The WWI Soldiers' Bonus Application & Payments
This application must be sent to the War Department, Navy Department, or Marine Corps, as indicated in Instructions, depending on whether your last service was in the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps. The following statements are made by me to support my claim for Adjusted Compensation under the provision of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act.
I have the honor to transmit to you herewith your Adjusted Service Certificate, issued pursuant to the World War Adjusted Compensation Act, in the amount of $499.00.
Receipt is acknowleged of your application for settlement on your Adjusted Service Certificate.
This receipt must be carefully prepared. Pancil may be used. The original receipt shall be delivered to the registered owner of the bonds and the duplicate shall be retained by the postmaster. Lists the Adjusted Service Bonds by number that were surrendered for payment in June 1936.
With this please find Adjusted Service Bonds of the United States registered in your name, together with check on the Treasurer of the United States, all listed below, issued in payment of the amount due on your Adjusted Service Certificate as certified by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs and in accordance with the provisions of the Adjusted Compensation Payment Act, 1936.
The World War Adjusted Compensation Act, commonly referred to as the "Bonus Act," passed over the President's veto May 19, 1924, and was amended July 3, 1926. Only the essential portions of the Act are quoted here; administrative provisions are omitted. Amendments of July. 3, 1926, are indicated by brackets.
State of Minnesota Soldiers' Bonus
The State of Minnesota provided a bonus to Soldiers who were residents of the State of Minnesota at the time they were drafted / enlisted into service of $15 per month for service between 6 April 1917 and 30 July 1921. The final date for filing claims was 30 June 1924.
Your bonus application has been given the number opposite your name on the reverse side of this card. Applications are numbered and paid in the order filed.
Payment of the Minnesota Soldier's Bonus payed to World War I Veterans who were residents of the State of Minnesta at the time they were inducted or enlisted into the Armed Forces.