Abridgment of Messages and Documents Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...There were 1,512 claims for reimbursement for expenses of the last sickness and burial of deceased pensioners pending at the beginning of the year, 7,417 such claims were received during the year, and 72 which had been formerly disallowed were reopened, making a total of 9,001. Of these, 5,808 were allowed, 1,166 disallowed, and 600 abandoned, leaving 1,427 pending at the close of the year. The mail received during the year numbered 1,694,236 pieces, and the outgoing mail aggregated 863,069 pieces, making a total of 2,557,305 pieces handled, an average of over 8,300 daily. During the year 124,319 pension claims were adjudicated, of which 92,274 were admitted, 30,980 rejected, and 1,065 approved in which no certificates were issued because they would not have benefited the applicants. There were also 40 claims for military bounty-land warrants adjudicated during the year, of which 3 were allowed and 37 rejected. Out of 2,962 appeals decided by the department during the year the bureau was reversed in only 187 cases, being 6.31 per cent of the number disposed of. Since the passage of the act of March 3, 1899, providing for the division of pensions of resident pensioners of the United States who desert their wives or minor children, or who are inmates of national or State soldiers' and sailors' homes, 13,423 claims have been filed thereunder, 7,209 of which have been allowed and 5,987 rejected, leaving 227 pending. During the year 147 pensioners were dropped from the roll for various causes after due legal notice had been given. The pensions of 20 persons were reduced, and reissues were made in 56 cases to recover erroneous payments. Most of the surgeons appointed to examine applicants for pension or increase of pension are organized into...
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