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Proclamation 3080--Fixing terminal date respecting service in the Armed Forces entitling persons to certain veterans' benefits and services, preferences, and other assistance

Source: The provisions of Proclamation 3080 of Jan. 1, 1955, appear at 20 FR 173, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., p. 29, unless otherwise noted.

WHEREAS, in accordance with past practice, the Congress has provided, in respect of the Korean conflict, that entitlement to various veterans benefits and services, preferences, and other assistance be limited to persons serving in the armed forces between dates fixed by or pursuant to law;

WHEREAS the President is empowered to determine the terminal dates of service conferring such entitlement; and

WHEREAS the armistice between the United Nations Command, on the one hand, and the Korean People's Army and the Chinese People's Volunteers, on the other hand, effective July 27, 1953, has terminated hostilities in the said conflict:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me as President, do proclaim as follows:

(1) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of the Act of May 11, 1951, ch. 49, 65 Stat. 40, Public Law 28, 82nd Congress, 38 U.S.C. 745, as the date prior to which persons serving in the active service in the armed forces of the United States on or after June 27, 1950, must have so served in order that, pursuant to the said Act, such persons shall be entitled to benefits of medical, hospital, and domiciliary care, burial benefits, and they and their dependents shall be entitled to compensation or pension provided by law for persons who served during the period of World War II.

(2) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of paragraph V, part II, Veterans Regulation Numbered 1(a) as amended by the Act of June 30, 1954, ch. 437, 68 Stat. 360, Public Law 463, 83d Congress, 38 U.S.C. ch. 12A, relating to compensation for disability or death, as the date prior to which persons who, on or after June 27, 1950, engaged in certain activities incident to acceptance, induction, or entry into the active military or naval service must have suffered an injury or disease in order to be entitled to the benefits provided by such paragraph V.

(3)(a) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of the first sentence of section 500(a) of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, ch. 268, 58 Stat. 291, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 694(a), relating to guaranteed, insured, and direct loans, as the date prior to which persons serving in the active military or naval service of the United States on or after June 27, 1950, must have so served in order that such persons shall be eligible for the benefits of Title III of the said Act, as amended.
(b) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of the fourth sentence of section 500(a) and section 507 of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 694(a), 694h, as the date on which the ten years referred to in those provisions shall commence.

(4) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of section 607 of the said Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 695f, relating to job counselling and employment placement service, as the date prior to which persons must have served in the active service of the armed forces in order that such persons come within the meaning of the term "veteran," contained in the said section, by reason of service on or after June 27, 1950.

(5) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of section 407 of the Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952, ch. 875, 66 Stat. 687, Public Law 550, 82nd Congress, 38 U.S.C. 997, relating to unemployment compensation, as the date prior to which persons must have served in the active service in the armed forces (on or after June 27, 1950) in order to come within the meaning of the term "veteran" pursuant to said section.

(6)(a) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of section 501(a) of the said Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952, 38 U.S.C. 1011(a), as the date prior to which members of the armed forces engaged in active service on or after June 27, 1950, must have so served in order to be eligible for mustering-out payments under Title V of the said Act.
(b) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of section 501(b)(7) of the said Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952, 38 U.S.C. 1011(b)(7), as the date on which the three years therein referred to shall commence.

(7) January 31, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of section 201 of the said Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952, 38 U.S.C. 911, relating to eligibility for education and training under Title II of the said Act, as the date ending the basic service period referred to in paragraph (1) of the said section.

(8) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of the Act of December 28, 1950, ch. 1176, 64 Stat. 1121, Public Law 894, 81st Congress, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 701a, as the date prior to which persons serving in the active military, naval, or air service of the United States on or after June 27, 1950, must have so served in order that, pursuant to the said Act, such persons shall be afforded basic entitlement to vocational rehabilitation as therein provided.

(9) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of the first section of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize payments by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs on the purchase of automobiles or other conveyances by certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes," ch. 532, 65 Stat. 574, Public Law 187, 82nd Congress, 38 U.S.C. 252a, as the date prior to which veterans of service on or after June 27, 1950, must have served in order that the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs may, pursuant to the said Act, provide or assist in providing such persons automobiles or other conveyances in accordance with said Act.

(10) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined under the provisions of section 503 of the Act of October 14, 1940, ch. 862, 54 Stat. 1125, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1573, relating to housing for distressed families of servicemen and veterans, as the date prior to which persons must have served in the military or naval forces of the United States in order that such persons come within the meaning of the term "veterans" contained in the said section.

(11) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of section 2(14) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, ch. 896, 50 Stat. 888, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1402(14), relating to low-rent housing, as the date prior to which persons must have served in the active military or naval service of the United States in order that such persons come within the meaning of the terms "veteran" and "serviceman" contained in the said section by reason of service on or after June 27, 1950.

(12) January 31, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of section 507 of the Housing Act of 1949, ch. 338, 63 Stat. 436, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1477, relating to preferences for veterans and families of deceased servicemen in respect of farm housing, as the date ending the period during which persons must have served in the military forces of the United States in order that such persons come within the meaning of the terms "veteran" and "deceased servicemen," contained in the said section, by reason of service during the period beginning June 27, 1950.

(13) January 31, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of section 1(b)(2) of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, as amended, 67 Stat. 132, 7 U.S.C. 1001(b)(2), as the date ending the period during which persons must have served in the military forces of the United States in order to come within the definition of veteran, contained in the said section by reason of service on or after June 27, 1950.

(14) February 1, 1955 is hereby determined, under the provisions of section 213 of the National Housing Act, ch. 847, 48 Stat. 1246, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1715e(b), relating to cooperative housing insurance, as the date prior to which persons must have served in the active military or naval service of the United States in order that such persons come within the meaning of the term "veteran," contained in the said section, by reason of service on or after June 27, 1950.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this first day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-five and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-ninth.


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