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Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 19, 2014 09:24 AM
From: Representative Neal P. Goodman
To: All House members
Subject: Increase Pension for Blind and Paralyzed Veterans
I will be re-introducing legislation (previous HB 381) to increase the monthly pension for our Commonwealth's blind and paralyzed veterans. These pensions have not been increased since 1999.

Currently, Pennsylvania veterans who suffered service-connected injuries or diseases that caused blindness, paralysis, or the loss of two or more extremities are eligible to receive a pension of $150 per month. My legislation would increase the pension to $200 per month. These veterans have sacrificed so much for our country, and they have more than earned this small monthly stipend to help them with expenses.

Introduced as HB495