PRINTER'S NO. 227
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
276
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY J. WARD, BREWSTER, VOGEL, COSTA, YUDICHAK,
HUTCHINSON, SCHWANK, L. WILLIAMS, BAKER AND K. WARD,
FEBRUARY 7, 2019
REFERRED TO VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS,
FEBRUARY 7, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in veterans' pensions and benefits,
further providing for blind veteran's pension and for amputee
and paralyzed veteran's pension.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Sections 7701(b) and 7702(a) of Title 51 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
§ 7701. Blind veteran's pension.
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(b) Amount and eligibility.--In addition to any other
assistance provided by the Commonwealth and in addition to any
compensation provided by the Federal Government, every blind
veteran shall be paid a pension of [$150] $180 per month.
Applications for such pensions shall be made to and in the form
prescribed by the department. The Adjutant General shall have
the power, and it shall be his duty to determine the eligibility
of every applicant for a pension, and his decision in the matter
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shall be final.
§ 7702. Amputee and paralyzed veteran's pension.
(a) Amount and eligibility.--In addition to any other
assistance provided by the Commonwealth and in addition to any
compensation provided by the Federal Government, every amputee
and paralyzed veteran shall be paid a pension of [$150] $180 per
month. Applications for the pensions shall be made to and in the
form prescribed by the department. The Adjutant General shall
determine the eligibility of every applicant for a pension, and
his decision in the matter shall be final.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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