Markosek bill to help veterans unanimously passes House

H.B. 363 would exclude veterans’ disability benefits as income for key commonwealth programs

HARRISBURG, May 3 – The state House of Representatives today passed legislation authored by state Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, that would exclude veterans’ disability benefits from being considered as income for purposes of qualifying for commonwealth programs.

“We should do everything we can to care for our brave veterans, who have risked their lives for our country, especially as they age,” Markosek said. “Pennsylvania is home to the fourth largest veteran population in America, and about three-quarters of them are over the age of 55. This legislation would help ensure that they receive the benefits they so richly deserve.”

Markosek’s H.B. 363 heads to the Senate for consideration.