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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 103 > Aug 9 1951

(1) The existence of a proper guardian of a veteran's estate prevents the superintendent of a state mental hospital from being guardian.(2) The veterans' bonus may only be paid the court-appointed guardian.(3) Neither the superintendent of a state mental hospital nor a "custodian" under Veterans' Administration regulations may apply for the Washington bonus due an incompetent veteran.(4) Three hundred dollars of the veteran's estate is exempt from state hospitalization charges.