PVA WI, through our national legislation program, works with policymakers to implement legislation to improve benefits and health care services for veterans and their families. Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Legislation Program plans, coordinates, and implements Paralyzed Veterans’ relations with the United States Congress and federal departments and agencies. Through our relationships with federal, state, and local policymakers, Paralyzed Veterans works to ensure that veterans, their dependents, and survivors, receive the best benefits and highest quality health care available. These benefits include compensation, pensions, insurance, housing and employment.
For example, Paralyzed Veterans:
- Ensures that veterans have access to quality, timely health care at VA medical facilities.
- Promotes and supports VA research on spinal cord injury, dysfunction and rehabilitation.
- Develops programs, including non-institutional long-term care, for aging veterans.
- Works for realistic, cost-effective VA funding through The Independent Budget. This is an annual comprehensive budget and policy guide that provides budget and policy recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is co-authored by Paralyzed Veterans of America, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.