Veterans Bills go to the Governor

June , 2014

vets_articleThe House has unanimously passed several Senate bills intended to help veterans who may be struggling financially.

Senate Bill 1102      (Approved by the Governor, June 26, 2014   Act No. 81)   allows disabled Pennsylvania veterans to apply for reduced-fee fishing licenses.

Senate Bill 1090,   Approved by the Governor, June 26, 2014   Act No. 80  allows disabled Pennsylvania veterans to apply for reduced-fee hunting licenses.

The House also passed a bill that will help a greater number of military families who have fallen on hard times.
Currently, Pennsylvania law allows for free hunting and fishing licenses only for veterans who are either certified as 100 percent disabled, or who have lost the use of one of their arms or legs.  These bills will allow those rated at less than 100 percent disabled but paid at the 100 percent rate due to non-employability to be eligible for a free hunting and fishing license.

Senate Bill 923 expands the eligibility for grants for the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP) to include more service members and their families.

Approved by the Governor, June 18, 2014   Act No. 66

The program, which currently has a $1 million surplus, receives funding through a voluntary check-off on the Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax refund. Grants of up to $3,500 are awarded to financially struggling service members and their families.

For more information on the MFRAP program, click here.


VETERANS INFORMATION

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION:

https://vip.vba.va.gov/portal/VBAH/Home
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage
https://www.archives.gov/
https://www.usa.gov/veterans
http://veteransinfo.org/
IRS:      https://www.irs.gov/individuals/information-for-veterans
JOBS:   https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/

May be of interest:    https://www.vetsinfoservice.com/

BEAVER COUNTY    https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?id=5615

AMERICAN LEGION    https://www.legion.org/
NEARBY POSTS:
South Side Memorial, PA Post 952   1265 STATE ROUTE 168   GEORGETOWN, PA 15043

Phone:724-573-4132


Midland, Inc., PA Post 481   800 MIDLAND AVE   MIDLAND, PA 15059

Legion Riders Chapter    Phone:724-643-8565


Monacatootha, PA Post 580   600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE   MONACA, PA 15061

Phone:724-774-9881


VFW     https://www.vfw.org/
Nearby Posts:
Post 8168 Midland Post   700 Midland Ave,   Midland, PA 15059-1412

Phone: (724) 643-6503 Meeting Location & Time  700 Midland Ave,  Midland, PA 15059-1412

7:00 PM 2nd Monday


Post 6450 Bob Milby Post   417 Carolina Ave,  Chester, WV 26034-1129

Phone: (304) 387-0004 Meeting Location & Time  417 Carolina Ave,  Chester, WV 26034-1129

7:00 PM 3rd Monday


Post 66 Pvt. Eddy Post   212 Blakely St,  East Liverpool, OH 43920-3208

Phone: (330) 385-6632 Meeting Location & Time   212 Blakely St,  East Liverpool, OH 43920-3208    7:00 pm 2nd Tuesday