HARRISBURG – A newly introduced bill would increase the monthly pension amounts for blind veterans and veterans who are amputees or paralyzed. If enacted, House Bill 1220 would affect Pennsylvania veterans who suffered service-connected injuries or diseases. They are currently eligible for pensions of $150 per month if those injuries or diseases resulted in loss of vision, paralysis or the loss of two or more extremities. The legislation calls for the pension amount to be increased to $200 per month for the Blind Veterans Pension Program and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program. These veterans’ pensions have not received an increase since 1999.