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LONDON, April 4. The Press Bureau states that the Pensions Ministry announces that the Government has now recognised its obligation to : assist from the State funds demobilised officers and men who joined the forces after the outbreak of war. in order that they may be-enabled to re-start in business. The assistance will be either given in periodical payments to meet current obligations, like rent, insurance premiums, school fees, and mortgage obligations, or in a lump sum for the purchase of stock-in-trade, shop fittings, etc.

Officers and men of British nationality ordinarily domiciled overseas, but servin_ in the United Kingdom Forces, are eligible for the Home Government's facilities for higher education in the universities, or under the Board of Agriculture. A limited number ordinarily domiciled in the United Kingdom will be assisted to courses 'in the Dominions oversea. The Board of Education's portion of the scheme, enables Qualified oversea ex-service officers and. men to pursue n course to university standard in the United Kingdom, while others ordinarily domiciled in the United Kingdom will be. assisted to undertake studies in oversea universities, or, in exceptional cases, ,in foreign universities.

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ASSISTANCE TO SOLDIERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919

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ASSISTANCE TO SOLDIERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919

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