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March 10, 1934

Government Services

JAMA. 1934;102(10):778. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750100044019

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Number of Veterans Receiving Benefits  As a result of the changes in laws governing benefits to veterans, the number of veterans of all wars receiving some form of pension had been reduced from 1,016,561 on March 31, 1933, to 517,171 on Jan. 31, 1934. The number of pensioned dependents decreased from 279,926 to 261,876. The number receiving hospitalization March 31 was 42,823, of whom 27,892 were non-service connected cases; January 31 these numbers had been reduced to 35,973 and 24,189, respectively. Domiciliary or institutional care was being given to 20,544 veterans in March and to 11,623 on January 31. Analyzed by type of benefit, the reduction in the number of veterans of the World War among the beneficiaries between March and November was as follows: service connected wartime, 338,580 to 307,117; non-service connected, 425,894 to 27,283; disabled emergency officers' retirement pay, 6,037 to 1,505; death pensions, 101,553 to 100,462. Disbursements

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