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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.- CH. 691-OCT. 14 , 1949 BASIC BENEFIT FOR TOTAL DISABILITY SEC. 102. Section 3 of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, as amended (5 U. S . C ., 1946 edition, sec. 753), is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEC. 3. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, if the disability is total the United States shall pay to the disabled employee during such disability a monthly monetary compensation equal to 6623 per centum of his monthly pay, which shall be known as his basic compensation for total disability. "(b) Loss, or loss of use, of both hands, or both arms, or both feet, or both legs, or both eyes or the sight thereof, shall, prima facie, constitute permanent total disability." BASIC BENEFIT FOR PARTIAL DISABILITY 855 39 Stat. 743 . SEC. 103. (a) Section 4 of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, as amended (5 U. S . C., 1946 edition, sec. 754), is further amended 3 t t to read as follows: "SEC. 4. (a) (1) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, if the disability is partial the United States shall pay to the disabled employee during such disability a monthly monetary compensation equal to 66% per centum of the difference between his monthly pay and his monthly wage-earning capacity after the beginning of such partial disability, which shall be known as his basic compensation for partial disability. "(2) The Administrator may require a partially disabled employee Affdaitor to make an affidavit or other report, in such manner and at such times as the Administrator may specify as to his earnings, whether from employment or self-employment. In such affidavit or other report the employee shall include the value of housing, board, lodging, and other advantages which are part of his remuneration for employment or are earnings in self-employment and which can be estimated in money. If such individual, when required, fails to make such affi- pForeiturgh davit or other report, or if in such affidavit or report the employee knowingly omits or understates any part of such earnings or remu- neration, he shall forfeit his right to compensation with respect to any period for which such report was required to be made, and such compensation, if already paid, shall be recovered by deducting the amount thereof from the compensation payable to him or otherwise recovered in accordance with section 38, unless such recovery is waived P. . pursuant to such section. Rea "(b) If a partially disabled employee refuses to seek suitable work ,ork t. or refuses or neglects to work after suitable work is offered to, pro- cured by, or secured for him, he shall not be entitled to any compensation." (b) Section 39 of such Act (5 U. S . C., 1946 edition, sec. 789), is 39B t t s74 amended by inserting, after "affidavit" the words "or report". SCHEDULED DISABILITIES SEC. 104. Section 5 of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, as amended (5 U. S . C ., 1946 edition, sec. 755), is amended to read 39taS74 as follows: "SEC. 5 . (a) In any case of permanent disability which involves solely the loss, or loss of use, of a member or function of the body, or involves disfigurement, as provided in the following schedule, basic compensa- tion for such disability shall, in addition to compensation for any temporary total or temporary partial disability, be payable to the disabled employee for the period specified in such schedule at the rate report of com- t. o seek