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Blind Veterans Pension

Purpose: Provides eligible blind veterans a pension of $150.00 per month.

Veteran’s eligibility criteria: 
  • Resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military
  • Received Honorable or Under Honorable Conditions discharge
  • Suffered a service-connected injury or incurred a disease that resulted in loss of vision:
    • Visual acuity with correcting lens is 3/60 or 10/200 or equivalent, or less normal vision in the better eye OR
    • Includes circumstances where the widest diameter of the visual field of the better eye has contracted to an angular distance of not greater than 20º.
Legislation:
Statute: Chapter 77, Title 51

Procedures: Chapter 5, Title 43

Where to apply?
Contact the County Veterans Affairs Director in the county you reside to apply for this program.

What documentation is needed to apply?
  • Need a copy of last military service DD214
  • Proof of Pennsylvania residency upon entering the military
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs disability claim number
Contact: Ra-bvp@pa.gov (Please do not send completed applications or personally identifiable information over e-mail.