ASSEMBLY MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 1477

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED: †FEBRUARY 7, 2022

 

†††† The Assembly Military and Veteransí Affairs Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 1477.

†††† This bill would increase the annual payments that are made by the State to veterans with certain wartime service-connected disabilities to $1,800.

†††† Currently, a blind veteran receives $750 annually under the Blind Veteransí Allowance Program. †This amount has not been changed since 1971. †A veteran with certain other disabilities also receives $750 annually under the Paraplegic and Hemiplegic Veteransí Allowance Program. †This amount has not been changed since 1981. †This bill would increase the annual payments to $1,800.

††††† This bill was pre-filed for introduction in the 2022-2023 session pending technical review.† As reported, the bill includes the changes required by technical review, which has been performed.