2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 330 - VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
330 ILCS 105/ - Children of Deceased Veterans Act.
(330 ILCS 105/0.01) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 25.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Children of Deceased Veterans Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
(330 ILCS 105/1) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 26)
Sec. 1. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs shall provide, insofar as moneys are appropriated for those purposes, for matriculation and tuition fees, board, room rent, books and supplies for the use and benefit of children, not under 10 and not over 18 years of age, except extension of time may be granted for a child to complete high school but in no event beyond the 19th birthday who have for 12 months immediately preceding their application for these benefits had their domicile in the State of Illinois, of World War I veterans who were killed in action or who died between April 6, 1917, and July 2, 1921, and of World War II veterans who were killed in action or died after December 6, 1941, and on or before December 31, 1946, and of Korean conflict veterans who were killed in action or died between June 27, 1950 and January 31, 1955, and of Vietnam conflict veterans who were killed in action or died between January 1, 1961 and May 7, 1975, as a result of service in the Armed Forces of the United States or from other causes of World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict or the Vietnam conflict, who died, whether before or after the cessation of hostilities, from service-connected disability, and of any veterans who died during the induction periods specified below or died of a service-connected disability incurred during such induction periods, such periods to be those beginning September 16, 1940, and ending December 6, 1941, and beginning January 1, 1947 and ending June 26, 1950 and the period beginning February 1, 1955, and ending on the day before the first day thereafter on which individuals (other than individuals liable for induction by reason of prior deferment) are no longer liable for induction for training and service into the Armed Forces under the Universal Military Training and Service Act, and beginning January 1, 1961 and ending May 7, 1975 and of any veterans who are persons with a total and permanent disability as a result of a service-connected disability (or who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence); which children are attending or may attend a state or private educational institution of elementary or high school grade or a business college, vocational training school, or other educational institution in this State where courses of instruction are provided in subjects which would tend to enable such children to engage in any useful trade, occupation or profession. As used in this Act "service-connected" means, with respect to disability or death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in the performance of active duty or active duty for training in the military services. Such children shall be admitted to state educational institutions free of tuition. No more than $250.00 may be paid under this Act for any one child for any one school year.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)
(330 ILCS 105/2) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 27)
Sec. 2. The amounts that become due to any educational or training institution, or any child under this Act, not in excess of the amount specified in Section 1 of this Act, shall be payable to such institution or school or child or, if such child is a minor, to his parent or guardian on vouchers approved by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs. Such Department shall determine the eligibility of the children who make application for the benefits provided for in this Act; satisfy itself of the attendance of such children at any such institution or school and of the accuracy and reasonableness of the charge or charges submitted, on account of the attendance thereat of any such children.
(Source: P.A. 85-1440.)
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