General Questions

Is Paralyzed Veterans of America a legitimate company? Is PVA Hero legit? Are Paralyzed Veterans of America legitimate?
Is Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) a nonprofit?
Is Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) a good place to donate?
What percentage of donations goes to Paralyzed Veterans of America?
How much money does the CEO of Paralyzed Veterans of America make?
What is the salary of David Zurfluh, Charles Brown, and Robert Thomas?
How can my mailing address be added to your list?
Why does PVA have multiple donation addresses?
Where should I mail my donation?
I donated and was eligible for a special PVA item (tote bag, blanket, etc.) How long will it take for my PVA item to arrive?
What is the difference between Paralyzed Veterans of America and Disabled American Veterans?
Are you all (PVA, DAV, Wounded Warrior) part of the same organization?
Where can I download the PVA logo?


Membership and Veterans Services Questions

Who can become a PVA member?

Membership is free and open to anyone who:

  • Is a citizen of the United States
  • Is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces whose discharge was other than dishonorable
  • Has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of trauma or disease which resulted in paralysis of more than one limb. The injury or disease does not need to be service-connected and can have occurred following a veteran’s discharge or retirement from military service

Learn more about membership.

Can PVA help me find a job or explore educational opportunities?
Do Paralyzed Veterans of America's program and services overlap or duplicate government programs?
I am a Veteran in need of legal services. Can you help me?
What is disability compensation and what are the qualifications for this benefit?
What determines the amount of disability compensation I can receive?
Who qualifies for the Department of Veterans' Affairs pension benefit?
Can I appeal a benefits application that has been declined by the Department of Veterans Affairs?


Research Questions

What kind of research does PVA fund? Who determines it?
Each year, the Research Foundation issues a call for research proposals in the areas listed above. Typically, we receive 65-75 proposals for grants to conduct research projects. Our grants go through a three part review. The first two are conducted by experts in the field of spinal cord research to assure the quality and feasibility of the proposals. The third and final review is by the members of the PVA Research Foundation. All voting members are PVA members who live with spinal cord disabilities themselves. They select grants for funding that they believe will impact the lives of veterans living with spinal cord injuries and diseases.
How can I learn about the results of the PVA Research Foundation Grant projects?
How can I become involved in this research?
How is PVA research funded?


Sports and Recreation Questions

Where are PVA sports and recreation held?

PVA provides a variety of adaptive sports and recreation opportunities during each calendar year. Our events take place all throughout the United States. For more information on our current event schedule, please visit our sports events calendar. You can also follow us on Facebook @PVASports.

Are individual athlete grants available for sports and recreation events?
Will PVA sports and recreation sponsor individual athletes or teams?
I'd like to volunteer with PVA sports and recreation. How do I get involved?
What are the qualifications for a PVA adaptive sports program?