Veteran Issues

Laws matter. That's why we work hard to make sure that veterans have every legal advantage.


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Legislative Priorities for the 116th Session of Congress are available here.

PVA works with policymakers to implement legislation to improve benefits and health care services for veterans and their families.

PVA’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 injurydysfunction 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, DAV, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

To find out what the United States Congress and federal agencies are doing to help veterans or to get information on legislation pending before Congress, select one of the following links:

To learn about Paralyzed Veterans of America’s efforts on behalf of disabled veterans as well as all people with disabilities, visit the links to the left or call 800-424-8200 and ask for the Legislation Program.

WEBINAR: VA Housing Adaption Programs
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WEBINAR: Changes to the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
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