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VA To Offer Service Dogs

Veterans who suffer from mental disorders would qualify for mobility service dogs, under a pilot program sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify, a veteran must have a condition that substantially impairs hearing, vision or mobility to the point where a service dog is identified as the “optimal way” to enable independent living, the VA stated in an Aug. 18 announcement. More information is available online at http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/ServiceAndGuideDogs.asp.