CHAP. 96.- An Act amend as Act entitled “An Act Granting pensions to certain enlisted men, soldiers, and officers who served in the civil war and the war with Mexico, approved May eleventh, nineteen hundred and twelve.
|Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the general pension Act of May eleventh, nineteen hundred and twelve, is hereby amended by adding a new section, to read as follows:
“SEC. 6. That from and after the passage of this Act the rate of pension for any person who served ninety days or more in the military or naval service of the United States during the Civil War, now on the roll or hereafter to be placed on the pension roll and entitled to receive a less rate than hereinafter provided, shall be $30 per month. In case such person has reached the age of seventy-two years and served six months, the rate shall be $32 per month; one year, $35 per month; one and a half years, $38 per month; two years or over, $40 per month: Provided, That this Act shall not be so construed as to reduce any pension under any Act, public or private: Provided further, That no pension attorney, claim agent, or other person, shall be entitled to receive any compensation for presenting any claim to the Bureau of Pensions under this Act, except in applications for original pension by persons who have not heretofore received a pension.”
Approved, June 10, 1918.