The reference to the Act of July 8, 1937, in subsecs. (a)(1), (d), and (e), is act July 8, 1937, ch. 443, 50 Stat. 478
, as amended, which was classified to section
, Territories and Insular Possessions, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 87–845
, § 26(b), Oct. 18, 1962, 76A Stat. 701.
The Canal Zone Code, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), was enacted by Pub. L. 87–845
, § 1, Oct. 18, 1962, 76A Stat. 1, redesignated the Panama Canal Code by Pub. L. 96–70
, title III, § 3303(b),Sept. 27, 1979, 93 Stat. 499
, and repealed by Pub. L. 104–201
, div. C, title XXXV, § 3549,Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2870
Section 13(a)(1) of Act July 25, 1958, referred to in subsec. (e), probably means section 13(a) ofPub. L. 85–550
, July 25, 1958, 72 Stat. 405
, as amended, which is set out as a note under section
, Government Organization and Employees.
1996—Pub. L. 104–201
, §§ 3538,
3548(c)(2), amended section catchline to read “Administration of certain disability benefits”.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–201
, § 3538, added subsec. (a) and struck out former subsec. (a) which read as follows: “The Commission, under the regulations prescribed by the President pursuant to the Act entitled ‘An Act authorizing cash relief for certain employees of the Panama Canal not coming within the provisions of the Canal Zone Retirement Act’, approved July 8, 1937, as amended (50 Stat. 478
; 68 Stat. 17
), may continue the payments of cash relief to those individual former employees of the Canal Zone Government or Panama Canal Company or their predecessor agencies not coming within the scope of the former Canal Zone Retirement Act whose services were terminated prior to October 5, 1958, because of unfitness for further useful service by reason of mental or physical disability resulting from age or disease. Subject to subsection (b) of this section, that cash relief may not exceed $1.50 per month for each year of service of the employees so furnished relief, with a maximum of $45 per month, plus the amount of any cost-of-living increases in such cash relief granted before October 1, 1979, pursuant to section
of the Canal Zone Code (as in effect on September 30, 1979), nor be paid to any employee who, at the time of termination for disability prior to October 5, 1958, had less than 10 years’ service with the Canal Zone Government, the Panama Canal Company, or their predecessor agencies on the Isthmus of Panama.”