Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) announces the formation of a committee to represent the interests of veterans with multiple sclerosis.
As the only veteran service organization specializing in helping veterans with MS, PVA created the MS Committee to act as a voice on legislative issues concerning veterans with MS, provide first-hand input from its members with MS, and serve as an expert resource for all veterans living with the disease. One in four PVA members suffers from MS, and an estimated 18,000-20,000 veterans receive VA health care for MS each year.
“PVA has long assisted veterans who need to obtain health care and disability benefits due to multiple sclerosis,” said Charles Brown, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “Our National Service Officers are experts in securing disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs that are unique to veterans with MS and are adept at navigating the VA to ensure our members get the highest quality care for their condition. Our hope with this new MS Committee is that we will increase awareness of all the needs of veterans living with this disease and become the go-to resource for those who need assistance.”
[Source(s): Paralyzed Veterans of America, PR Newswire]