Pensions for Peacetime Disabilities of Veterans and Dependents of Veterans of the Regular Establishment: Hearing, Seventy-fifth Congress, Third Session, on S. 3503, a Bill to Liberalize the Laws Providing Pensions for Veterans and the Dependents of Veterans of the Regular Establishment for Disabilities of Deaths Incurred Or Aggravated in Line of Duty Other Than in Wartime. April 7, 1938

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Page 2 - ... served 90 days or more in the active service as specified therein; provided, however, that — Where there is affirmative evidence to the contrary, or evidence to establish that an intercurrent injury or disease which is a recognized cause of such chronic disease, has been suffered between the date of discharge and the onset of the chronic disease, or the disability is due to the person's own misconduct, service connection will not be in order.
Page 13 - ... provide a small additional sum to guarantee the men behind the guns adequate protection against physical disabilities received in handling these weapons of warfare. I believe the Regular veteran deserves pension rights equal to the wartime veteran. I favor HR 8948. I speak as a war veteran and a Regular and as a commissioned officer of the Regular Service from 1918 to 1928. And I speak as editor and publisher of leading military and naval magazines from 1928 to the present time — specifically,...
Page 2 - Provided, however, That this Act shall not be so construed as to reduce any pension under any Act, public or private...
Page 2 - ... of active service: Provided, That the person suffering from such disease served one hundred and eighty days or more in the active service as specified therein: Provided, however, That, where there is affirmative evidence to the contrary or evidence to establish that an intercurrent injury or disease which is a recognized cause of such chronic disease has been suffered between the date of discharge and the onset of the chronic disease, or the disability is due to the person's own misconduct, service...
Page 1 - ... than in wartime. DISABLED REGULAR VETERANS The measure provides that persons entitled to pension for service-connected disability resulting from service prior and subsequent to April 21, 1898, other than in a period of war, shall be entitled to a pension at monthly rates at not less than 80 percent of the highest amount of compensation payable to World War veterans suffering with similar service-connected disabilities. Under the present situation, the veterans of the Regular Establishment for...
Page 2 - That any person entitled to compensation at wartime rates for disability incurred in or aggravated by active service as provided in part I, or paragraph I (c), part II, Veterans Regulation Numbered 1 (a), as amended, or the World War Veterans' Act, 1924, as amended, and restored with limitations by Public Law 141, Seventy-third Congress, March 28, 1934, as amended, and whose disability is rated not less than 60 per centum, shall be entitled to additional compensation for dependents in the following...
Page 2 - ... (c) Any veteran or the dependents of any deceased veteran otherwise entitled to pension under the provisions of Part II of this Regulation shall be entitled to receive the rate of pension provided in Part I of this Regulation if the disability or death resulted from an injury received in line of duty in actual combat in a military expedition or military occupation.
Page 1 - Affairs may deem reasonable. Section 3 provides: "Eighty percent of the highest service-connected death-compensation rates payable to the dependents of World War veterans shall be the pension rates applicable (1) to the dependents of veterans whose death resulted from service prior to April 21, 1898, other than in a period of war, provided such dependents are otherwise entitled to pension under the provisions of the general pension law, and (2) to dependents entitled to pension under the provisions...
Page 2 - The ratings shall be based, as far as practicable, upon the average impairments of earning capacity resulting from such injuries in civil occupations similar to the occupation of the injured man at the time of enlistment...
Page 2 - ... attendance. If a wartime veteran became totally disabled in line of duty subsequent to April 21, 1898, he receives a monthly pension of $100 per month and $50 per month additional if in need of regular aid and attendance. Thus, the result of the provision in S. 3503 providing that the monthly rate of allowance for a nurse or attendant shall be the same as is paid World War veterans will be to increase the allowance for such nurse or attendant serving a veteran disabled prior to April 21, 1898,...

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