US Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards

Records: 1,669,710 · Complete: 95%

The Bureau of Pensions and Veterans Administration began using a card system in 1907 to keep record of all pension payments made to members of the Regular Military Establishment, a group which consisted of Army and Navy invalids and their widows. This collection includes cards for all pension payments made between 1907 and 1933. The cards are in alphabetical order by surname except for Native American or Indian names, which appear alphabetically at the beginning of the appropriate letter of the alphabet.
Information recorded on these cards includes:

  • Name of pensioner
  • Name of soldier (on a widow's card)
  • Certificate number
  • Service details
  • Disability
  • Law (under which pensioned)
  • Class of pension
  • Rate of pension
  • Commencement date of pension
  • Date of certificate
  • Fees paid
  • Pension transfers
  • Date of death
  • Date the Bureau was notified of death
  • Former roll number
  • Home
  • A record of individual payments made (back of card)

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Publication Title
US Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards
Total Records
Records: 1,669,710 · Complete: 95%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Record Group:
15
Published on Fold3
September 7, 2016
Last Updated
October 1, 2018
Description
NARA M850. This collection consists of pension payment cards, showing payments made between 1907 and 1933 to members of the Regular Military Establishment.