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POSITION OF THE VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION ON
BILLS RELATED TO PROVISION OF NURSING CARE
FOR VETERANS, JUDICIAL REVIEW OF CLAIMS FOR
COMPENSATION, PROPOSED CHANGES IN PENSION AND
COMPENSATION PROGRAM, A "PEACETIME G.I. BILL,"
REOPENING OF NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE
PROGRAM, AND AUTHORITY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF

VA HOSPITALS

APRIL 3, MAY 28, 1963

Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Pages of all bearings are numbered cumulatively to permit a
comprehensive index at the end of the Congress. Page num-
bers lower than those in this hearing refer to other legislation.

UNIVERSITI

STANFORD

JUN 1963

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1963

97808

NOISING

GOV'T

DOCUMENT

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

E ROSS ADAIR, Indiana JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

PAUL A. FINO, New York WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois

HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Delaware ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH, Kansas HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina JAMES E. BROMWELL, Iowa RAY ROBERTS, Texas ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio DON EDWARDS, California JOHN O. MARSH, JR., Virginia GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California

OLIVER E. MEADOWS, Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION

JAMES A. HALEY, Florida, Chairman ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania JOHN O. MARSH, JR., Virginia

HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina, Chairman HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina PAUL A. FINO, New York RAY ROBERTS, Texas

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California

SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING

THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOSPITALS

ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia, Chairman JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

PAUL A. FINO, New York ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Ilinois

HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin RAY ROBERTS, Texas

ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH, Kansas HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Delaware JAMES E. BROMWELL, Iowa ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING

HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Delaware, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio JOHN 0. MARSH, JR., Virginia

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSURANCE

ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee, Chairman HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio

ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH, Kansas GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California

JAMES E. BROMWELL, Iowa
I

CONTENTS

Page

Adair, Hon. E. Ross.

167-169

Ayres, Hon. William H.

169, 174, 175

Budget, Bureau of the, letter of --

396-397
Bureau of the Budget. (See Budget, Bureau of the.)
Chairman. (See Teague, Hon. Olin E.)
Committee staff: Patterson, Edwin B., counsel..

318, 319, 337, 398, 399
Compensation, administration position on various proposals.--

364–402
Dependency and indemnity compensation, administration position on
pending proposals---

366-369

Dorn, Hon. W. J. Bryan.

178, 294, 309, 318, 319

Driver, William J. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Education for peacetime veterans, administration position on. 365–366, 402-405

Edwards, Hon. Don..

180, 297

Ellsworth, Hon. Robert F.

181, 194, 195, 197, 198, 294

Engle, Dr. H. M. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Everett, Hon. Robert A.--

170, 171, 172, 174–177, 182, 183, 321

Fable, Robert C., Jr. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Farmer, A. W. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Fino, Hon. Paul A..

180, 297, 309, 322

Gleason, John S., Jr. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Haley, Hon. James A.

168–170, 177-180, 184, 325, 329, 336

Halpern, Hon. Seymour.

181, 182, 322

Hospital projects, administration position on bills related to--

367

Insurance, administration position on various proposals.- 362, 369–377, 394-400

Intermediate care. (See Nursing care.)

Judicial review of veterans' compensation claims:

Administration position on proposed bills.

311-359

Independent medical expert study--

339-357

Kornegay, Hon. Horace R...

177, 178,
296, 297, 309, 310, 313–323, 330-332, 336, 337, 398, 402, 403

Libonati, Hon. Roland V

361, 377–382, 392–394

Marsh, Hon. John O., Jr.

180, 297
Military Appeals, Court of, status of cases_

334-335
Nursing care:
Administration position on provision of facilities---

143–184
Beds availability in selected VA hospitals based on subcommittee sur-
vey ---

151-163
Eligibles in VA hospitals

147-151

Patterson, Edwin B. (See Committee staff.)

Peacetime veterans:

Administration position on various proposals -

365–366, 402-405

Benefits available for..

404-405

Pensions:

Administration position on proposed bills -

184, 377–382, 386–391

Comparison of representative bills with existing law.

186–187

Cost estimates of representative bills..

190–192

Cost effects of pending proposals---

382–383, 385–386

Claims: Direct Benefit Payments, 1955–2000 (estimated under exist-

ing law).

196–197

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Pensions—Continued

Statistical tables :

Age of veterans in civil life:

Page

Projected, all wars, 1962–2040..

