Blinded Veterans Association Transportation Assistance

Program Description

Blinded veterans must on occasion travel long distances in order to attend VA rehabilitation programs, including those offered in residential Blind Rehabilitation Centers and through the shorter-term Vision Impairment Services in Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR). The required airfare and/or other transportation expenses can sometimes make such trips cost prohibitive for veterans with sight loss and who are in need of such training.

Within an annual budget, BVA provides travel stipends to such veterans on an as needed basis to in order to bring reality to their hopes of adjusting to blindness and attaining a greater measure of independence in their lives.

Services

  • Travel stipends to reach VA rehabilitation programs, including those offered in residential Blind Rehabilitation Centers and through the shorter-term Vision Impairment Services in Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR). Other locations on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility

  • Be a blind veteran

How To Apply

  • Contact the BVA for details


Contact Info

Blinded Veterans Association Transportation Assistance

202-371-8880
477 H STREET
NORTHWEST WASHINGTON, DC 20001-2694

About Blinded Veterans Association

Many Americans are surprised to learn that more than 165,000 blind or visually impaired veterans now live among us. Each year, some 7,000 veterans become newly blind or visually impaired as age-related macular degeneration, retinitis ... MORE