2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 330 - VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
330 ILCS 100/ - Survivors Compensation Act.

(330 ILCS 100/0.01) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.80)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Survivors Compensation Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(330 ILCS 100/1) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.81)
Sec. 1. Definitions. As used in this Act:
(1) "Hostile action" means armed aggression, bombings, terrorist attacks and other acts of violence or terrorism resulting in death.
(2) "Unfriendly forces" means those military or political organizations, groups or factions engaging in hostile actions or activities aimed against the United States and its allies.
(3) "Wartime period" means the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Viet Nam Campaign and the period beginning on the date of any future declaration of war by Congress and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of the Congress.
(Source: P.A. 85-170.)


(330 ILCS 100/2) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.82)
Sec. 2. Persons entitled to compensation. The widow or widower, child or children, mother, father, persons standing in loco parentis, brothers and sisters, in the order named, of any deceased person if (a) that person was a resident of Illinois for at least 12 months immediately preceding entry into military service and (b) that person's death was service connected as a result of hostile action with unfriendly forces during a period which has not been recognized by award of a U.S. campaign or service medal, shall be paid $1,000. Where a preceding beneficiary fails to file a claim of compensation after the official notice of death, the Department of Veterans' Affairs may accept applications from succeeding beneficiaries and such beneficiaries may then proceed to qualify upon submission of satisfactory proof of eligibility.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)


(330 ILCS 100/3) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.83)
Sec. 3. Applications. Any application for compensation under this Act shall be made to the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs on the form provided.
(Source: P.A. 85-170.)


(330 ILCS 100/4)
Sec. 4. Compensation in connection with deceased veterans of the Global War on Terrorism.
(a) The widow or widower, child or children, mother, father, persons standing in loco parentis, brothers and sisters, in the order named, of any deceased person if (i) that person was a resident of Illinois for at least 12 months immediately preceding entry into military service and (ii) that person's death was service-connected as a result of hostile action on or after September 11, 2001 and prior to such time as Congress declares such persons ineligible for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal or the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal shall be paid $3,000.
(b) If a preceding beneficiary fails to file a claim of compensation after the official notice of death, the Department of Veterans' Affairs may accept applications from succeeding beneficiaries, and such beneficiaries may then proceed to qualify upon submission of satisfactory proof of eligibility.
(c) No right or claim to compensation under this Section may be assigned.
(d) The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs has complete charge and control of the general scheme of payments authorized by this Section and shall adopt general rules for the making of those payments, for the ascertainment and selection of proper beneficiaries and the amount to which those beneficiaries are entitled, and for procedure.
(e) If the person to whom compensation is payable under this Section is under legal disability, the compensation shall be paid to the person legally vested with the care of the legally disabled person under the laws of his or her 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 the legally disabled person is placed, if the 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. 93-976, eff. 8-20-04.)


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