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VA RIN: 2900-AP39 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Adaptive Equipment Allowance 

This rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing the provision of a monetary allowance to certain veterans and members of the Armed Forces who require automobile adaptive equipment. The automobile adaptive equipment allowance provides funds for a range of adaptive equipment that helps veterans enter, exit, and/or operate their vehicle, such as wheelchair lifts, kneeling systems, raised doors and floors, hand controls, and digital driving systems. This final rule would establish in regulation a methodology to calculate the amount of the monetary allowance for automobile adaptive equipment, based on industry standards and our experience administering this program.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.158(b)   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501    38 U.S.C. 3902   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/12/2020  85 FR 14429   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/11/2020 
Final Action  02/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Penny Nechanicky
National Program Director for Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (10P4RK)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-0337