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Join the more than 16,000 proud members of Paralyzed Veterans of America!¬† As a member, you’ll become part of a family of men and women united to improve the world for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders and all people with disabilities.¬† PVA doesn’t charge fees or dues – membership is entirely free!¬† Minnesota supports a membership of over 330 veterans by providing various sports and recreation opportunities, ADA resources, education, and much more!

If you are a current member and need a form or other information, please visit our Membership Resources page.

Membership is always free!

For veterans meeting all the criteria below, we invite you to join Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America (MNPVA)

  • Have a spinal cord injury or spinal cord disease(SCI/D)
  • Citizens of the United States or its territories
  • Is a veteran of the US Armed Forces whose discharge was other than dishonorable

Related diseases include:
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) – anytime upon or after diagnosis
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Severe¬†spinal stenosis¬†(causing neurological impairment)
  • Syringomyelia
  • Transverse myelitis

We welcome Veterans with service-connected and non-service-connected disabilities.  If your condition is not listed here, please get contact us to determine eligibility or email

Don’t qualify for membership but still want to be involved with our mission? ¬†Please join as an Associate Member!

Benefits of Membership
PVA membership includes many national services as well as chapter programs designed to help enhance your life.  These benefits include assistance with your earned VA benefits; help with employment and higher education; sports and recreation opportunities; and a window into our important research and advocacy efforts.
Minnesota Benefits
  • A team of ADA and advocacy experts to help you navigate the disability world
  • Office in the Minneapolis VAMC SCI-D Center – stop in for a snack, resources, and a good conversation.
  • Financial Assistance for qualified applicants of sports and recreation events and programs
  • Potential assistance through our Prosthetic & Relief Fund
  • Free participation in MNPVA-sponsored sports/rec events
  • Four membership meetings per year (Fall Annual Meeting, Holiday Luncheon, Spring Luncheon, Summer Picnic)
  • MNPVA newsletter, The North Star Bullet (published roughly nine times per year)
  • Free MNPVA Sports Bag
PVA members also receive:
  • Membership to one of our¬†33 chapters, so you can meet fellow members and participate in local social and sporting events.
  • A¬†monthly e-newsletter¬†with updates on PVA‚Äôs programs and services, our advocacy efforts, upcoming events, member stories, and more.
  • Complimentary print and digital subscriptions to¬†PN¬†magazine, an invaluable resource for people with SCI/D, their family members, and caregivers.

A membership application is available below, or don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will mail you a membership application form.¬† For veterans who don’t reside in our area, please visit our National PVA website to find your local chapter.

Membership Application

(Note:  Please print or download the location.  At this time, applications cannot be submitted online.)

Please get in touch with us to update your membership information.¬† You may call us at 612-467-2263 or complete the information update form.¬† By keeping us informed about address, phone, and email changes, you can be sure we’ll be able to get important information to you promptly.

If you move, Membership in PVA can be transferred to any of our 33 chapters free of charge.

Transfer Application