VA Decides Not To Cover Costs Of Service Dogs For PTSD Treatment.

The NBC News (9/7, Huus) website reports, “The Department of Veterans Affairs will cover the costs of service dogs to help veterans with impaired vision, hearing or mobility, but will not cover canines assigned for mental disabilities, according to regulations published on Wednesday in the Federal Register.” The agency “said that despite many individual veterans’ testimonials that mental health service dogs provide relief from the symptoms of combat-related disabilities, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it lacked research substantiating the efficacy of mental health service dogs.”

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— “VA won’t cover costs of service dogs assigned for PTSD treatment, “Kari Huus, NBC News, September 06, 2012.

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