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Imagine that. A pension that began 155 years ago paid out by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs finally stopped in 2020. Mose Triplett married very late in life, to a woman 50 years his junior. Irene was born in 1930. Both she and her mother suffered from mental incapacities, so they qualified for government assistance. Mose died in 1938. Irene and her mother reportedly had few advantages in life, and lived in the Wilkes County Poor House for many years. Irene’s mother died in the late sixties, and Irene continued to receive assistance—and her daddy’s Civil War pension—for another 50-plus years.
originally posted by: SolAquarius
Maybe she saw whats going on all across the nation and was like. 'I have already lived through one civil war I don't need to go through a second one. I'm outta here."
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: ketsuko
That just goes to show how stupid pensions really are. 155 years.
You should never be paying somebody to not work for you.
It’s a huge pending problem for lots of cities and states.