Basic Questions in Extending Benefits
Undetermined Duration of New Benefit Programs
Congress seems certain at its 1952 session to enact legislation which will extend to men now in active service with the armed forces the principal benefits made available to veterans of World War II by the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944—the “G.I. Bill of Rights”. About 20,000 men are now being returned to civil life each month, and total discharges from the armed forces are expected to exceed 200,000 by the time schools and colleges open in the autumn. The budget submitted by President Truman on Jan. 21 carried an estimate of $75 million to provide readjustment benefits for veterans who have seen active service since hostilities began in Korea in mid-1950. The House Committee ...