Title: KIPVA | Homepage | Descriptive info: .. Paralyzed Veterans of America Kentucky Indiana Chapter.. |.. Home.. About Us.. Membership.. Sports Recreation.. Outreach Newsletter.. Donations.. Resources.. Contact Us.. Donate Now Through Network For Good.. Donate Cars, Boats, Yachts, Trucks or RVs to KIPVA! Click here or call (866) 244-8464.. Events.. 2013 National Veterans Wheelchair Games.. Come join in the fun, meet ... for shooting and fishing events.. News.. Washington Updates.. Washington Updates Feb 22, 2013.. Photo Gallery.. PHOTO GALLERY Check out event pictures.. See what you missed; plan to join in the fun next time.. View All Stories.. 2006.. Paralyzed Veterans of America.. 502.. 635.. 6539.. Privacy Statement.. |.. Sitemap.. | Email:.. info@kipva.. org.. Font Size.. a..
Title: KIPVA | About Us | About Us Descriptive info: Kentucky-Indiana Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America received its charter in 1966 covering Kentucky and Indiana from our headquarters located in Louisville, Kentucky.. We closely follow the activities in Indianapolis, Louisville, and Lexington VAMC Spinal Cord Injury Clinics.. Each year we donate equipment or money to meet specific needs in each of the VAMC s located in Louisville, Lexington, and Indianapolis.. Kentucky-Indiana Chapter is a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America that was chartered by Congress in 1946.. At the ... many spinal-cord injured veterans who had before died within hours or weeks of injury, were being saved.. The life expectancy of a SCI veteran, even at the time, was only two years.. The veteran faced those years with little or no accessibility to public places, inadequate follow-up health care and almost nonexistent prosthetics equipment.. The organization was founded to correct these and many other problems faced by the SCI injured and diseased veteran.. Mission Statement.. KIPVA History.. Annual Reports.. Programs.. Financials.. Legislative News..
Title: KIPVA | Membership | Membership Descriptive info: Life Membership.. A program for an eligible individual who gives a lifelong commitment to Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and plans to be active in contributing to the ongoing and new programs of the organization.. Life membership is available to any individual who meets the eligibility requirements and who applies to a chapter for membership.. There are no dues requirements for such membership.. The life member receives all benefits according to the bylaws of the chapter joined and has equal voting rights with the other members.. The life member is also entitled to: attend chapter meetings; receive a free subscription to ... in order to hold office at the chapter or national level the life member must receive certification from PVA s National Secretary.. Download membership application.. Associate Membership.. A program for an individual who has a serious interest in.. Kentucky-Indiana Paralyzed Veterans of America (KI.. PVA) goals and programs as well as a desire to participate in them.. While associate members can be helpful to the chapter, they cannot be permitted to vote, hold elected office, take over its leadership, change its direction, or in any way detract from the members prerogatives.. Download associate membership application.. Qualifications.. Volunteer Information.. Online Volunteer Time Sheet..
Title: KIPVA | Sports & Recreation | Sports & Recreation Descriptive info: Sports & Recreation.. Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) provides its members with the opportunity to participate either locally, regional, or nationally with varying degrees of difficulty depending on their personal goals.. Kentucky-Indiana Paralyzed Veterans of America (KIPVA) promotes an active lifestyle and physical opportunity in various sports.. National PVA Sporting Events.. PVA has been very active in the development of wheelchair sports.. National Programs:.. National Veterans Wheelchair Games.. National Bass Trail.. National Trapshoot Circuit.. National Wheelchair Basketball Association.. Winter Sports Clinic.. National Wheelchair Poolplayers Association.. American Wheelchair Bowling Association Tournaments.. Sporting Events.. Sports Policy & Application..
Title: KIPVA | Outreach Newsletter | Outreach Newsletter Descriptive info: The Outreach Newsletter is published monthly for the members of the Kentucky-Indiana Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America.. To submit an article or if you wish to advertise in our newsletter or this website, please review our advertising rates below, then contact us at 502-635-6539.. To view a current or past newsletter please, choose the selected month to download the PDF file.. If your browser does not load the newsletter automatically, you will need to download the free Acrobat Reader to be able to view it.. Please click on the link below to download the Acrobat Reader.. Once the Acrobat Reader is launched, you will be able to save, print, or ... accepts advertising that is germane to Paralyzed Veterans of America.. The deadline for the submission of your advertisement and artwork is the 20th day of the month.. Our Outreach newsletter reaches more that 500 persons with disabilities and those providing care to them.. If you or your company desire to advertise through our newsletter and website, please complete the contract below, include your check and mail to us at:.. Kentucky Indiana Chapter.. Paralyzed Veterans of America, Inc.. 1030 Goss Avenue.. Louisville, KY 40217.. Advertising Contract.. Newsletter Advertising Rates.. Size (Black/White Ads).. Issue Rate.. Business Card.. $15.. 00.. Quarter Page.. $25.. Half Page.. $50.. Full Page.. $100.. Back to Top.. Advertising Form..
