Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/1152

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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 859, 860 -OCT. 14 , 1940 necessary to entitle him to pension shall not be included; but in the case of an employee who is eligible for and receives pension or com- pensation under laws administered by the Veterans' Administration on account of service-connected disability, all honorable military or naval service shall be included; and nothing in this Act shall be con- strued as to affect in any manner an employee's right to retired pay, pension, or compensation in addition to the annuity herein provided." Foreign Seraice. SEC. 4 . That the last clause of paragraph (o) of section 26 of the ability system. Act entitled "An Act for the grading and classification of clerks in the Foreign Service of the United States of America, and providing compensation therefor", approved February 23, 1931 (46 Stat. 1213; 2 U.t. C. §21 (o); 22 U. S. C. 21), as amended by the Act of August 5, 1939 (Public Supp. V, §21 (o). Law Numbered 277, Seventy-sixth Congress), be further amended to Computation of pe- read as follows: "but in the case of a Foreign Service officer who is odo service eligible for and receives retired pay on account of military or naval service, the period of service upon which such retired pay is based shall not be included; in the case of an employee who is eligible for and receives a pension on account of non-service-connected disability under laws administered by the Veterans' Administration the mini- mum period of service necessary to entitle him to pension shall not be included; but in the case of an employee who is eligible for and receives pension or compensation under laws administered by the Veterans' Administration on account of service-connected disability, all honorable military or naval service shall be included; and nothing in this Act shall be construed as to affect in any manner an employee s right to retired pay, pension, or compensation in addition to the annuity herein provided". Effective date. SEO. 5. This Act shall take effect the 1st day of the month next succeeding the date of enactment. Any person separated from the service prior to such effective date may, upon request, have his claim for retirement adjudicated under the terms of this Act; but no increase in annuity shall be allowed prior to such effective date nor shall this Act be construed so as to reduce the annuity of any person separated prior to its effective date. Approved, October 14, 1940. October 14, 1940 [H. R. 8846] [Public, No. 847] District of Colum- bia. Retirement of Met- ropolitan Police, etc. 39 Stat. 718. Voluntary retire- ment. Requirements. [CHAPTER 860] AN ACT To provide for the retirement of certain members of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, the United States Park Police force, the White House Police force, and the members of the Fire Department of the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 12 of the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations to provide for the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and for other purposes", approved September 1, 1916, is amended by adding after the fourth paragraph of such section a new paragraph to read as follows: "Whenever any member of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, or of the United States Park Police force, or of the White House Police force, or the Fire Department of the District of Columbia has served twenty-five years or more as a mem- ber of such department or police force, or the Fire Department of the District of Columbia, or any combination of such service, or when- ever any member of the United States Secret Service, who has served twenty-five years in the service of the United States Government, the 1118 [54 STAT.