VA Delays Force Disabled Veterans To Seek Alternatives For Essential Equipment

The VA reports that about 8,500 equipment requests across its system have waited longer than 30 days.

By Carson FrameOctober 25, 2018 9:30 am| , , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

For veterans who need things like wheelchairs, walkers and artificial limbs, getting them from the Department of Veterans Affairs can be a difficult, lengthy process. According to the agency’s own numbers, thousands have waited longer than 30 days for their requests to be fulfilled.

Nearly 3.4 million veterans received approximately 21 million prosthetic devices, sensory aids, items, and services from the VA in 2017. The department receives, on average, 657,000 new requests each month for prosthetic items and medical devices.

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