Annville, Pennsylvania – During National Limb Loss and Difference Awareness Month in April, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants to make sure Commonwealth veterans are aware of the agency Pension program for amputee and paralyzed veterans.
“Military veterans all sacrifice in service to their country, but for some the sacrifice is far greater than others,” said Brig. Gen. (AP) Maureen Weigl, deputy adjutant general for veterans. “We encourage all eligible veterans who have lost a limb or been paralyzed to apply for this benefit. It is through programs like this that we can show Pennsylvania veterans that their service to our nation is appreciated and not forgotten.
- Served honorably in the army.
- Pennsylvania resident when he joined the military.
- Suffered a service-related injury or contracted an illness resulting in the loss or loss of use of at least two extremities (arms/hands or legs/feet).
- At least a disability compensation rating of 40% or greater in each limb, as determined and certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Pennsylvania veterans should contact their Departmental Director of Veterans Affairs in the county where they reside to apply. For more information about the DMVA Amputated and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program, go to Retirement program.