WORLD WAR VETERANS' LEGISLATION.

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Page 7 - 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 7 - ... veterans properly granted such service connection, under laws in existence prior to March 20, 1933, be recommended as an item of Legion policy. . "4. That the benefits provided for dependents of veterans as established in the World War Veterans' Act be resumed and maintained as the Government's policy and that in no event shall widows and/or dependent children of deceased World War veterans be without government protection.
Page 15 - D. Widows otherwise eligible for pensions to be eligible if married to and living with the veteran for 2 years immediately preceding his death, or, if being married, she gave birth to a child by the veteran. (HR 2150, by Mr.
Page 30 - State, or some city government, is going to have to supplement his inadequate pension or he is going to have to go on the WPA or he will have to live out of a community chest. Mr. PHEIFFER. I am not speaking now of the totally disabled veterans. I say we have to certainly provide for them for all the necessities of life ; we all do, here. But I am speaking of some of the other proposals which have been put forth here this morning which to my mind are not at all timely. Mr. SMITH. Mr. Chairman, may...
Page 14 - 2. Permit suit on any Government life-insurance policy at any time. (HR 1293, by Mr. Peterson, and now before the Committee on World War Veterans' legislation. ) "3. Insurance judgments to be binding upon Veterans' Administration until modified by court order. ( HR 722, by Hon. John S. Gibson, of Georgia ; referred to Committee on World War Veterans
Page 15 - I am the national legislative representative of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, an organization composed of approximately a quarter of a million overseas veterans of America's past wars, campaigns, and expeditions.
Page 7 - ... TB. — There are two Milwaukee resolutions pertaining to a total and permanent rating for World War veterans suffering from active tuberculosis. The first asks that a total and permanent rating be allowed such veterans when they are hospitalized. The other asks that all permanent and total ratings for tuberculosis which have been in effect for 5 years or more shall not be reduced except upon an actual showing of ability to follow continuously a substantially gainful occupation for a period of...
Page 17 - I am inserting an outline of the 1941^2 objectives of the Veterans of Foieign Wars of the United States, which was compiled by Mr. Omar B. Ketchum, national legislative representative of that organization. This statement is formulated on the basis of resolutions adopted by the Veterans ,of Foreign Wars at their forty-second national...
Page 23 - Administration by reason of public laws, should be increased by not less than 10 percent to offset the rising cost of living. Such recognition has been granted other groups of Federal beneficiaries and appropriate legislation to adjust this need is now in the hands of this committee. The above highlights are a few of the more important problems confronting veterans of past wars, campaigns, and expeditions. Appropriate legislation has been or will be introduced which would solve these and many other...
Page 11 - All statutory limitations as to dates before which to apply for various types of benefits for veterans and their dependents ought to be eliminated. No application for benefits, for a veteran otherwise equitably entitled thereto, ought to be denied because of any statutory limitations in the law. Disabled veterans and their dependents who depend wholly, or in part, on the compensation or pension which they receive, with which to provide the necessities and comforts of life for themselves and their...

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