has gotten a king-size adjustable bed from the VA. The home health nurse put in the request, and it was approved. I had a neurosurgeon tell me that if I could find the item I needed, he would put in a request for it, but he is no longer working at my facility. The drawback was that in order to get the specific mattress she wanted, she paid for the mattress herself and they immediately reimbursed her. I was told by the director of the pain clinic that it was impossible, my primary care doctor put in a request but that prosthetic medical equipment company could only provide a twin-size hospital bed. Every VA center has different knowledge. I had to send the copy of VHA Handbook 1173.08, Medical Equipment and Supplies to the director initially. The VA also can provide a card similar to a credit card, with a pre-set monetary limit, used to pay for goods or services acquired by authorized and designated employees for the official VA use. These items require research of your own, because some VA locations have idiots running things. A very specific prescription is required, stating why you need a larger mattress, not the kind from a durable medical supply company, because the mattress provided by the agency may be uncomfortable for your individual back injury needs. You can get tempurpedic pillows, wedges, body pillows, the small wedges that keep you from rolling from sleeping on your back. You have to have a rating for your injury, and one of the reasons she got a bigger bed is that she is married, has restless leg syndrome, and for some, you need to have the need to elevate your head and legs. Also, separating a partner from sleeping with their spouse definitely can exacerbate depression. As with every agency out there, each rep gives you different information depending how and when they were trained. There are also employees who envy the benefits for veterans. I'll post more info when I finish the process I am going through. This is requiring that I contact my daughter's nurse for the instructions. Hang in there.