PUBLIC LAWS-CIH. 475-AUG. 4 , 1947 [CHAPTER 475] AN ACT To amend the Armed Forces Leave Act of 1946, approved August 9, 1946 (Public Law 704, Seventy-ninth Congress, second session, 60 Stat. 963), and for other purposes. 60 Stat. 96 37U.S.C Compenss Enlisted i Warrant missioned ofl Absence oi of sickness, I Aug. 31, 1946 Other leave August 4, 1947 [H. R . 3501] [Public Law 350] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 4 of the 33. Armed Forces Leave Act of 1946 is hereby amended to read as follows: tble leave. "SEC. 4 . (a) Leave to be settled and compensated for under section 6 of this Act shall be compensable as follows: nembers. (1) In the case of leave accumulated as an enlisted member of the armed forces, on the basis of the base and longevity pay applicable to such member on the date of his discharge from enlisted service if discharged before August 31, 1946, or on August 31, 1946, if not so discharged, and an allowance computed at the rate of 70 cents a day for subsistence, plus, in the case of enlisted members of the first three grades with dependents on August 31, 1946, or former enlisted members of the first three grades with dependents at the time of discharge if prior to such date, an allowance computed at the rate of $1.25 a day for quarters. racrsm- "(2) In the case of leave accumulated or accrued as a member of the armed forces as a warrant or commissioned officer, on the basis of the base and longevity pay and allowances applicable to such member on August 31, 1946. account A6 c., after (b) After August 31, 1946, members of the armed forces when absent on account of sickness or wounds, or when directed by the Secretary to be absent from duty to await orders pending action on disability retirement proceedings for any period in excess of the number of days' leave authorized by this Act, shall receive the same pay and allowances they would receive if not so absent; when absent with leave for other causes, members shall be entitled during such absence not exceeding the aggregate number of days' leave author- ized by this Act to the same pay and allowances they would receive if not on leave and to any additional allowance or allowances other- wise provided by law for members while on leave. When the Secre- tary authorizes members to be absent in excess of the number of days' leave authorized by this Act, they shall not be entitled to any without pay or allowances during such absence. When absent without leave or absent over leave, they shall forfeit all pay and allowances during such absence, unless such absence is excused as unavoidable. The Secretary of War may authorize persons who have accepted appoint- ments as commissioned officers of the Regular Army pursuant to the 5- Pprovisions of the Act of December 28, 1945 (Public Law 281, Seventy- , 552. ninth Congress), as amended, to be absent from duty to await orders assigning them to their initial-duty stations and during such absence they shall receive the same pay and allowances they would receive if not so absent. Augds. (c) Any member of the armed forces discharged after August 31, 1946, having unused accrued leave standing to his credit at time of discharge shall be compensated for such unused leave in cash on the basis of the base and longevity pay, and allowances, applicable to such member on the date of discharge including for enlisted persons the allowances as provided for such enlisted persons in subsection om ash (a) of this section: Provided, That no cash settlement shall be made to any member (1) discharged for the purpose of accepting a commis- sion or warrant or entering into an enlistment in his respective branch Absence leave, etc. 59 Stat. 663 10U.S.C 505d, 481, 552c Ante, p. 95. Member charged after 1946. Exclusion fr settlement. [61 STAT.