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Paragraph 1-Continued.
Lisability annuity--Continued.

Total disability must not be due to vicious habits
Report of medical examiners not conclusive....

Date ci commencement
Paragraph 2...
Reexaminations

Annual examination required...
Order for examination, effects oi noncompliance with
Suspension of annuity......
Xotice of suspension, 30 days to furnish evidence in rebuttal.
Sonrecovery, resumption of annuity, notation
Recovery, discontinuance, right to appeal.
Reinstatement on recovery...

Commisioner of Pensions may waive annual examination.
Paragraph 3...,
Fees for medical examinations .

Amount and how paid.

Schedule of rates.
Paragraph 4...
Paragraph 5 ...
Act of September 7, 1916.

Summary of material provisions..

Employees carn leave of absence while in receipt of compensation. fummary of certain decisions pertaining to section 5 of the retirement act....

Report of medical examiners not necessarily final....
Commencement of annuity, date of medical examination does not govern.
Application may be made after separation from the service....
Locomotor ataxia not necessarily due to syphilis ....
Disqualifying causes not to be pursued beyond period of service.
Ability to earn support at private enterprise, not totally disabled....
Total disability, permanent or not..
Total disability defined....
Death of an applicant without an official medical examination not a bar to

title....

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SECTION VI.
Text of Section VI....
Automatic separation and continuance.

Automatic retirement by reason of age.
Automatic separation not limited by length of service...

Retention or reemployment, when not permitted.
Exceptions to automatic separation....

Uncertainty regarding retirement age..
Belated determination of status, nunc pro tunc continuance certificates
Improper allocation, effect on status....

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MISCELLANEOUS (SEC. VI).
Appointment, reemployment, reinstatement, transfer, etc.

Appointment and reemployment after reaching retirement age.
Reinstatement not permitted...
vil service examination, restriction of admission to.

ployment of person beyond retirement age not permitted.
ernment service after retirement, when permitted...
iransfer to classified status permissible....

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SECTION VII.

Paragraph 1....
Application on account of age.

Form of application....
Official record certificates, requirements.....
Official record certificates, discrepancies in.
Civil service records, incomplete prior to classification.
Destruction of postal records. ...

Separation of a continued employee.
Paragraph 2..
Evidence..

Sources of evidence....

Secondary evidence, conditions of admissibility.
Paragraph 3........
Commencement and termination of annuity.

Retirement age, how determined..
Accrued annuity, employee's estate entitled to..
Regulations for payment of accrued annuity.

SECTION VIII.
Text of Section VIII..
Deductions for civil-service retirement and disability fund..

Deductions, manner of making..
Deductions, commencement.
Contemporaneous permanent and temporary employment, rule for

deductions..
Uncertain status, rule for deductions.
Deductions while on furlough, but paid by State.
The United States and State service, deductions how made.
Per diem employees, deductions....
Deductions, failure to make, procedure.

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SECTION IX. Text of Section IX...

Relief from deductions and waiver of rights not permissible.

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SECTION X.
Text of Section X....
Service credit.

Application required, deposit how made...
Form of application, instructions, certificate of deposit.
Deposit and redeposit differentiated.....
Redeposits, condition precedent to becoming beneficiary
Redeposit, effect of making or not making..
Deposits to obtain service credit optional..

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SECTION XI.

Text of Section XI including amendment approved February 14, 1922..
Refund..

Form of application...
Instructions concerning applications for refund.

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Text of Section XI-Continued.

Syllabi of decisions of the Comptroller of the Treasury pertaining to com-
putation of interest....

Stating of accounts and computation of interest.
Interest authorized for fiscal year in which made, exceptions....
Computation of interst, rule for where annuity is less than deductions.'

Date of termination of interest on refund.
Accumulated deductions ..

Application, form of..
Application, who may make
Excess of accumulated deductions over accrued annuity, how paid....
Computation of interest, rule for, where accumulated deductions

exceed accrued annuity...
Payment after expiration of three months, to whom to be made.
Insane persons, deductions, how paid...

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SECTION XII.
Text of Section XII...
Payment of annuities, refunds, and allowances

Time and manner of payment.
Payment of annuities, etc., to be made by disbursing clerk, Bureau

of Pensions, only.
Erroneous deductions not reported and set aside in Treasury, manner

of payment....
Overpayments to employees, manner of determining and of payment

from refund...
Payment of refunds, Navy Department may not make as agent for

Interior Department.

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SECTION XIII.

Text of Section XIII as amended by the act of February 14, 1922..
Civil Service Commission records and reports...

Rule XIII, reports of changes..
Reports from departments..
Data from departments, Civil Service Commission request relative to..

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APPENDIX.

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Text of act of May 22, 1920 (41 Stat. 614).
Text of amendment of February 14, 1922 (42 Stat. 364).

Instructions concerning the amendment of February 14, 1922.
Text of act of March 27, 1922 (42 Stat. 470).
Text of amendment of June 17, 1922 (42 Stat. 651)..

Circular letter of June 17, 1922, pertaining to amendment.
Civil Service Commission Retirement Circular No. 25, June 29, 1922,

pertaining to amendment.

Status under act June 17, 1922, lost by promotion
Text of amendment of September 22, 1922 (42 Stat. 1047).

Regulations governing the adjudication of claims under the amendment..
Table of decimals used when computing immediate annuities under the

amendment. Executive orders:

Reinstatement of former employees....
Departments to furnish Civil Service Commission data for retirement act..
Executive Office employees included in retirement act.
National Zoological Park employees included..
Alaskan Engineering Commission excluded...
Certain excepted employees included......
Certain Reclamation Service employees excluded.
Extension of the retirement act to unclassified laborers (E. O. June 7, 1922).

Regulations pertaining to above Executive order
Civil Service Commission retirement Circular No. 24 pertaining to

above Executive order.
Executive order of June 7, 1922, not retroactive.
Rules of procedure:

Organization..
Discipline..
Functions..
Claims and evidence..
Disability...
Application for refund of deductions...
Computation of interest under act of May 22, 1920.
Special examinations.
General..
Instructions relative to payment of annuities, refunds and allowances.
Appeal..
Attorneys..

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MEMORANDUM.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

BUREAU OF PENSIONS,

Washington, March 13, 1923. The following compilation, designated as a Handbook, consists of a summary or abstract of opinions and decisions of the Attorney General of the United States, the Comptroller of the Treasury, and the Comptroller General of the United States, the Assistant Secretary and the Solicitor for the Department of the Interior, and matters furnished by the Civil Service Commission, and orders or rulings of the Commissioner or Acting Commissioner of Pensions pertaining to the retirement act of May 22, 1920, and amendments thereof, and Executive orders pertaining thereto.

The original act of May 22, 1920, is taken up section by section, and the summary or abstract pertaining to the subject matter of the section involved is thus appropriately placed and the opinion or decision which forms a basis for the matters cited is quoted at the end of each paragraph. This method of treatment, with the use of suitable major and minor headings, is an aid to ready reference and serves to dispense with the necessity for extensive indexing. The Handbook proper consists in the main of the separate sections of the original act of May 22, 1920, arranged and treated consecutively, with the exception of section 4 of said act, which forms the basis for rules of procedure approved by the Acting Secretary of the Interior on June 16, 1922, and amendments thereto. These rules or regulations constitute a part of the appendix. The remainder of the appendix is made up of the original act itself in its entirety, with all the amendments thereto, together with the Executive orders to date pertaining to said act, with certain orders, regulations, and circulars containing instructions for carrying into effect the amendments to the orignal act and the Executive order of June 7, 1922, which extended the act to certain groups of unclassified employees.

JNO. S. BEACH,

Chief of Retirement Division. Approved March 13, 1923. WASHINGTON GARDNER,

Commissioner.

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS.

Abbreviations:

Com....
Comp. Dec.
Comp. Gen..
Comp. Treas..
C. S. C....
C. S..
Cyc...
Ex.
G. P. O.
Min..
Op. Sol. Int. Dept.
Ord..
P. & R. Dec..
P. O...
Q. M. C......
S..
Sec...
Secy. Int.
Stat...

Commissioner.
Comptroller's Decisions.
Comptroller General.
Comptroller of the Treasury.
Civil Service Commission.
Current Series, Retirement Decisions.
Cyclopedia.
Executive.
Government Printing Office.
Minutes.
Opinion of the Solicitor of the Interior Department.
Ordnance.
Pension and Retirement Decisions.
Post Office.
Quartermaster Corps.
Senate.
Section.
Secretary of the Interior.
Statutes.

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