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VA Authorizes Health Insurance for Service Dogs

The VA Mental Health Mobility Service Dog Initiative authorizes the veterinary health insurance benefit for service dogs of veterans with chronic mobility limitations associated with a mental health disorder. (VA does not provide service dogs; it refers veterans to accredited service dog organizations.) VA provides the veterinary health insurance benefit to eligible veterans with service dogs obtained from these organizations, when it is determined that a service dog is the optimal means for the Veteran to manage the chronic mobility impairment and live independently. For more information, contact your VA mental health provider and visit the VA Guide and Service Dog webpage.

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