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Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders System of Care

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Why choose VA for SCI/D care?

We have many different programs and benefits for Veterans with SCI/D.

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SCI/D Services in VA

Get more information about our services for Veterans with SCI/D.

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VA's Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders System of Care

Our Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D) System of Care provides a coordinated life-long continuum of services for Veterans with a spinal cord injury or disorder. We serve Veterans in a convenient and connected network that delivers care for each phase of their lives. 


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VA has 25 Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Centers located around the country. 

If you have questions about VA’s services, your eligibility, or the benefits for Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders, contact the closest SCI/D Center.

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Veterans with SCI/D should have an annual evaluation at a VA SCI/D Center.  The SCI/D Annual Evaluation is important because it helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle and maximizes your independence. If you don’t live near an SCI/D Center, your local SCI/D team can help make a referral to a Center.  Learn more about VA SCI/D Annual Evaluations

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You can  e-mail VA's Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders National Office for more information.  In order to protect your privacy, we cannot respond by e-mail.  Please give us a phone number that we can use to reach you and please use caution entering personal information because the security of regular email cannot be guaranteed.    

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Exoskeletons can help some Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders walk. You can learn more about eligibility and qualification criteria in the links below.  


VA's clinical protocol for Veteran use of powered exoskeletons

VA Exoskeleton Training Centers 

Learn More About Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders

The links below connect to information sheets that will help you understand spinal cord injuries and disorders.

Find out if you're eligible: Health Benefits Explorer
Explore Your Options: Guide to Long Term Care
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