Each surviving parent of a deceased veteran is eligible to apply for the Washington state bonus where the child died in the service and left no surviving wife or child, notwithstanding the fact that the parents have been divorced and one of the parents awarded the custody and control of the child.
1. The Governor has power to revise State Auditor's estimate of expense of administering Veterans' Bonus Act. 2. State Auditor's authority to incur expenses for the administration of the Veterans' Bonus Act is limited by the 1953 appropriation.
(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.
Auditor authorized to issue warrants for all necessary administration expenses in advance of sale of bonus bonds.
A charge may legally be made for photostating or copying documents to be used by veterans in applying for the bonus.