Veterans Bills go to the Governor
June , 2014
The House has unanimously passed several Senate bills intended to help veterans who may be struggling financially.
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.
May be of interest: https://www.vetsinfoservice.com/
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