Title: KIPVA | Donations | Donations Descriptive info: Thank you for your interest in the Kentucky Indiana Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (KIPVA).. We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization supported by donations from the public.. Donations can be made in any amount and are fully tax deductible.. Donors will be printed in our monthly newsletter and website unless otherwise requested.. Donate Online Today!.. To donate online using our sercure online donation system click the.. Donate Now through Network for Good.. b.. utton below.. All transactions are secure.. Would you rather send a check in the mail?.. KIPVA accepts donations of any amount via check as well.. To send a donation, please click on the following link to download our donation form and mail the completed form to address provided.. Download donation form.. Have a.. Vehicle.. or.. Boat.. ,.. Yacht.. Truck.. RV.. that's no longer needed? ... property donations.. or to.. receive a no obligation evaluation of your potential vehicle or other property donation.. click here.. or please call toll free: (866) 2-GIVING or (866) 244-8464.. We pick up anywhere in the U.. S.. A.. For more information about car, boat, RV and other property donations go to the.. ADS home page.. To receive a no obligation evaluation of your potential vehicle or other property.. Click Here.. Concerned about where you money goes?.. KIVPA is proud to be participate in the Better Business Bureau (BBB) program for charity review.. Currently, the Chapter meets all 20 of the BBB Standards for Accountability.. We spend 80% or more of our funding each year on programs that directly serve veterans and other persons with disabilities.. To view our full report visit our page on the.. Better Business Bureau of Kentucky website..
Title: KIPVA | Resources | Resources Descriptive info: Resource Links.. Caregivers Resources.. Caregivers Handbook.. Family Caregiver Alliance.. Healing Therapies.. National Family Caregiver Assoc.. Disability Related Sites.. Abilities Expo.. Accessibility Guidelines.. Aging Disability.. American Assoc.. of People with Disabilities.. American Paraplegia Society.. Americans with Disabilities Act.. Centers for Disease Control Prevention.. Christopher Reeve Foundation.. Disability Resources.. Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.. National Multiple Sclerosis Society.. National Organization on Disability.. National Spinal Cord Injury Assoc.. The Indiana Governor's Council for People with ... of Justice.. Veterans History Project.. New Horizons Air Travel with a Disability.. Mesothelioma Symptoms.. Sports.. American Wheelchair Bowling Assoc.. Disabled Sports USA.. Handicapped Scuba Assoc.. National Sports Center for the Disabled.. National Veterans Wheelchair Games.. National Wheelchair Basketball Assoc.. National Wheelchair Softball Assoc.. Sports-N- Spokes Magazine.. Handcycling.. Paralympics.. Quad Rugby Assoc.. Wheelchair Sports, USA.. Veterans.. Department of Veterans Affairs.. Indiana Department Veterans Affairs.. Kentucky Department Veterans Affairs.. Paraplegia News Magazine.. Social Security Administration..
Title: KIPVA | Contact Us | Contact Us Descriptive info: You may contact us at any time at the following contact information.. Kentucky Indiana Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America.. Phone: (502) 635-6539.. Fax: (502) 635-5064.. You can also get a hold of us on the web via this online form.. First Name:.. Last Name:.. Phone:.. Email:.. Comments:..
Title: KIPVA | Events | 2013 National Veterans Wheelchair Games Descriptive info: 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG).. The 33rd NVWG will be held in Tampa, FL from July 13-18, 2013.. Registrations will be mailed January 7, 2013.. For more information, please contact PVA Sports and Recreation at 800-424-8200, ext.. 752 or 657, or Tom Brown at 817-225-2415..
