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1498e. Pension to widows married prior to June twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and fire. Any widow, as described in section two of the Act approved April nineteenth, nineteen hundred and eight, who married the soldier or sailor prior to June twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and five, shall have title to pension under the provisions of said section of said Act, to commence from the date of filing her application in the Bureau of Pensions after the passage of this Act. Sec. 3, id.

1498f. Same-Where pension has been granted to helpless or ioditio children.-Where a pension has been granted to a soldier's or sailor's helpless or idiotic child or children, or child or children under the age of sixteen years, his widow shall not be entitled to pension under this section, unless the pension to such child or children has terminated, or unless such child or children be a member or members of her family and cared for by her, and upon allowance of pension to the widow, payment of pension to such child or children shall cease. Id.

1498g. Restrictions as to fee of claim agents under provisions of Act.-No claim agent or attorney shall be recognized in the adjudication of claims under the first section of this Act, nor shall any claim agent or attorney be recognized in the adjudication of claims under the second section of this Act for renewal of pension previously allowed, and in claims for original pension under section two of this Act no greater sum than $10 shall be allowed for services in preparing, presenting, or prosecuting such claim, which sum shall be payable only upon the order of the Commissioner of Pensions under such rules and regulations as he may deem proper to make. Sec. 4, id.

1498h. Rate of pensions to widows of officers or enlisted men of Army, etc., scrring in Civil War, etc.—From and after the passage of this Act the rate of pension for a widow of an officer or enlisted man of the Army, Nary, or Marine Corps of the United States who served in the Civil War, the. War with Spain, or the Philippine Insurrection, now on the pension roll or hereafter to be placed on the pension roll, and entitled to receive a less rate than hereinafter proided, shall be $25 per month; and nothing herein shall be construed to affect the additional allowance provided by existing pension laws on account of a helpless child or child under sixteen years of age. Sec. 2–314, Act of Oct. 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 408).

(For the provisions of this act immediately preceding this paragraph see pars. 1483yyy, 1483zzz, antc.)

1498i. Same-Pension laws not affected.-This Act shall not be so construed as to reduce any pension under any Act, public or privato. 10.

(For the ensuing provision of this section see par. 1483bbbb, ante.)

Sec. 2 of Act referred to (35 Stat. 64), provides for a pension for widows of soldiers and sailors who served ninety days, etc., provided the widow shall have married the soldier or sailor prior to June 27, 1890.

CHAPTER XXXVL.

THE SOLDIERS' HOME.

Par. Secretary of War to report

branches of National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers which can be discontinued

1502a Persons entitled to benefits of

National Wome for Disabled
Volunteer Soldiers.--- --- 15025

Par.
Pay and allowances of soldiers

sentenced to dishonorable dis-
charge during execution of
suspended sentence_.

------- 1507a

1502a. Secretary of Iar to report branches of National Tome for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers which can be discontinued.-The Secretary of War is authorized and directed to report to Congress, not later than January first, nineteen hundred and eighteen, what branch or branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, if any, can be discontinued without prejudice to the care of the persons entitled to admission to the home. Act of June 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 1.40).

(See historical note following chapter on the Soldiers' Home, pp. 571-572, ante.)

1502b. Persons entitled to benefits of National Ilomes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. So much of the Act making appropriations for the sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and for other purposes, so far as it designates the classes of persons entitled to the benefits of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, is amended so as to read as follows: The following persons only shall hereafter be entitled to the benefits of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and may be admitted thereto upon the order of a member of the board of managers, namely: All honorably discharged officers, soldiers, and sailors who served in the regular, volunteer, or other forces of the United States in any war in which the country has been or is engaged, including the Spanish American War, the Provisional Army (authorized by Act of Congress approved 1498e. Pension to widows married prior to June twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and five.-Any widow, as described in section two of the Act approved April nineteenth, nineteen hundred and eight, who married the soldier or sailor prior to June twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and five, shall have title to pension under the provisions of said section of said Act, to commence from the date of filing her application in the Bureau of Pensions after the passage of this Act. Sec. 3, id.

