Accession Number : ADA302666

Title :   Veterans Benefits and Judicial Review: Historical Antecedents and the Development of the American System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Gawdiak, Ihor ; Snyder, Holly ; Iwaskiw, Walter ; Worden, Robert

PDF Url : ADA302666

Report Date : 08 AUG 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This study provides information on veterans benefits across a historical continuum and describes and analyzes the historical antecedents of the United States system of veterans benefits. It reviews how those benefits have been adjudicated by heads of state, government officials, legislatures, and judicial bodies. A summary of veterans benefits in the ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman empires is provided as initial background. It is followed by a more detailed review of veterans benefit systems in medieval and modern France, Russia, and Germany. Still more detailed information is provided on the immediate precedent of the American system, which was developed in England and exported, in part, to the North American English colonies in the seventeenth century. Analysis is also provided on the British veterans benefit and adjudication system as it continued to develop after the American Revolution. The majority of the study details the development of the American system of veterans benefits and the judicial review role of various governmental entities during the colonial period up to 1776. The role of the Federal and state governments in administering benefits and adjudicating claims from 1776 to the late 198Os completes the study.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *BENEFITS, *LEGISLATION, *VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL), UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), FAMILY MEMBERS, FRANCE, GERMANY, RUSSIA, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, COMPENSATION, REHABILITATION, FINANCE, GREAT BRITAIN, SOCIAL WELFARE, AWARDS, STATE GOVERNMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE