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 400 - 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 404 - 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 229 - ... 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 150 - A permanent total disability shall be taken to exist when there is present any impairment of mind or body which is sufficient to render it impossible for the average person to follow a substantially gainful occupation and where it is reasonably certain that such impairment will continue throughout the life of the disabled person. Notwithstanding this definition the Administrator of Veterans...
Page 400 - 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 405 - 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 146 - ... (m) If the disabled person, as the result of service-incurred disability, has suffered the anatomical loss or loss of use of two extremities at a level, or with complications, preventing natural elbow or knee action with prosthesis...
Page 46 - while engaged in extrahazardous service, including such service under conditions simulating war
Page 405 - 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 138 - World War I, World War II, and Korean conflict veterans and their dependents. While it is easier to promise future benefits than to pay off current obligations, there is particularly danger in following this tendency in the field of veterans

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