CHAP. 865.- An Act Amending section forty-seven hundred and eight of the Revised Statutes of the United States in relation to pensions to remarried widows.
|Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section forty-seven hundred and eight of the laws of the United States governing the granting of army and navy pensions be, and the same is, amended to read as follows:
The remarriage of any widow, dependent mother, or dependent sister entitled to pension shall not bar her right to such pension to the date of her remarriage, whether an application therefor was filed before of after such marriage; but on the remarriage of any widow, dependent mother, or dependent sister having a pension, such pension shall cease: Provided, however, That any widow who was the lawful wife of any officer or enlisted man in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of hte United States, during the period of his service in any war, and whose name was placed or shall hereafter be placed on the pension roll because of her husband’s death as the result of wound or injury received or disease contracted in such military or naval service, and whose name has been or shall hereafter be dropped from said pension roll by reason of her remarriage to another person who has since died or shall hereafter die, or from whom she has been heretofore or shall hereafter be divorced, upon her own application and without fault on her part, and if she is without means of support other than her daily labor as defined by the Acts of June twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety, and May ninth, nineteen hundred, shall be entitled to have her name again placed on the pension roll at the rate now provided for widows by the Acts of July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and March nineteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, such pension to commence from the date of the filing of her application in the Pension Bureau after the approval of this Act: And provided further, That where such widow is already in receipt of a pension from the United States she shall be entitled to restoration under this Act: And provided further, That where the pension of said widow on her second or subsequent marriage has accrued to a helpless or idiotic child, or a child or children under the age of sixteen years, she shall not be entitled to restoration under this Act unless said helpless or idiotic child, or child or children under sixteen years of age, be then a member or members of her family and cared for by her, and upon the restoration of said widow the payment or pension to said child or children shall cease.
SEC. 2. No claim agent or other person shall be entitled to receive any compensation for services in making application for pension under this Act.
Approved, March 3, 1901.