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Two additional tables are incorporated below, "Service-Connected (Deato Benefits Payable to Dependents of Deceased Veterans of the Regular Establishment and of the World War under Existing Laws and Regulations Compared with Rates Proposed by S. 3503, Seventy-fifth Congress, and with 60 percent of the War Time rates," and "Regular Establishment Veterans on the Rolls January 31, 1938, Showing Rate of Pension Being Paid (Service Prior to 1898 not Included)” These tables are included to supplement statements relating thereto made at the hearings on H. R. 8948 and S. 3503. Regular Establishment veterans on the rolls January 31, 1938, showing rate of pension

being paid
[Service prior to 1898 not included)

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Number

Number Present monthly pension: on rolls

Present monthly pension:

on rolls $6.. 3, 911 $49.

64 $8.

713 $50. $9. 1, 585 $52.

10 $10.

14 $53. $11.

156 $54. $12. 2 $56.

42 $13.

4, 405
$57.

30 $15.

1, 073
$60.

76 $18.

1, 435
$64.

47 $19.

$65.

2 $20. 8 $68.

70 $21.

2 $71. $22.

1, 389

$75. $23

634

$79. $25.

396 $85. $27.

869
$87

30 $30. 233 $94.

44 $31

623 $95. $34

52 $100. $36.

478 $105. $38

45 $113 $39

44 $115. $40. 20 $125.

10 $41

1 $150.
$43.
$45

2, 442
Total.--.

1 21, 331 $48.

25 1 Includes Regular Establishment cases paid wartime rates under par. 1 (c) of pt. II of Veterans Regula tion 1 (a) as amended.

Source: Budget and Statistics, Mar. 10, 1938.

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Service-connected death benefits payable to dependents of deceased veterans of the Regular Establishment and of the World War under existing

laws and regulations compared with rates proposed by S. 3503 and H. Ř. 8948, 75th Cong., and with 60 percent of the wartime rates

Veterans Regulation No. 1

Series, part II

73557-3848

Widow,
under 50

Widow, Widow,
50-65

over 65

Widow, no child.
Widow, 1 child.
Each additional child
No widow, 1 child.
No widow, 2 children.
No widow, 3 children.
Each additional child
Dependent mother or father.
(Or both)

each.
Total payable (where award would otherwise exceed the stated

amount, that amount may be apportioned as Administrator may
prescribe).

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Service-connected death benefits payable to dependents of deceased veterans of the Regular Establishment and of the World War under existing laws and regulations com pared with rates proposed by S. 3503 and H. R. 8948, 75th Cong., and with 60 percent of the wartime rates-Contd.

S. 3503

60 percent of wartime rates

80 percent of Public, No. 304

80 percent of Veterans Regulation

No. 1-Series, part I (Veterans
Regulation 1 (g))

60 percent of Public, No. 304

Widow,
under 50

Widow,
50-65

Widow,
over 65

Widow,
under 50

Widow,
50-65

Widow,

Widow,
under 50

Widow,
50-65

Widow,
over 65

Widow,
under 50

Widow,
50-65

over 65

Widow, no child.
Widow, 1 child
Each additional child.
No widow, 1 child
No widow, 2 children
No widow, 3 children.
Each additional child
Dependent mother or father
(Or both).

each.
Total payable (where award

would otherwise exceed the
stated amount, that amount
may be apportioned as Ad-
ministrator may prescribe).

$24
$30

$36
2 32-36 2 38-42 2 44-48
2 6.40-10.40 2 6.40-10.40 2 6.40-10.40
16
16

16
4 26. 40 4 26. 40 4 26. 40
4 36.80 4 36.80 4 36.80
4 6. 40 4 6.40 4 6. 40
36
36

36
20
20

20
As to widow, child, or children,

total amount may not exceed $60.

$24 $28 $32 $18 $22. 50

$27

$18
2 32-36 2 36-40 2 40-44 2 24-27 2 28.50-31.50 2 33-36 2 28.50-31.50
2 6.40-10.40 2 6.40-10.40 2 6.40-10.402 4.80-7.80 2 4.80-7.802 4.80-7.80 2 4.80-7.80
16
16
16
12
12
12

12
4 26. 40 4 26.40 4 26. 40 419.80

4 19.80 4 19.80

4 19.80 4 36.80 4 36.80 4 36.80 4 27.60 4 27.60 4 27.60

4 27.60 4 6.40 4 6.40

4 6.40
4 4. 80
4 4. 80 4 4. 80

4 4.80
16
16
16
27

27
27

12
12
12
12
15

15
15

9
60
60
60 As to widow, child, or children,

45
total amount may not exceed $45.

