2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 330 - VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
330 ILCS 32/ - War on Terrorism Compensation Act.

(330 ILCS 32/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the War on Terrorism Compensation Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-76, eff. 7-24-09.)


(330 ILCS 32/5)
Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
"Armed forces of the United States" means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, the United States Reserve Forces, or the Illinois National Guard. Service in the merchant marine is not service in the armed forces for purposes of this Act.
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
(Source: P.A. 96-76, eff. 7-24-09.)


(330 ILCS 32/10)
Sec. 10. Compensation.
(a) Subject to appropriation, every person who has served on active duty with the armed forces of the United States 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 is entitled to receive compensation of $100 for such service if (i) he or she had been a resident of the State of Illinois for at least 12 months immediately preceding the time he or she entered such service, (ii) he or she is still in active service, is honorably separated or discharged from such service, has been furloughed to a reserve, or has been retired, and (iii) he or she has received the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, or the Iraq Campaign Medal.
The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly extending compensation of $100 to recipients of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal or the Iraq Campaign Medal shall be retroactive to July 24, 2009.
(b) No payment may be made under this Section to any person who, though in such service: did civilian work at civilian pay; did not serve at least 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days outside the United States or its territories; or has received from another state a bonus or compensation of like nature as provided by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-76, eff. 7-24-09; 96-902, eff. 6-1-10.)


(330 ILCS 32/15)
Sec. 15. Assignment prohibited. No right or claim to compensation under this Act may be assigned.
(Source: P.A. 96-76, eff. 7-24-09.)


(330 ILCS 32/20)
Sec. 20. Legal disability. If a person to whom compensation is payable under this Act is under a legal disability, the compensation shall be paid to the person legally vested with the care of the person under a legal disability under the laws of his or her state of residence. If no such person has been so designated for the person under a legal disability, payment shall be made to the chief officer of any hospital or institution under the supervision or control of any state or of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in which the person under a legal disability is placed, if that officer is authorized to accept moneys for the benefit of the person under a legal disability. Any payments so made shall be held or used solely for the benefit of the person under a legal disability.
As used in this Section, a person under a legal disability means a person found to be so by a court of competent jurisdiction of any state or the District of Columbia or by any adjudication officer of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)


(330 ILCS 32/25)
Sec. 25. Application to Department of Veterans' Affairs. An application for compensation under this Act must be made to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-76, eff. 7-24-09.)


(330 ILCS 32/30)
Sec. 30. Rules. The Department shall adopt rules for making payments under this Act, for ascertaining and selecting proper beneficiaries and determining the amount to which those beneficiaries are entitled, and for procedures necessary for implementing this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-76, eff. 7-24-09.)


(330 ILCS 32/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 96-76, eff. 7-24-09.)


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