Relief Fund Example 2
Example: If there were left two orphans, six and ten years of age, respectively, there would be a total of sixteen years of dependency (ten years of dependency in one case and six years in the other). For each of the sixteen years of dependency, a rate of $144 per year would be allowed. In other words, it would take $2,304 to rear these two children to a self-supporting age. If the children had no estate, such as insurance from parents or real estate, this total sum would be tentatively set aside to be increased or decreased, according to the judgement of the Advisory Committee when the facts of the case were scrutinized. If, however, the children had an estate of $1,000 and all funeral expenses had been paid, they would be allowed on the scale only $1,304. The Advisory Committee would then use this figure as the basis from which to depart in deciding the exact sum that should be given to the children.
Source: Final Report, Eastland Disaster Relief Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Red Cross, 1918.
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