201, 298–308

World Wars I and II, and Korean conflict, on pension rolls

June 20, 1961.-

281

Compensation, dependency and indemnity and pension payments

to dependents of deceased veterans, by war, March 20, 1962.. 283–284

Compensation, dependency and indemnity, pension and retire-

ment cases, all wars and Regular Establishment, June 20, 1962,
active cases--

282

Expenditures for compensation and/or pension:

Compensation and pension, all wars and Regular Establish-

ment, cumulative, 1930 and prior years through 1962,

showing percentage relationships -

203

Pensions, all wars, cumulative through fiscal year 1962.- 204

Pensions, cumulative, by fiscal year, with World War I pay-
ments related to total...

205

Historical development of pensions :

Veterans:

Indian wars.

206-210

Civil War.

210–214

Spanish American War.

214-227

World War I..

228-233

World War II.-

234-238

Korean conflict.

238-243

Widows and children:

Indian wars---

244-246

Civil War.

246–248

Spanish American War.

248–256

World War I.

256–265

World War II.

266-270

Korean conflict.

270-277

Income, annual, by source and percentage:
All pensioners, calendar year 1961.

280
Pensioners under Public Law 86–211, calendar year 1961,
comparison with study of new claims, week of August
14-18, 1961.-

281

Income increments, pensioners on rolls, May 20, 1962, World

War I, World War II, and Korean conflict--

290

Index to...

199-200

Participants, length of service and casualties in major wars-

200

Pensioners on rolls under Public Law 86–211, May 20, 1962,

World War I, World War II and Korean conflict:

Percent and aber of cases by income incremento-

290

Percent of total receiving at low, intermediate and high rate. 291

Rates, World War I, World War II and Korean conflict:

Veterans

278

Widows and children.

279

Summary, present and prior pension rates for survivors of veterans

of World War I, World War II, and Korean conflict..

279

Summary, present pension structure, with rates, veterans of

World War I, World War II, and Korean conflict.

278

Veterans in civil life:

Age:

Pensioners on rolls, June 20, 1961, World War I, World

War II, and Korean conflict.

281

Projected, 1962–2040.

201

Number, estimated, June 30, 1955 to June 30, 1962.

200

Population projections:

1962-20402

201

1962–2040, with average, by length of service.

201

Deaths, projected, by war, fiscal years 1956–2000.-

202
Veterans on pension rolls, by entitlement under Public Law 86—211

and prior pension laws, World War I and other wars, with pen-
sion payment and income range, May 20, 1962-

285-286

Pensions-Continued
Statistical tables-Continued

Widows and children on pension rolls, by entitlement under

Public Law 86–211 and prior pension laws, World War I and
other wars, with pension payment and income range, May 20, Page
1962,

287–289
World War I deceased veteran cases, number on compensation

and pension rolls, monthly payments, type of beneficiary,
average age of widows, number in foreign countries, by fiscal
years, 1950-1962 _

293
World War I veterans, total in civil life, on compensation or pen-

sion rolls, age, monthly payments, protected awards, number
in foreign countries, by fiscal year, 1950–62.

292
Poissant, W. A. (See Veterans' Administration.)
Roberts, Hon. Ray

178, 179, 328
Saylor, Hon. John P.

164, 167,
172, 173, 323, 324, 325, 327-330, 332, 336–338, 358, 359, 394-403

Schadeberg, Hon. Henry C..

182

Stancil, J. W. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Teague, Hon. Olin E.

141,

164, 167–168, 170, 173, 175, 177, 178, 180-185, 194, 294, 296,

297, 309-313, 321, 322, 325–333, 335–337, 358, 359, 361, 362,

377, 381, 382, 385, 392–394, 398, 399, 402, 403, 406.

Veterans' Administration expenditures from appropriated funds by war

and purpose, through December 31, 1962.

295

Veterans' Administration:

Brickfield, Cyril F., Chief Benefits Director--

333-336

Driver, William J., Deputy Administrator-

175, 319

Engle, Dr. H. M., Acting Chief Medical Director -

169,

170, 173, 179, 180, 182, 183

Fable, Robert C., Jr., General Counsel..

164, 320, 321, 322

Farmer, A. W., Director, Compensation and Pension Service-

337

Gleason, John S., Jr., Administrator of Veterans' Affairs--

141,
143-147, 164, 167–185, 192-195, 197, 198, 294, 296, 297, 309–320,
322–330, 332, 333, 336–338, 358, 359, 361, 362, 367–371, 377–382,

392–396, 398–403, 406.

Poissant, W. A., Chief Actuary, Department of Insurance

399

Stancil, J. W., Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals..

314-319

World War I veterans, benefits provided for (see also Pensions: Statistical
tables).

292-293

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