ANNVILLE – The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is reminding eligible veterans they may qualify for a monthly pension through the state’s Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension program.
Pennsylvania veterans who qualify for the pension can receive $150 per month. Currently, there are more than 2,000 veterans across the commonwealth enrolled in the program.
“All veterans have sacrificed in some way, but some sacrifices have altered day-to-day life greater than others. It is imperative that we help those whose lives have been changed due to an accident or injury while serving our nation,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania’s acting adjutant general and head of the DMVA.
“We want every veteran who is eligible for this program to apply for and receive this benefit.”
To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- have been a resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military;
- have received Honorable or Under Honorable Conditions discharge;
- have suffered a service-connected injury or incurred a disease resulting in the loss or loss of use of two or more extremities (arms/hands or legs/feet); and
- have at least a 40 percent disability rating compensation rating or higher in each limb as determined and certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
To apply, Pennsylvania veterans should contact their County Directors of Veterans Affairs in the county they reside. More information about the DMVA Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program can be found at Pension Program. Visit DMVA online at www.dmva.pa.gov or follow at www.facebook.com/padmva or www.twitter.com/padmva.