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Columbia, S. C. To the Honorable General Assembly:

Herewith is submitted the Annual Report of the Pension Department of the State of South Carolina for the fiscal year 1908.

A. W. JONES,
Comptroller-General.

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INIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

LIBRARIES

266892 MARCH 1930

PENSION LAWS.

PENSIONS.

Chapter 22, Code of 1902, as amended in 1902:

Section 1065. The sum of at least one hundred and fifty thousand dollars shall be annually appropriated to pay the pensions provided for by. this Chapter, and in case the same, or such amount as shall be appropriated, shall be insufficient, then the amount so appropriated shall be distributed proportionately among those legally entitled to receive the same: Provided, That those pensioners described in Section 1066, as Class A, Class B, Class C, No. 1, and Class C, No. 3, shall have been first paid in full: Provided, further, In case the same, or such amount as shall be appropriated, shall be more than sufficient, then the amount so appropriated shall be distributed proportionately among those legally entitled to receive the same.

Sec. 1066. The applicant must have been a resident of the State for two years prior to the time of the application.

In order to obtain the benefits of this Chapter, the applicant, qualified by residence, must also show :

(A) If a man:

Ist. That he was a bona fide soldier or sailor in the service of the State or in the Confederate States in the War Between the States; and

2d. Either (a) that while in such service he lost a leg or arm, or sight, or received other bodily injury whereby he has become disabled, or that he is totally disabled by paralysis, and, further, that neither himself nor his wife has an income exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars per annum, nor property sufficient to produce such an income; or (b) that he has reached the age of sixty years, and that neither he nor his wife is receiving an annual income of seventyfive dollars from any source, nor possessed of property sufficient to produce such an income.

(B) If a woman:

Ist. That she is the widow of a man who was a bona fide soldier or sailor in the service of the State or of the Confederate States in the War Between the States; and

2d. That she has never remarried, or, having remarried, is again a widow.

3d. That either (a) she is sixty years of age or (b) that her husband lost his life in the service of the State or of the Confederate States in the War Between the States; and

4th. That she has not an income of one hundred dollars per annum nor property sufficient to produce the same.

5th. The classification of all pensioners shall be as follows:

Class A-Those who, as a result of wounds received in said war, are physically helpless, or who, while in such service, lost both arms or both legs, or sight, or who are disabled by paralysis and are unable to make a living, whose income, or his wife's, does not exceed $150 per annum.

Class B- Those who, while in such service, lost one arm or one leg, and whose income, or his wife's, does not exceed $150 per annum.

Class C, No. 1—Those soldiers and sailors disabled by wounds received during said war, whose income, or his wife's, does not exceed $150 per annum.

Class C, No. 2-Those who have reached the age of sixty years, and whose income, or his wife's, does not exceed $75 per annum.

Class C, No. 3—Widows of those who lost their lives while in such service of the State or of the Confederate States, and whose income does not exceed $100 per annum.

Class C, No. 4-Widows above the age of sixty (60) years, whose income does not exceed $100 per annum.

Sec. 1066a. That on and after the passage of this Act all widows of soldiers and seamen in the service of the State or of the Confederate States, who were married to such soldiers or seamen at the close of the War Between the States, shall be entitled to pensions irrespective of the age of such widows: Provided, That they are otherwise entitled to the same under existing laws.

Sec. 2. That all soldiers or seamen now entitled to pensions under existing laws, who have become totally blind, or who may hereafter become blind, shall be placed in Class A of pensions and paid accordingly.

Sec. 3. No bona fide soldier or seaman who served the State or the Confederate States in the late War Between the States, and is otherwise entitled to a pension under existing laws, shall be denied his pension on account of not having attained the age of sixty years.

Sec. 1067. The persons described in the preceding sections shall be entitled to a pension upon complying with the other provisions of

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