ANNVILLE — During National Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month in April, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to ensure veterans are aware about the agency’s Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program.

Eligible Pennsylvania veterans may qualify to receive a pension of $150 per month. There are more than 2,000 veterans currently enrolled in the program.

“This program clearly demonstrates how important veterans are to Pennsylvanians. Their selfless service to secure America’s freedoms is not forgotten,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania’s acting adjutant general and acting head of the DMVA. “Every eligible veteran who lost a limb or has been paralyzed should apply for this benefit.”

To be eligible, veterans must have served in the military honorably, have been a resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military; suffered a service-connected injury or incurred a disease resulting in the loss or loss of use of two or more extremities; and have at least a 40% disability rating as certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Pennsylvania veterans should contact their County Veterans Affairs Director in the county they reside to apply.

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