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Building Rental

The Paralyed Veterans of America Bayou Gulf-States Chapter is proud to offer our building facilities for rental, 7 days a week on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in renting the building for weddings, parties or fundraisers. Please contact our Office Manager, Jennie Conley at (228) 832-6864 Monday through Friday; 8:30 am through 4:30 pm. Paralyzed Veterans of America Bayou Gulf States has served the Gulf Coast for over 35 years. Thank You for considering PVA!

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Notarial Services

PVA offers Notarial Services. We

have a Notary Public at the building. If you need a document notarized,
please call us at (228) 832-6864. Visit Monday through Friday from 8:30 am through 4:30. General Public are welcome to this service for a nominal fee.
Let us serve you and assist you with this necessary service.

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Telephone Help Line

The PVA Medical Help Line... rings directly into the Veterans Benefits Office and is usually answered by one of four RNs between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm,Monday through Friday. If an RN is not available to take the call, an Administrative Staff Person answers the phone and gives the message to the RN.

The helpline is not intended to offer medical treatment to the Veteran; only to answer questions of a general nature and provide assistance in locating a resource for the caller to seek medical treatment.


Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance

By: Anthony Steele, Senior National Service Officer

As a Veteran, if you received or are in receipt of "Service Connected Benefits" in the past two years, you may be eligible to apply for and receive S-DVI. The insurance is provided to a Veteran who has received a new service connected disability and applies for the insurance within 2 years of receiving the new disability rate. S-DVI is open to veterans separated from the service on or after April 25, 1951, who receive a service-connected disability rating of 0% or greater.

Eligibility Requirements for S-DVI Insurance ("RH"): a veteran must have:
  (1) Receivedd other than a dishonorable discharge.
  (2) Been realeased from active duty after April 25, 1951.
  (3) Received a rating for a new service-connected disability within the last 2 years.

Remember: The veteran does not need to have a 100% rating to be eligible. Veterans who receive a new rating of even 0% are eligible for the coverage. The veteran must apply for the insurance within two years from the date they are notified that service-connection has been established for a disability.

PREMIUMS charged for S-DVI coverage are:

  • Based on the rates a healthy individual would have been charged when the program began in 1951.
  • Waived for totally disabled veterans (40% of S-DVI policies).
    • A veteran may also be eligible for an additional supplemental $20,000 S-DVI if:
        They are eligible for a waiver of premiums due to total disability.
        They apply for the coverage within one year from notice of the grant of waiver.
        They are under age 65.


FACEBOOK LINK: PVA Bayou Gulf-States

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  Paralyzed Veterans

  of America
Bayou Gulf-States Chapter

15489 Dedeaux Road

Welcome to our website. We are nestled here in the Orange Grove Community, right off the main intersection of Highway 49 and Dedeaux Road. We are proud to be of service to our Disabled Veterans, Veterans and the Gulf Coast Community.

If you need our services, please feel free to call us at (228) 832-6864. One of our Administrative Staff will be glad to assist.

The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Bayou Gulf-States Chapter is a non-profit organization who thrust is to help and assist Paralyzed and Disabled Veterans who have sustained injuries to their bodies and have suffered from other life-diminishing diseases.

We are here to serve you in that capacity.

We are growing with you... Thank you so much for coming to our website and seeing what we have to offer our Disabled Veterans and Our Community. May this site serve as a reminder of how we truly remember those who have served us with honor!
God Bless...

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