Title: KIPVA | Events | Chapter Shooting & Fishing Events Descriptive info: Upcoming Events: Watch for new dates.. April 20, 2013 12:00-3:00 pm Jefferson Gun Club, Brooks, KY.. April 27-28 Turkey Hunt with the National Wildlife Turkey Federation of.. So IN.. Need to RSVP by April 12th.. May 25 12:00-3:00 pm Trapshoot Jefferson Gun Club, Brook, KY.. June 1 7:00 am-1:00 pm Catfish Roundup with NWTF E-town, KY.. June 8 10:00 am-3:00 pm Trapshoot Jefferson Gun Club, Brooks, KY.. June 29 12:00-3:00 pm Trapshoot Jefferson Gun Club, Brooks, KY.. Sept.. 7 12:00-7:00 pm Dovehunt with NWTF in Bullit County KY.. 28 12:00- 3:00 pm Trapshoot Jefferson Gun Club, Brooks, KY.. Oct.. Deer Hunt with NWTF limited to 50 huners.. Applications will ... the outdoor events are subject to change due to inclement weather.. Fees, loner firearms and ammunition are provided free.. Pistols and rifles up to.. 50 cal are permitted at the range.. Getting There:.. Rainbow Lake, Derby, Indiana.. is located at 14900 State Road 70, about 1.. 5 miles from Derby, Indiana.. Coming from I-64 take the exit for Tell City onto State Road 37 South, then take a left onto State Road 70, you will see the sign for the lake on the left side of the road.. For more information about the events or questions, contact Mike McLaughlin, sports director at (502) 417-3450 or cripmm9 at comcast.. net..
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Title: KIPVA | News | Washington Updates Descriptive info: Feb 22, 20123 Vol.. 19, No.. 2.. The Independent Budget for FY 2014 is Released.. The FY 2014 Independent Budget (IB) was released on February 5, 2013.. This year marks the 27th edition of the document, co-authored by AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.. More than 50 organizations from the veteran community endorsed the IB, and more than 1200 copies will be distributed nationwide.. Since its inception, the IB has served as a resource for veterans, and those within the veteran community, to voice their concerns involving the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and health care services.. Each year the IB is concurrently released with the President s proposed budget for VA and presented to Congress in early February.. However, due to the fact that the Administration chose to delay the release of its FY 2014 Budget Request (likely until March) this year, the IB was released in advance of the Administration s FY 2014 projected budget for the VA.. The document is comprised of five main sections Benefits; Medical Care; Employment, Education, and Training; Construction; and National Cemetery Administration.. Each section identifies issues involving VA services and makes recommendations to VA and Congress in an effort to improve the quality and delivery of VA services.. Of particular note, this year for the first time, the co-authors provided advanced appropriation projections for FY 2015 for VA medical care accounts.. In 2011, as a result of The Independent Budget veterans service organizations advocacy, Public Law 111-81 was enacted and mandates that Congress appropriate VA medical accounts one year in advance to ensure that the delivery of VA health care services are not negatively impacted by budgetary delays due to political wrangling.. Once the Administration proposes a FY 2014 budget, the IB co-authors will testify before Congress, detailing the most pressing budgetary and polices issues from this year s document.. The Independent Budget is available at www.. independentbudget.. Hearing on the Effective Use of the 100 Percent Temporary Disability Rating.. On February 5, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, conducted a hearing entitled The 100 Percent Temporary Disability Rating: An Examination of Its Effective Use.. Temporary total disability ratings are assigned when it is established by medical evidence that surgery or certain treatment was performed on a veteran, necessitating a period of recovery during which the veteran cannot work.. The hearing examined a January 2011 report from the VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that indicated the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) was not correctly processing and monitoring claims for temporary total disability.. The OIG determined that since January 1993, VBA overpaid veterans approximately $943 million, and if things were not corrected quickly, VBA could pay approximately $1.. 1 billion over the next five years.. When the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) testified to the Committee last year, VA indicated that the errors were due to a computer glitch that would be fixed by July 2012.. Unfortunately, during a recent review of two VA regional offices by the OIG outlined in a report in January 2013, the OIG found that 50 percent of the temporary 100 percent disability evaluations reviewed were incorrect.. The OIG explained that the 50 percent accuracy rate occurred because staff did not establish controls to monitor the proposed reductions initially, nor did they schedule future medical examinations as required.. PVA submitted a statement for the record for the hearing.. We emphasized that when we file claims for our members, their final decision is generally a permanent and total rating.. However, PVA recognizes that temporary total disability ratings serve an important and practical purpose for many veterans.. The determination for temporary total disability ratings are governed by VA regulations, and temporary increases to VA disability ratings are simple adjustments to running compensation awards that can be accomplished by employees with a minimum of training.. These temporary increases to compensation are determined by the verified dates of hospitalization.. In each