1498f. Same-Where pension has been granted to helpless or ioditio children.- Where a pension has been granted to a soldier's or sailor's helpless or idiotic child or children, or child or children under the age of sixteen years, his widow shall not be entitled to pension under this section, unless the pension to such child or children has terminated, or unless such child or children be a member or members of her family and cared for by her, and upon allowance of pension to the widow, payment of pension to such child or children shall cease. Id.

1498g. Restrictions as to fee of claim agents under provisions of Art.-No claim agent or attorney shall be recognized in the adjudication of claims under the first section of this Act, nor shall any claim agent or attorney be recognized in the adjudication of claims under the second section of this Act for renewal of pension previously allowed, and in claims for original pension under section two of this Act no greater sum than $10 shall be allowed for services in preparing, presenting, or prosecuting such claim, which sum shall be payable only upon the order of the Commissioner of Pensions under such rules and regulations as he may decm proper to make. Sec. 4, id.

1498h. Rate of pensions to widows of officers or enlisted men of Army, etc., scrring in Civil War, etc.-From and after the passage of this Act the rate of pension for a widow of an officer or enlisted man of the Army, Nary; or Marine Corps of the United States who served in the Civil War, the War with Spain, or the Philippine Insurrection, now on the pension roll or hereafter to be placed on the pension roll, and entitled to receive a less rate than hereinafter proided, shall be $25 per month; and nothing herein shall be construed to affect the additional allowance provided by existing pension laws or account of a helpless child or child under sixteen years of age. Sec. 2-314, Act of Oct. 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 408).

(For the prorisions of this act immediately preceding this paragraph sce pars. 1483yyy, 1433zzz, ante.)

1498i. Same-Pension laws not affected.-This Act shall not be so construed as to reduce any pension under any Act, public or private.

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(For the ensuing provision of this section see par. 1483bbbb, ante.)

*Sec. 2 of Act referred to (35 Stat. 64), provides for a pension for widows of soldiers and sailors who served ninety days, etc., provided the widow shall have married the soldier or sailor prior to June 27, 1890.

CHAPTER XXXVI.

THE SOLDIERS' HOME.

Par. Secretary of War to report

branches of National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers which can be discontinued

1502a Persons entitled to benefits of

National Wome for Disabled
Volunteer Soldiers..

15025)

Par. Pay and allowances of soldiers

sentenced to dishonorable discharge during execution of suspended sentence ------ 1507a

1502a. Secretary of Iar to report branches of National Ilome for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers which can be discontinued.—The Secretary of War is authorized and directed to report to Congress, not later than January first, nineteen hundred and eighteen, what branch or branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, if any, can be discontinued without prejudice to the care of the persons entitled to admission to the home. Act of June 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 140).

(See historical note following chapter on the Soldiers' Home, pp. 571-572, ante.)

1502b. Persons entitled to benefits of National Ilomes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.--So much of the Act making appropriations for the sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and for other purposes, so far as it designates the classes of persons entitled to the benefits of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, is amended so as to read as follows: The following persons only shall hereafter be entitled to the benefits of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and may be admitted thereto upon the order of a member of the board of managers, namely: All honorably discharged officers, soldiers, and sailors who served in the regular, volunteer, or other forces of the United States in any war in which the country has been or is engaged, including the Spanish American War, the Provisional Army (authorized by Act of Congress approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine), in any of the campaigns against hostile Indians, or who have served in the Philippines, in China, or in Alaska, or in the Organized Militia or National Guard when called into the Federal service to enforce the laws, suppress insurrection, or repel invasion, who are disabled by disease, wounds, or otherwise and have no adequate means of support, id who are not otherwise provided for by law, and by reason of such disability are incapable of earning their living. Act of Oct. 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 368), amending Act of Mar. 3, 1915 (38 Stat. 853).

1507a. Pay and allowances of soldiers sentenced to dishonorable discharge during execution of suspended sentence.Hereafter pay and allowances shall not accrue to a soldier under sentence of dishonorable discharge, during such period as the execution of the sentence of discharge may be suspended under authority of the Act of Congress approved April twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and pay which has heretofore been forfeited under such suspended sentence shall not be held to have accrued to the Soldiers' Home under the operation of section forty-eight hundred and eighteen, Revised Statutes, but shall be covered back into the Treasury of the United States. Act of Mar. 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 1065).

(This provision will also be found under par. 727a.)

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