HARRISBURG – The PA Senate approved a bill to increase pensions for the Blind Veterans Pension Program and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program. The two programs serve PA veterans who suffered service-related injuries or diseases that resulted in loss of vision, paralysis, or the loss of two or more extremities. Blair County Sen. Judy Ward said her measure would increase the monthly pension by $30 a month and is long overdue. A local disabled Vietnam War veteran brought the issue to Sen. Ward’s attention. Senate Bill 276 now goes to the state House for consideration.