Vaughan PVA - Serving paralyzed veterans of Illinois

How do I get the most from my VA Benefits?

Located in VA facilities in the Chicago area, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) National Service Officers (NSO) are highly trained in VA law, benefits, and health care, helping to ensure that veterans receive every benefit to which they are entitled. Just some of the benefits in which we assist veterans and family members include:

  • Service Connected Compensation
  • Non-Service Connected Pension
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (for survivors of veterans)
  • Reimbursement of Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Home health care
  • Clothing Allowances
  • Specially Adapted Housing
  • Automobile Grant and Adaptive Equipment
  • Special Monthly Compensation
  • and many others...
Service officers directly monitor health care through constant visits to VA and private medical facilities across the country. Our service officers also visit state veterans homes, private nursing homes, and provide support and training assistance to local county veteran service officers.

How do I contact a VPVA National Service Officer?

Winston Woodard III, National Service Officer

Edward J. Hines VA Hospital
Bldg. 1, Room F-214
Hines, IL 60141
708-202-5623 [Office]
708-202-5571 [FAX]

Robert Statam, National Service Officer

Chicago Office
312-980-4278 [Office]
312-980-4494 [FAX]

What is a VA Hospital Liasion?

Hines VA Spinal Cord Chief, Dr. Michael S.A. Richardson, M.D., FACP, DTCD recognized by the Vaughan Chapter, Paralyzed Veterans of America for 10 years of service and dedicated. The award was presented by Josue Cordova, Vaughan Chapter President

Hospital Coordinator Services

Vaughan PVA maintains a program in which liaison is maintained with all VA Medical facilities within the state, as well as private nursing homes, hospitals and respite centers. Our Liaisons enable us to better communicate with our members visiting the facility and staff in order to maintain a good working relationship, recruit new members, and assist patients to improve the lives of our entire membership.

Areas of Concern and Interest:

  • Care of newly-injured SCI patients
  • Long term care of PVA members
  • Home health care programs
  • Prosthetics and equipment needs
  • Emergency room care at VAMC’s
  • SCI contact teams
  • Recreation for patients and residents

The Vaughan PVA Hospital Liaison representative works closely with the National Service officers to ensure that adequate staffing rates are maintained and treatment is provided to veterans with spinal cord injury or dysfunction in accordance with the highest standards possible.


2235 Enterprise Drive Suite 3501, Westchester, IL 60154


(708) 947-9790

Office Hours

Mon - Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Thu - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

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