case, the dates of entitlement are clearly indicated, and with only a small amount of attention to detail, there should be no significant errors.. While the OIG reported examining approximately 181,000 veterans claims rated with a total disability, approximately 11,800 of those claims were for temporary total disability that the OIG determined contained errors.. While the OIG concluded that these errors led to massive overpayments, PVA expressed concern that the report fails to address the cost of the loss of benefits when veterans with total disabilities were underpaid.. PVA is also concerned that this issue is being framed as wasteful spending on the part of VA.. While not disputing the findings ... serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee for the 113th Congress, and Representative Mark Takano (D-CA) serves as the Ranking Minority Member.. When VA initially started processing Post-9/11 GI Bill claims in 2009, their existing low volume manual processing system led to significant claims backlogs and benefit delays.. LTS, which has been under development since shortly after enactment of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and is being implemented in phases, is VA s solution to eliminating the backlog for GI Bill payments.. While LTS was designed to reduce the time and man hours associated with subsequent claims, the time it takes to complete new Post-9/11 GI Bill claims has remained virtually unchanged since 2009 and important functions still need to be added to the system.. The Subcommittee received testimony from Student Veterans of America and the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators.. Both organizations explained that many students wait from three weeks to eight weeks for their benefit payments for the GI Bill program.. In some cases student were forced to drop out of school because of the lack of tuition, living stipend, and other expenses that would be paid by their GI Bill.. In its own testimony, the VA referred to the complexity of this new system as a reason for the continued delays.. The money spent on the LTS development to date is $263 million.. Chairman Flores expressed surprise at the seemingly extraordinary amount for the VA to have invested in an IT system.. However, the VA explained that taking into consideration the complexity of this system, it is not an unusual amount to be invested.. The system is burdened with tracking various tuition rates (since every state s rates are different) while also accounting for different state and federal laws.. This hearing was a continuation of numerous oversight hearings regarding the development of the LTS and GI Bill processing.. Chairman Flores expressed that soon members of the Subcommittee and staff will visit the large processing center in Tulsa, Oklahoma to get a first hand view of the system and speak with IT development staff.. Meanwhile, the Subcommittee will continue to explore the progress of the LTS program and what can be done to help the program achieve optimal efficiency and better serve veterans.. Pool SAFE Act.. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), with 24 co-sponsors, introduced H.. R.. 203, the Pool SAFE Act, on January 4, 2-13.. H.. 203 would delay, again, the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirement for access to swimming pools and water recreation facilities.. It prohibits any suit brought for an alleged violation of the requirements to provide an accessible means of entry to pools in Title III entities that occurred on or after January 31, 2013, until one year after enactment of this Act.. 203 requires dismissal of any suit already in progress during this period, and bars the Department of Justice (DOJ) from investigating or initiating a compliance review of an alleged violation.. DOJ also would have to revise its regulations that require a permanent lift to be installed at each water feature unless it is not readily achievable to do so the 22 year old standards for barrier removal.. 203 was referred to the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on January 25.. PVA opposes this legislation.. Access Board Issues Rule on Access to Shared Use Paths.. On February 13, the U.. Access Board issued proposed requirements for accessible shared use paths used by pedestrians, bicyclists, and others for transportation or recreation.. The term pedestrians always includes people who use wheelchairs in these standards.. Shared use paths are distinct from sidewalks and trails, in that they, unlike most sidewalks, are physically separated from streets by an open space or barrier.. They also differ from trails because they are designed not just for recreation purposes but for transportation as well.. The proposed regulations provide specifications for route width, grade, cross slope, surfaces, protruding objects, and other features.. The supplemental rule can be viewed at: http://www.. access-board.. gov/sup/snprm.. html.. Comments are due May 14, 2013.. Please contact Maureen McCloskey at maureenm@pva.. org if you need further information or would like to contribute to PVA s comments.. Access Board Creates Committee on Rail Vehicles.. The Access Board is organizing an advisory committee to assist in the review and update of its ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Rail Vehicles.. The Committee will develop consensus recommendations for the Board's use in updating sections of the guidelines that cover vehicles of fixed guideway systems, including rapid, light, commuter, intercity, and high speed rail.. PVA will apply for membership on this committee and seek input from our members and chapters.. The notice can be viewed at: http://www.. htm..
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