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Public Law making Confederates American Veterans
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gpthelastrebel
Wed May 27 2009, 01:37PM

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Public Law 85-425
May 23, 1958 | [H. R. 358] 72 Stat. 133

AN ACT
To increase the monthly rates of pension payable to widows and former widows of deceased veterans of the Spanish-American War, Civil War, Indian War, and Mexican War, and provide pensions to widows of veterans who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.



Margin Notes
Public Law 85-425 Veterans' widows. Pension increase. 71 Stat. 106, 107. 38 U. S. C. 2431, 2432.
Public Law 85-425 38 USC 2433, 2434.
Public Law 85-425 38 USC 2435.
Public Law 85-425 71 Stat. 108.
Public Law 85-425 38 USC 2436. 2437.



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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Veterans' Benefits Act of 1957 (Public Law 85-56) is amended:

(1) In section 431, strike out the figure "$52.50" and insert the figure "$65".
(2) In subsection 432 (a), strike out the figure "$54.18" and insert the figure "$65", and strike out the figure "$67.73" and insert the figure "$75".
(3) Section 432 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

"(e) For the purpose of this section, and section 433, the term 'veteran' includes a person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and the term `active, military or naval service' includes active service in such forces."

(4) In section 433, strike out the figure "$48.77" and insert the figure "$73.13".
(5) In subsection 434 (a), strike out the figure "$54.18" and insert the figure "$65", and strike out the figure "$67.73" and insert the figure "$75".
(6) In section 435, strike out the figure "$48.77" and insert the figure "$73.13".
(7) In subsection 436 (a), strike out the figure "$54.18" and insert the

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figure "$65", and strike out the figure "$67.73" and insert the figure "$75".
(8) In section 437, strike out the figure "$62.31" and insert the figure "$73.13".

Approved, May 23, 1958.
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gpthelastrebel
Wed Dec 07 2011, 03:26PM

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TITLE 38 - VETERANS' BENEFITS
PART II - GENERAL BENEFITS
CHAPTER 15 - PENSION FOR NON-SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY OR DEATH
OR FOR SERVICE
SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL

Sec. 1501. Definitions

(3) The term "Civil War veteran" includes a person who served in
the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America
during the Civil War, and the term "active military or naval
service" includes active service in those forces.
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