1 Åmounts authorized by this act are payable if monthly payment under Veterans Regulation No. 1-Series, pt. I, and payment of term, automatic, or Government life
insurance does not aggregate or exceed the rates authorized by Public, No. 304.

2 Dependent upon age of child. If child under 10, lower rate payable.
3 Dependent upon veteran's rank.
4 Equally divided.

6 Pension payable to mother in event there is no widow nor child under 16 or helpless. Dependent father entitled in event mother is dead. Orphan brothers and sisters under 16 entitled in absence of foregoing dependents.

6 No provision. 7 No limit.

At the hearings conducted before the Committee on Pensions, House of Representatives, June 8, 1938, on H. R. 8948 and S. 3503, it was requested by the legislative representative of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mr. Millard Rice, that there be inserted in the hearings an estimate of cost if the pension rates for the Regular Establishment under part II of Veterans Regulation No. 1 (a), as amended were increased to 90 percent of the pension rates provided under part 1 of Veterans Regulation No. 1 (a), as amended (wartime service-connected rates). The estimate is as follows:

It is estimated that the payment of Regular Establishment veterans at 90 percent of the rates provided in part I of Veterans Regulation 1 (a) as amended would involve an additional annual cost of approximately $5,946,000 for approximately 30,000 cases where service was subsequent to April 21, 1898, and $319,000 annually for approximately 1,000 cases where service was prior to April 21, 1898, or a total of $6,265,000 for veterans for the first year.

To pay the dependents of Regular Establishment veterans at 90 percent of the rates provided under part I of Veterans Regulation 1 (a) as amended would cost approximately $489,000 for cases where service was subsequent to April 21, 1898, providing increased benefits for the dependents of approximately 7,600 veterans. In addition, there would be 300 cases where increased benefits would be paid for service prior to 1898 at an additional cost of approximately $21,600 or a total cost for dependents of approximately $510,600 the first year affecting approximately 7,900 cases.

The total cost of this bill would approximate $6,775,600 the first year, providing increases for 31,000 veterans and the dependents of 7,900 deceased veterans.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FOR HEARINGS ON H. R. 8948 AND S. 3503 In order that data pertaining to the study of Regular Establishment benefits may be more complete for reference purposes, there are included below two acts, the provisions of which were recommended by the Veterans' Administration after advice had been received from the Acting Director, Bureau of the Budget, that such proposed legislation would be in accord with the program of the President. These acts are included for the reason that the legislation was proposed as result of study of the general subject.

PUBLIC, NO. 357, SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, APPROVED, AUGUST 25, 1937 In response to a request from the chairman, Committee on Pensions, House of Representatives, March 27, 1937, a report was furnished on a draft of proposed legislation which had for its purpose an amendment to paragraph X of Veterans Regulation No. 10 Series, promulgated by the President under Public, No. 2, Seventy-third Congress, March 20, 1933, which precluded the payment of pension or emergency officers' retirement pay, concurrently with salary as an employee of the United States Government, or the municipal government of the District of Columbia, or any corporation the majority of the stock of which is owned by the United States, with certain exceptions.

The proposed draft would have excepted Regular Establishment pensions from the limitation therein contained. After careful consideration of this matter the Veterans' Administration in its report of July 14, 1937, after securing concurrence of the Acting Director, Bureau of the Budget, recommended repeal of paragraph X, Veterans' Regulation No. 10 series. This action was taken in view of the injustices which resulted from its retention and considering the fact that under legislation enacted subsequent to promulgation of the regulation and affecting the far majority of cases, this limitation was not for application. H. R. 7531, Seventy-fifth Congress, was introduced by the chairman of the Pensions Committee containing the repeal language suggested and was enacted into law as heretofore stated August 25, 1937. This liberalization principally affected the Regular Establishment cases.

PUBLIC, NO. 648, SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, APPROVED, JUNE 16, 1938 The Veterans' Administration was requested by the chairman, Committee on Pensions, House of Representatives, to report on H. R. 7880, a bill to amend paragraphs VIII and IX of Veterans' Regulation No. 10 series, promulgated by the President under Public, No. 2, Seventy-third Congress, March 20, 1933. After consideration of this particular bill and in light of the studies conducted, the Veterans Administration, under date of March 11, 1938, in a report to the chairman, Committee on Pensions, suggested certain liberalizations affecting paragraphs VIII and IX, Veterans' Regulation No. 10, principally to permit payment of service-connected pension where the veteran incurred his disability during authorized furlough or leave of absence. H. R. 7880 was amended by the Committee on Pensions, House of Representatives, to incorporate the language proposed by the Veterans' Administration and it was enacted into law as above stated, June 16, 1938.

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