Summary: H.R.1550 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1550. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/09/1973)

World War I Pension Act - Provides that every person who served in the active military or naval service of the United States during World War I and whose name is carried on the rolls of the Veterans' Administration as a veteran of World War I shall be entitled to receive from the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs a pension at the rate of not less than $100 a month.

Requires any amount of pension payable under this Act, upon the death of the veteran, to be paid to his or her spouse (unless such spouse is also receiving an award under this Act), any other income notwithstanding.

States that any World War I veteran shall be eligible to receive free hospitalization and domiciliary care with inpatient or outpatient services at any Veterans' Administration facility or medical services from a local medical doctor if the veteran is handicapped by either disability or lack of funds for traveling expenses, due to distance from a Veterans' Administration facility.