Sherwood Act

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The Sherwood Act of May 11, 1912 was the first important United States pension law in the 20th century. It awarded pensions to all veterans. Veterans of the U.S.-Mexican War and Union veterans of the Civil War could receive pensions automatically at age 62, regardless of disability.[1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-11. Retrieved 2007-08-06.