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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 1, 2022 03:40 PM
From: Senator Doug Mastriano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Disabled Veterans’ Benefit Payment Exclusion
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that will exempt 100% of disabled veterans' benefit payment from income calculations for any Commonwealth program or benefit. 

A disabled veteran' benefit program shall be defined as any compensation or payment received by a veteran that is directly related to or the result of the veteran's service-connected disability.

This bill will ensure that these rightfully earned federal payments will no longer be used to potentially disqualify a disabled veteran for commonwealth assistance programs or rebates.
The income calculation exclusion will also apply to an unmarried surviving spouse upon the death of a
veteran for any compensation or payment the unmarried surviving spouse is entitled to receive.

I hope you will join as a co-sponsor of this legislation to support our disabled veterans and their families. If you have any questions regarding this bill, please contact Joshua Herman in my office at jherman@pasen.gov


Introduced as SB126