Veterans outreach March 23 at Flynn’s office; Law restores tax exemption for active-duty military service

SCRANTON, March 14 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will host the monthly veterans support program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at his office.

A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program is in Flynn's office -- Jay's Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. -- on the fourth Wednesday of every month to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The American Legion representatives are available to discuss pensions and other compensation, education, health care and death benefits.

Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisers is recommended to schedule an appointment through Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348.

Flynn also reminds veterans that Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a law that restores an exemption from the state’s Earned Income Tax for active-duty military service members.

Act 6 of 2016 exempts military personnel from the EIT on military pay, regardless of where it is earned. An oversight caused the exemption to lapse, creating unwarranted repercussions for active-duty military service members, including National Guard members who may be called up at a moment’s notice to assist with natural disasters, such as this winter’s blizzard.