(330 ILCS 30/3)
(from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.53)
The widow or widower, child or children, mother, father, person standing
in loco parentis, brothers and sisters, in the order named, of any deceased
person shall be paid the compensation to which the deceased person would be
entitled under Section 2 of this Act. Where such deceased person would have
qualified for compensation under Section 2 except for his death and his
death was connected with such service and resulted from such service during
the time period specified in Section 2, his survivors, in the order named
in this Section, shall be paid $1000.
Where a preceding beneficiary fails to file a claim for compensation
after the official notice of death the Department of Veterans' Affairs may
proceed to process applications from succeeding beneficiaries, and such
beneficiaries may then proceed to qualify upon submission of satisfactory
proof of eligibility.
(Source: P.A. 100-143, eff. 1-1-18