MSCPVA advocates for our members and the disabled community by remaining cognizant of local and national disability issues. We remain actively vigilant in assisting and representing our members regarding anything affecting their civil rights when issues regarding disability arise. MSCPVA also maintains a vocal and visible presence on disability related issues in the community. We strive to vocally promote fair opportunity and equal access. In addition, MSCPVA has built positive working relationships with our state and federal elected officials to ensure our voice is heard on Capitol Hill regarding legislative issues.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Now you can download the Clinical Practice Guidelines & Consumer Guides for veterans.
Paralyzed Veterans of America has a long history of making specialized information accessible for diverse audiences — from clinical practice guidelines for health care specialists to self-help guides for people with disabilities.
NEW! Introducing the Free Paralyzed Veterans Pubs App now live in the App Store and right at your fingertips!
VA is accepting Applications for the New Family Caregiver Program
Available to post-9/11 veterans, the family caregiver program has been designed to provide assistance for family members who provide care to disabled veterans.To learn more about the program go to: http://www.caregiver.va.gov/
The program also provides services for caregivers who care for veterans pre-9/11.
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Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance
The Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance provides life insurance to severely disabled veterans and service members. The life insurance is available to pay off home mortgages of disabled veterans and service members in the event of their death. To learn more about this insurance go to: http://www.insurance.va.gov
U.S. House of Representatives
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Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-5)
Representative Mike Coffman (CO-6)
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Core to PVA’s mission is helping veterans with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to participate in all aspects of American society and enjoy the high quality of life they deserve. Paralyzed Veterans advocate for people living with SCI/D through speaking out on Capitol Hill and by working with federal agencies such as the Department of Justice to see that nondiscrimination laws are implemented and enforced. To learn more about PVA’s advocacy efforts, visit the Disability Rights/Advocacy section.The Mt. States Chapter is committed to advocating for the civil rights of its members and ensuring that local communities are accessible. If you have any concerns regarding ADA accessibility or discrimination issues, contact us. We will work with you and the community to rectify the situation.
Survivors Benefits Publication
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released the 2014 edition of Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors. This publication has information about health care, pensions, education and training, home loans, life insurance, transition assistance and how to appeal a decision on a claim for benefits.
Differing Disability Benefits
Accessible Transit and Parking Resources
Do you often find accessible parking only to discover that someone without handicapped plates or a placard is illegally parked in the spot? Do you wish accessible parking was better enforced in Denver? Now you can do the enforcement!! The Denver Office of Disability Rights has created the Disability Parking Enforcement Program. As part of this program, trained volunteers enforce parking laws throughout the city. Participants must be Denver residents. If you are interested in participating in this program please visit the Disability Parking Enforcement Program website and fill out the application >>
Handicap Parking Enforcement opportunities are now available in Colorado Springs too!
You can now signup to volunteer with the Colorado Springs Police Department and serve on the Handicapped Parking Enforcement Unit. The unit trains volunteers to warn or cite violators of handicapped parking spaces. This program ensures that accessible parking is available to those with physical impairments and relieves police officers to handle higher priority calls.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new publications for employers and military veterans on workplace issues surrounding veterans with service-connected disabilities. One of the guides is directed toward employers; the other is directed toward disabled veterans and focuses on the employment provisions of the “Americans with Disabilities Act” and the “Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act”. These guides can be found at: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/ada_veterans.cfm.