Order books and Treasurers' Accounts
The Order Books of the Quarter Sessions and the Accounts of County Treasurers listed the recipients of military welfare usually giving their name, the amount received and the date of payment. Sometimes the recipient’s home locality was also noted.
Civil War Petitions contains the records of these payments. Some received regular pensions every quarter, but others were given a one off payment or gratuity and ordered never to return.
Try searching for how many single payments a particular individual received. Compare how much was awarded to maimed soldiers against the average payments given to war widows in a particular county. See how the size of payments awarded fluctuated over time and in response to demand and political circumstances.