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CHAPTER 102 AN ACT TO REVISE THE CONFEDERATE PENSION ROLLS AS TO WIDOWS AND COLORED SERVANTS ELIGIBLE FOR THE BENEFITS OF OLD AGE ASSIST- ANCE. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That before the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred thirty-nine, the County Board of Welfare in every county in this State shall make a eomplete and thorough examination and investigation of all widows of Confederate veterans and all colored servants of Confederate soldiers whose names are on the pension roll in each county, and shall determine the eligibility of such pensioners for old age assistance under the provisions of Chapter two hundred eighty-eight of the Public Laws of one thousand nine hundred thirty-seven, without any applications being made by such persons for old age assistance as required by said law, and after making such investigation, shall determine the eligibility of such persons for old age assistance and the amount of assistance which any such person is entitled to receive in accordance with the provisions of the Old Age Assistance Act. After such investigations and determinations have been made the County Board of Welfare shall notify the County Pension Board in the county of such County Board of Welfare of the persons who are found to be eligible for old age assistance under the provisions of said law. Upon such certification to the County Pension Board, the County Pension Board shall revise the list of pensioners in said county and shall exclude from said list all the widows of Confederate veterans and all colored servants of Confederate soldiers who are certified as being eligible for old age assistance. The County Pension Board shall, upon receipt of such certification from the County Board of Welfare, and revision of the pension list as aforesaid, notify the State Board of Pensions of the revision of the pension list for said county and the names eliminated therefrom. The County Board of Welfare, in making the aforesaid certification to the County Pension Board, shall also send a copy thereof to the State Board of Pensions, and such certification from the County Board of Welfare to the State Board of Pensions shall be sufficient authority for removal of such names from the pension list by the State Board of Pensions. If it should thereafter be determined that such person so removed from the pension list was not eligible for old age assistance by the authority administering said law, the award for old age assistance to such person is revoked, the name of such person, if otherwise eligible, shall be restored to the said pension list by the County Pension Board, and the full pension to which such person was entitled, if the name has not been withdrawn from said list, shall be paid.