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October 12, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(6):712. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980240070024

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Increased Compensation for Veterans.—  Public Law 85-168 authorizes for more than 2 million disabled veterans higher compensation checks for serviceconnected disabilities, starting with checks mailed out at the end of October, 1957, the Veterans Administration said on Aug. 27.Veterans already on the VA's compensation rolls need take no action to get the raise. It will be paid automatically. Also increased will be the special allowances for dependents of paid veterans whose service-connected disabilities are rated at 50% or more. With a few exceptions, the increase will be about 10% across the board, except for totally disabled veterans rated at 100%, whose boost from $181 to $225 per month amounts to 24.3%.Unchanged are three statutory rates, two of them at $47 each, involving the anatomic loss, or loss of use, of one part of the body, and the third, at $67 as the minimum rate for arrested

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