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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 866 , 867-AUG. 8, 1946 "(1) If the disabled person, as the result of service-incurred dis- ability, has suffered the anatomical loss, or loss of use of both hands, or both feet, or of one hand and one foot, or is blind in both eyes, with 5/200 visual acuity or less, or is permanently bedridden or so helpless as to be in need of regular aid and attendance, the monthly pension shall be $180. " (m) If the disabled person, as the result of service-incurred disa- bility, has suffered the anatomical loss or loss of use of two extremities at a level, or with complications, preventing natural elbow or knee action with prosthesis in place, or has suffered blindness in both eyes, rendering him so helpless as to be in need of regular aid and attendance, the monthly pension shall be $211.50. "(n) If the disabled person, as the result of service-incurred disa- bility, has suffered the anatomical loss of two extremities so near the shoulder or hip as to prevent the use of a prosthetic appliance or has suffered the anatomical loss of both eyes, the monthly pension shall be $238.50. "(o) If the disabled person, as the result of service-incurred disa- bility, has suffered disability under conditions which would entitle him to two or more of the rates provided in one or more of the subpara- graphs (1) to (n), inclusive, of part II, paragraph II, of this regula- tion, no condition being considered twice in the determination, or has suffered total deafness in combination with total blindness with 5/200 visual acuity or less, the monthly pension shall be $270. "(p) In the event the disabled person's service-incurred disabilities exceed the requirements for any of the rates prescribed herein, the Administrator, in his discretion, may allow the next higher rate or an intermediate rate, but in no event in excess of $270." SEC. 2 . The increased rates provided by this Act shall be effective from the first day of the second month following the passage of this Act, and shall be deemed to include the 15 per centum increase in the rate of compensation or pension payable for service-incurred disability under Public Law 469, Seventy-eighth Congress, December 7,1944. Approved August 8, 1946. [CHAPTER 867] AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide reemployment rights for persons who leave their positions to serve in the merchant marine, and for other pur- poses", approved June 23, 1943 (57 Stat. 162), and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, effective as of June 23, 1943, the Act entitled "An Act to provide reemployment rights for persons who leave their positions to serve in the merchant marine, and for other purposes", approved June 23, 1943 (57 Stat. 162), is amended to read as follows: (a) When used in this Act the term "service in the merchant marine" means (1) service as an officer or member of the crew on or in connection with a vessel documented under the laws of the United States or a vessel owned by, chartered to, or operated by or for the account or use of the Administrator, as an enrollee in the United States Maritime Service on active duty, and, to such extent as the Administrator shall prescribe, any period awaiting assignment to such service and any period of education or training for such service in any school or institution under the jurisdiction of the Adminis- trator; and (2) service as a civilian officer or member of the crew on or in connection with a vessel owned by, chartered to, or operated by or for the account or use of the War Department. (b) Any person entering service in the merchant marine after May 1,1940, and before the termination of the unlimited national emergency 905 Person entitled to two or more rates. Supra. Disabilities exceed- ing requirements. Effective date. 58 Stat. 797. 38 U. S. C., Supp. V, I 471a-2 . Auast 8, 194 [t.R . 3973] [Public Law 660) Merchant marine. Reemployment rights. 50 U. 8. C., Supp. V, app. i§ 1471-1475. Pot, p . 946. "Service in the mer. chant marine." Certificat