Emergency Repairs

Gillums, Jr., Sherman
June 2005
PN;Jun2005, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p75
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the effectiveness of Prosthetics Service Cards (PSC) in providing services for veterans affairs (VA) wheelchair-repair. Using PSC has proven to be a convenient method to solving wheelchair-repair problems when immediate service at a local VA is not available. Basically, eligible veterans with VA-issued wheelchairs may, suggestively, use the card for service at the nearest authorized wheelchair repairer at the expense of the U.S. government. Some points that are required to be considered while going to use these cards are: the wheelchair must be physically identified by serial number; repairs for any one occurrence may not exceed $200 without prior VA approval, as also stated on the card; and a need for prior planning as an immediate repair may not always be possible. To obtain a PSC, veterans should stop by their Prosthetics Office and ask for VA Form 10-2521.


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