RIPR News
4:02 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Paralyzed Veterans group seeks benefits changes

Providence, R.I. – The Paralyzed Veterans of America wants to speed up the way veterans collect benefits.

During the group's convention in Providence today, Deputy Executive Director Maurice Jordan said the PVA is pushing the Veteran's Administration to use a paperless process for health care claims.

"Instead of this antiquated, paper process, make it more seamless, so that veterans, or the people that are serving the veterans, can have access to their records," Jordan said.

The national VA began testing its electronic system for disability claims in its Providence regional office this summer.

The Paralyzed Veterans of America is also pushing for injury and prostheses research and rehabilitation programs that help veterans find jobs.