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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 931-AUG. 9 , 1946 in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by the respective Secretaries, which regulations shall provide equal treatment of officers and enlisted men and shall establish to the fullest extent practicable uniform policies for the several branches of the armed forces. In the case of the leave of enlisted members or former enlisted members attributable to the period prior to the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary may in the determination of the number of calendar days of absence from duty or vacation to be counted or charged against such leave rely on such records and evidence, including applicants' sworn statements as to the material facts, as he may determine proper. All decisions by the Secretary under this section shall be final and conclusive and shall not be sub- ject to review by any court or by any officer of the United States. SEc. 5 . (a) Leave to which enlisted members of the armed forces discharged prior to September 1, 1946, and former enlisted mem- bers of the armed forces discharged prior to the date of enactment of this Act, are entitled under the provisions of section 3 of this Act shall, to the extent not taken, be settled and compensated for only in the manner provided in section 6 of this Act and if application is made to the Secretary not later than September 1, 1947 or in the case of any such member or former member whose record is corrected after the date of enactment of this Act to show discharge under honorable conditions, not later than September 1, 1947, or within one year after the date on which such record is corrected, whichever is later. (b) In any case in which a member of the armed forces on active duty on September 1, 1946 (other than a member on terminal leave on such date) has to his credit on August 31, 1946, accumulated or accrued leave aggregating in excess of sixty days, such leave in excess of sixty days shall be settled and compensated for only in the manner provided in section 6 of this Act and if application is made to the Secretary not later than September 1, 1947. (c) In no event shall the number of calendar days of leave settled and compensated for under section 6 of this Act exceed one hundred and twenty calendar days; and in no event shall the number of cal- endar days of leave so settled and compensated for, plus- (1) in the case of a member on active duty on September 1, 1946 (other than a member on terminal leave on such date), the number of calendar days of leave accumulated or standing to such member's credit on such date; or (2) in the case of a member or former member placed on terminal leave prior to September 1, 1946, the number of calendar days of such terminal leave, exceed one hundred and twenty calendar days. SEC. 6. (a) Leave by this Act provided to be settled and compensated for under this section shall be settled and compensated for as follows: (1) Settlement and compensation shall be made entirely in cash- (i) when the amount due is less than $50; (ii) in the case of any enlisted member of the armed forces discharged prior to January 1, 1943 or (iii) in any case covered by subsection (b) or (c) of this section. (2) In all other cases settlement and compensation shall be made in bonds of the United States to the highest multiple of $25 and in cash to the extent of the full amount of any difference. Any such bond issued pursuant to an application made under subsection (a) of section 5 shall be dated as of the 1st day of January the 1st day of April, the 1st day of July, or the 1st day of October, whichever next follows the date of discharge, and any such bond issued pursuant to an application 965 Finality ofdecision. Members dis- charged prior to Sept. 1, 1946, etc. Leave in exess of 60 days. Maximum oompen- satory leave. Settlement and com- pensation. Oash. U. S. bonds and cash.