91st Pennsylvania--Pension act of 6 October 1917

Act of 6 October 1917

[source: Statutes at Large, volume 40, 65th Congress, session I, chapter 105, pages 398-411]
[transcribed 16 December 2013, from www.constitution.org]
[most of this Act seems to be irrelevant to pensions; I have transcribed only the one section that is clearly relevant, from page 408]

[page 398]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first section of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the establishment of a Bureau of War Risk Insurance in the Treasury Department," approved September second, nineteen hundred and fourteen, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:


[page 408]

SEC. 314. That from and after the passage of this Act the rate of pension for a widow of an officer or enlisted man of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States who served in the Civil War, the War with Spain, or the Philippine Insurrection, now on the pension roll or hereafter to be placed on the pension roll, and entitled to receive a less rate than hereinafter provided shall be $25 per month; and nothing herein shall be construed to affect the additional allowance provided by existing pension laws on account of a helpless child or child under sixteen years of age: Provided, however, That this Act shall not be so construed as to reduce any pension under any Act, public or private: And provided further, That the provisions of this section shall be administered, executed, and enforced by the Commissioner of Pensions.

[page 411]

Approved, October 6, 1917.

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