CHAP. XXVIII. – An Act making provision for the payment of pensions to the widow or children of pensioners, in certain cases, and for other purposes.
|Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That in case of the death of any invalid pensioner, before the certificate of the continuance of his disability, required by the act, entitled “An act regulating the payments to invalid pensioners,” passed March third, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, was obtained, it shall be lawful for the Secretary of War, and he is hereby directed, to pay to the legal representatives of such deceased invalid, the arrears of pensions due at the time of his death, at the rate at which it was fixed at his last examination: Provided, Such last examination was within two years from the time of his death.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That whenever any revolutionary pensioner shall die, the Secretary of War shall cause to be paid the arrears of pension due to the said pensioner at the time of his death; and all payments, under this act, shall be made to the widow of the deceased pensioner, or to her attorney, or if he left no widow, or she be dead, to the children of the pensioner, or to their guardian, or his attorney; and if no child or children, then to the legal representatives of the deceased.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That in all cases of applications for pensions, for wounds received in the revolutionary war, the testimony to establish the facts may be authenticated in the same manner with those who apply for pensions for wounds received in the late war with Great Britain.
APPROVED, March 2, 1829.