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KIPVA | Paralyzed Veterans of America


Hardship is defined as a condition that is difficult to endure or something that causes suffering.

The Kentucky – Indiana Chapter is committed to providing assistance to veterans and others with spinal cord injury or disease.  Although a hardship request can be for any need, some common requests include:

  • Financial Issues
  • Home Modification
  • Transportation
  • Emergency Housing/Food/Supplies

The Hardship Program seeks to fulfill the KIPVA mission by filling the gaps sometimes found in VA benefits, serving as a safety net in times of difficulty or providing a need that is unavailable from other sources.

We encourage our members that are facing difficulty to reach out to us.  We are here to help!


Hardship in Action

KIPVA member, Wendall Watson currently lives in the Thompson-Hood Veterans Center and is separated from his family. Through the Hardship Program, he was able to receive a phone and laptop that allows him to stay in touch with his family. He now regularly attends chapter sports and activities.