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]

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  1. ^ http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/history/docs/history1.pdf