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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 024. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1563.

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Facts Forum. (1956-10). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 024. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1563

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date October 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Transcript Do Vets Need . . . The New Veterans' Pension Law The biff signed into law on August I by President Eisenhower will . . . ELIMINATE . . . $10,000 free life insurance formerly provided to all service personnel. Inequity which allowed more to dependents of reservists killed on active duty than to dependents of "regular" servicemen killed under same circumstances. DECREASE . . . Veterans' low cost government life insurance — will be available only to disabled veterans. INCREASE . . . Benefits for widows and beneficiaries. Veterans Administration death compensation — will be based upon rank of deceased. (Increases range from 75% to 175%.) SUPPLEMENT . . . Benefits for widows' dependent children when Social Security benefits are too low or lacking. Places a" servicemen under the Social Security system, wit-1 the government paying part of the serviceman s credits. Discussions which preceded adoption of this legislation are of interest to Mr. John Q. Public, who will foot the bill, or benefit from resultant savings. Mr. T. O. Kraabel, Director of the National Rehabilitation Department of the American Legion, discusses affirmatively the American Legion- sponsored War Veterans' Security bill. . . . The tpiestion of veterans' benefits is currently the subject of more publicity, attention, and discussion than at any time in recent years. To a great extent, the American Legion has been in the spotlight because of our effort to provide a modest measure of security for disabled and aging veterans through our War Veterans Security Bill, H. R. 7886. We welcome the opportunity to present the facts about this bill ancl about the American Legion's position concerning increased benefits for service- connected disabled veterans ancl the survivors of deceased veterans for this reason. When they know the facts, the American people acting through the (.(ingress, will continue to express the nation's gratitude to its defenders by- approving the necessary moderate veterans' benefits which we ask. The House of Representatives proved this when it passed by an overwhelming vote of 364 to 51 the American Legion's War Veterans Bill. This bill is not a general pension proposal. It would merely liberalize existing benefits to this extent. World War I veterans, on reaching age 65, would Page 22 be presumed to tie permanently and totally disabled ancl automatically eligible'for a $90.00 monthly benefit, if they meet existing income limitations of $1400 a year for veterans without dependents, S2700 a year for veterans with dependents. Those who served overseas for thirty days or more in World War I would receive 10 per cent additional. Eligible veterans l''ss than 65 would receive $75.00 a mou-1' instead of the- pie-sent $66.15, and those so helpless or blind as to nc*'1 aid or attendance be granted $15" ' month instead of the present $135.**" That's our bill. In substance, it l"" vides a modest cost-of-living adjust; ment in the amount of existing beo>* American Legionnaires T. 0. Kraabel 'standing, left) of Washington, D. C, and Robert W. Sisson I standing, right! of Little Rock, Arkansas, watch three Medal of Honor holders dig into hearty meal at the servicemen's center in Chicago, Illinois. Facts Forum News, October, 1$ We ; fcese i hiefits fere's *eiri. A ■«s and pte fo, . Much [eteran **om tl Fated c Nout '"•<! so -aid. 'I *Wh < Fam s {Jj-poso r°sal. W Vonp Kivor *vOrs. ( l-A^ s-
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