38 CFR 21.222 - Release of, and repayment for, training and rehabilitation supplies.
The value of supplies authorized by VA will be repaid under the provisions of this section, when the veteran fails to complete the program as planned.
(a) Consumable supplies. VA will require reimbursement from a veteran for consumable supplies authorized, unless:
(2) The employment objective of the rehabilitation plan is changed as a result of reevaluation by VA staff;
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3104)
(1) In addition to the exceptions noted in paragraph (c) of this section, VA will not require reimbursement from a veteran for nonconsumable supplies authorized, if:
(i) The veteran and VA change the long-range goal of the rehabilitation plan and those supplies are not required for the veteran's pursuit of training for the new goal;
(iii) The veteran was pursuing the program at a facility which recovers nonconsumable supplies from veterans through contractural arrangements with VA, and the veteran returned to the facility all the nonconsumable supplies furnished at VA expense;
(v) The veteran satisfactorily completed one-half or more of a noncollege degree course (or at least two terms in the case of a college course) for which VA furnished the supplies;
(vi) The veteran certifies that he or she is using in current employment the supplies furnished during training;
(ix) The veteran is furnished supplies during a period of employment services but loses the job through no fault of his or her own;
(x) A veteran discontinued from an independent living services program is using supplies and equipment to reduce his or her dependence on others; or
(2) The amount which a veteran must repay will be the lesser of the current value of the supplies, or the original cost of the supplies. VA will accept supplies in lieu of repayment of the value of the supplies if VA has authorized a change of objective.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3104(a))
(c) Training in the home and self-employment. In addition to the reasons for not requiring repayment or return of nonconsumable supplies listed in paragraph (b) of this section, VA will not require a veteran to pay for or return nonconsumable supplies if: (1) In the case of a veteran training in the home:
(ii) The veteran has completed enough of his or her training program to be considered employable, and has been declared rehabilitated to the point of employability;
(3) The veteran dies and the Director, VR&E Service determines that the facts and equities of the family situation warrant waiver of all or a part of the requirements for repayment.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3104(a)(12))
[49 FR 40814, Oct. 18, 1984, as amended at 62 FR 17708, Apr. 11, 1997]
Title 38 published on 2014-07-01.
No entries appear in the Federal Register after this date, for 38 CFR Part 21.