38 CFR 21.152 - Interpreter service for the hearing impaired.
(a) General. The main purpose of interpreter service for the hearing impaired is to facilitate instructor-student communication. VA will provide interpreter service as necessary for the development and pursuit of a rehabilitation program. This service will be provided if:
(ii) All appropriate services and aids have been furnished to improve the veteran's residual hearing; or
(b) Periods during which interpreter service may be provided. Interpreter service may be furnished during:
(c) Selecting the interpreter. Only certified interpreters or persons meeting generally accepted standards for interpreters shall provide interpreter service. When an individual is not certified by a State or professional association, VA shall seek the assistance of a State certifying agency or a professional association in ascertaining whether the individual is qualified to serve as an interpreter.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3104(a)(14))
(d) Relatives. Interpreter service at VA expense may not be provided by a relative of the veteran. The term relative has the same meaning as under § 21.374 pertaining to the use of relatives as attendants.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3492)
Title 38 published on 2013-07-01
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