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PA to Bolster Benefits for Military Families in Need

The Senate recently approved a bill to expand the scope of the Military Family Relief Assistance Program and extend a key revenue source

A Pennsylvania program to help needy military families is getting a makeover.

The Senate recently approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, to expand the scope of the Military Family Relief Assistance Program and extend a key revenue source – a state income tax refund checkoff option for Pennsylvania taxpayers.

Created in 2005 as part of a “Support the Troops” initiative, the program is designed for a rapid response to military families facing emergency situations.

Currently, the program provides grants up to $3,500 for service members and their families who experience a sudden financial hardship or loss of income as a result of military service, death or critical illness of a family member or disaster where food or shelter is needed.

Read more at http://citizensvoice.com/news/lawmakers-consider-expanding-military-family-assistance-program-1.1607156.

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