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VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
(330 ILCS 30/) Viet Nam Veterans Compensation Act.

330 ILCS 30/1

    (330 ILCS 30/1) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.51)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Viet Nam Veterans Compensation Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3131.)

330 ILCS 30/2

    (330 ILCS 30/2) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.52)
    Sec. 2. Every person who has served on active duty with the armed forces of the United States on or after January 1, 1961 and prior to such time as Congress declares such persons ineligible for the Viet Nam Service Medal is entitled to receive compensation of $100 for such service if (a) he had been a resident of the State of Illinois for at least 12 months immediately preceding the time he entered such service, (b) he is still in active service, is honorably separated or discharged from such service, has been furloughed to a reserve or has been retired, and (c) he has received the Viet Nam Service Medal. Service in the merchant marine is not service in the armed forces for purposes of this Act.
    No payment may be made under this Section to any person who, though in such service, did civilian work at civilian pay or who has received from another State a bonus or compensation of like nature so provided by this Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3131.)

330 ILCS 30/3

    (330 ILCS 30/3) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.53)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-143)
    Sec. 3.
    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 Illinois Veterans' Commission 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. 78-295.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-143)
    Sec. 3. 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.)

330 ILCS 30/4

    (330 ILCS 30/4) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.54)
    Sec. 4. No right or claim to compensation under this Act may be assigned.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3131.)

330 ILCS 30/5

    (330 ILCS 30/5) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.55)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-143)
    Sec. 5. The Illinois Veterans' Commission has complete charge and control of the general scheme of payments authorized by this Act and shall adopt general rules for the making of such payments, the ascertainment and selection of proper beneficiaries and the amount to which such beneficiaries are entitled, and for procedure.
    If the person to whom compensation is payable under this Act is under legal disability, it shall be paid to the person legally vested with the care of such legally disabled person under the laws of his State of residence. If no such person has been so designated for the legally disabled person, payment shall be made to the chief officer of any hospital or institution under the supervision or control of any State or of the Veterans Administration of the United States in which such legally disabled person is placed, if such officer is authorized to accept moneys for the benefit of the incompetent. Any payments so made shall be held or used solely for the benefit of the legally disabled person.
    As used in this Section, a person under legal disability means any person found to be so disabled by a court of competent jurisdiction of any State or the District of Columbia or by any adjudication officer of the Veterans Administration of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 83-706.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-143)
    Sec. 5. The Department of Veterans' Affairs has complete charge and control of the general scheme of payments authorized by this Act and shall adopt general rules for the making of such payments, the ascertainment and selection of proper beneficiaries and the amount to which such beneficiaries are entitled, and for procedure.
    If the person to whom compensation is payable under this Act is under legal disability, it shall be paid to the person legally vested with the care of such legally disabled person under the laws of his State of residence. If no such person has been so designated for the legally disabled person, payment shall be made to the chief officer of any hospital or institution under the supervision or control of any State or of the Veterans Administration of the United States in which such legally disabled person is placed, if such officer is authorized to accept moneys for the benefit of the incompetent. Any payments so made shall be held or used solely for the benefit of the legally disabled person.
    As used in this Section, a person under legal disability means any person found to be so disabled by a court of competent jurisdiction of any State or the District of Columbia or by any adjudication officer of the Veterans Administration of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 100-143, eff. 1-1-18.)

330 ILCS 30/6

    (330 ILCS 30/6) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.56)
    Sec. 6. Any application for compensation under this Act must be made to the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
(Source: P.A. 80-244.)