No. 199.

297 U.S. 167 (1936)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 3, 1936.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. W.A. Bootle, with whom Mr. John J. McCreary was on the brief, for petitioner.

Mr. Alexander Holtzoff, with whom Solicitor General Reed, Assistant Attorney General Morris, and Messrs. Paul A. Sweeney and M. Leo Looney, Jr., were on the brief, for the United States.

MR. JUSTICE STONE delivered the opinion of the Court.

About June 30, 1933, petitioner filed a claim with the Administration of Veterans' Affairs for allowance of an annuity under the provisions of § 8 (a) of the Civil Service Retirement Act of June 16, 1933, 48 Stat. 283, 305, 5 U.S.C., § 692d, which authorizes payment of annuities, at a specified rate, under circumstances not now material, to retired government employees in the classified civil service...

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