In 2022, PVA expanded its membership eligibility bylaws to welcome all Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which now accounts for 1 in 4 of all PVA members. The national organization is a resource to help veterans with MS navigate the ins and outs of living with the disease. Our service officers are trained in securing unique MS benefits from the VA and ensuring quality care for our veterans.
National PVA also connects members with MS to resources outside of PVA – they have strong partnerships with prominent MS organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the VA’s Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence. The organization is a strong resource, committed to helping Veterans with MS live full and independent lives.
At the Chapter level, we are thrilled to launch our own program specifically for veterans in New England living with MS. We seek to be a source of information at the local level, sharing information and advocating for your needs. We also want to build a strong community for our fellow veterans with MS in every New England state. Our Chapter will be hosting events specific for our members with MS, geared to your interests and abilities. We are also planning informational sessions with service officers, so you have opportunities to ask them questions regarding your care and benefits. We’ll be announcing these opportunities soon – so please be on the lookout for more information!
Veterans with MS Informational Zoom:
Understanding SSDI Benefits and Eligibility with National Service Office Michael Snape
All NEPVA members with MS and/or their caregivers are invited to an informational zoom on December 7th at noon. Mr. Michael Snape is highly skilled at securing benefits and VA assistance for veterans with MS. Co-hosted by Director Chuck Houle, the zoom will include a brief presentation by Mr. Snape followed by an informal Q & A session for members. Zoom link: