United Spinal Hosts Free Webinar - Access to Veterans Affairs Caregiving Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities

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Apr 29, 2014, 09:10 ET from United Spinal Association

NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's VetsFirst program, will offer a free webinar on May 7th about accessing the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Caregiver Program.

Access to VA Caregiving Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities –– Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EDT, will highlight VA's Caregiver Program and how it provides services to support caregivers who assist veterans living with disabilities.  

The webinar will discuss how proposed expansion of the caregiver program's benefits to disabled veterans of all eras is critical to ensuring community integration and well-being.

Trends in caregiving for veterans and policy changes needed to expand coverage of this VA benefit will also be covered.

Guest speakers include Heather Ansley, Vice President for VetsFirst and Christopher Neiweem, Director of Veterans Policy for VetsFirst.

To view a full list of NSCIA's upcoming and archived webinars, please visit http://www.spinalcord.org/webinar-archive/.

About United Spinal Association

United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

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