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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: April 5, 2021 03:50 PM
From: Representative Jim Gregory and Rep. Nick Pisciottano
To: All House members
Subject: Veterans' Pension Program Increase (Former HB2082)
In the near future, Rep. Pisciotano and I will be re-introducing former HB2082, legislation to increase the monthly pension amounts for the Blind Veterans Pension Program and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program.
Under current law, Pennsylvania veterans who suffered service-connected injuries or diseases that resulted in loss of vision, paralysis, or the loss of two or more extremities are eligible to receive a pension of $150 per month.  Our bill would increase the pension amount from $150 per month to $200 per month for both programs.  These two vital veterans’ pension programs have not received any increase since 1999.  We believe a modest increase of $50 per month is deserving for our veterans who have served and sacrificed for our country.
During FY 2019-20, the Blind Veterans Pension Program benefited 102 individuals while the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program served 2008.
Please join us in cosponsoring this important legislation to benefit our veterans.

Introduced as HB1220