Veterans' Benefits in the United States: Findings and Recommendations

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1956 - Veterans - 415 pages

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Page 403 - No pensioner has a vested legal right to his pension. Pensions are the bounties of the government, which congress has the right to give, withhold, distribute, or recall, at its discretion.
Page 407 - SEC. 3. All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government are authorized and directed to cooperate with the Committee and to furnish it such information and assistance, not inconsistent with law, as it may require in the performance of its duties.
Page 232 - ... providing vocational readjustment and restoring lost educational opportunities to those service men and women whose careers have been interrupted or impeded by reason of active duty...
Page 403 - All decisions rendered by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs under the provisions * * * of this title or the regulations issued pursuant thereto, shall be final and conclusive on all questions of law and fact, and no other official or court of the United States shall have jurisdiction to review by mandamus or otherwise any such decision." In 1940 Congress by a further Act, 54 Stat. 1197, 38 USCA lla-2, provided that: "Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, * * * the decisions of the...
Page 408 - June 30, 1955, the expenditures of the Commission shall be paid out of an allotment made by the President from the appropriation entitled "Emergency Fund for the President — National Defense...
Page 322 - In some of the occupational specialties closely comparable to civilian jobs (electronics, aircraft mechanics, and so forth) there is a high civilian demand. For many of the occupational specialties, however, the civilian labor demand , is relatively low, including the large administrative and clerical group and the seamen who constitute most of the Navy's lower enlisted grades. "3. About half of the enlisted men in 1954 were in occupations closely comparable to civilian jobs where there was a moderate...
Page 295 - ... status. 10. The Commission's Final Report commented on the value of the veterans education and training program to the Nation as a whole, with specific reference to their contribution to national defense, and concluded that such value had been great. In this regard the Commission's Final Report stated : "The serious depletion of trained personnel resulting from World War II has been largely offset as a result of the incentive created by the GI bill of rights. We have produced hundreds of thousands...
Page 49 - while engaged in extrahazardous service, including such service under conditions simulating war
Page 408 - Statutes (31 USC 672), section 9 of the act of March 4, 1909, 35 Stat. 1027 (31 USC 673), and section 213 of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1945 (58 Stat.
Page 288 - • * * "The safeguards in the new program were of several different types. New standards were established to assure better control over selection of courses and changes in course. Detailed provisions were written into the law for the approval of both accredited and nonaccredited courses and for the operation of the on-the-job and institutional on-the-farm programs. A monthly one-package sum is paid to the veteran pursuing institutional training, and he must make his own arrangements for tuition...

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