2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 330 - VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
330 ILCS 65/ - Housing for Veterans with Disabilities Act.

(330 ILCS 65/0.01) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.90)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Housing for Veterans with Disabilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)


(330 ILCS 65/1) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 58)
Sec. 1. Any veteran of the military or naval service of the United States who was a resident of this State at the time he entered such service and who has been approved by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs for assistance under Chapter 21 of Title 38, United States Code, as now or hereafter amended, shall be entitled to receive assistance under this Act for the purpose of acquiring within this State or without this State, where due to service-connected disabilities and upon the advice or recommendation of a duly recognized physician of the Veterans Administration in order to protect the health of the veteran, such veteran cannot reside in this State, a suitable dwelling unit with special fixtures or movable facilities made necessary by the veteran's permanent and total service-connected disability.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 650.)


(330 ILCS 65/2) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 59)
Sec. 2. The assistance granted shall be in the form of a single lump-sum payment to the veteran in the following amount, but shall in no event exceed the sum of $15,000:
(a) Where the veteran elects to construct a housing unit on land to be acquired by him or acquired after his application for federal assistance, the amount of State assistance shall be 25% of the total cost of the housing unit and the necessary land upon which it is to be located.
(b) Where the veteran elects to construct a housing unit on land acquired by him prior to his application for federal assistance, the amount of State assistance shall be 25% of the total cost of the housing unit and the land necessary for such housing unit; but if the federal government pays 50% of the total cost of the housing unit plus the full amount of the unpaid balance, if any, of the cost to the veteran of the land necessary for such housing unit, or if there is no such unpaid balance remaining, then the amount of State assistance shall be 25% of the total cost of the housing unit only.
(c) Where the veteran elects to remodel a dwelling, which is not adapted to the requirements of his disability, acquired by him prior to his application for federal assistance, the amount of State assistance shall be 25% of the cost of such remodeling, plus 25% of the cost of the dwelling and the necessary land upon which it is situated; but if the federal government pays 50% of the cost of remodeling plus the full amount of the unpaid balance, if any, of the cost of such dwelling and the necessary land upon which it is situated, or if there is no such unpaid balance remaining, then the amount of State assistance shall be 25% of the cost of remodeling only.
(d) Where the veteran has acquired a suitable housing unit, the amount of State assistance shall be 25% of the cost of such housing unit and the necessary land upon which it is located; but if the federal government pays the full amount of the unpaid balance, if any, of the cost of such housing unit and the necessary land upon which it is situated, or if there is no such unpaid balance remaining, no State assistance shall be granted.
(Source: P.A. 91-216, eff. 1-1-00.)


(330 ILCS 65/2.1) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 59.1)
Sec. 2.1. (a) The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs shall provide assistance to a veteran who is eligible for and has been approved by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs for the grant authorized under Section 801(b) of Title 38 of The United States Code for remodeling a dwelling, which is not adapted to the requirements of the veteran's disability, and which was acquired by him prior to his application for federal assistance.
(b) The amount of State assistance provided to a veteran under subsection (a) of this Section shall be equal to the lesser of (1) the difference between the total cost of remodeling and the amount of assistance provided by the federal government under Title 38, Section 801(b) of the United States Code or (2) $3,000. However, if the amount of the federal assistance is at least equal to the total cost of remodeling the dwelling, then no State assistance shall be granted under this Section.
(c) A veteran eligible for assistance under subsection (a) of this Section shall not by reason of such eligibility be denied benefits for which such veteran becomes eligible under Section 2 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-216, eff. 1-1-00.)


(330 ILCS 65/3) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 60)
Sec. 3. Application for assistance under this Act shall be made by the veteran to the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and shall be accompanied by satisfactory evidence that the veteran has been approved by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs for assistance in acquiring a suitable dwelling unit or in remodeling a dwelling not adapted to the requirements of his disability. The application shall contain such information as will enable the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs to determine the amount of assistance to which the veteran is entitled. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs shall adopt general rules for determining the question of whether an applicant was a resident of this State at the time he entered the service, and shall prescribe by rule the nature of the proof to be submitted to establish the fact of residence. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs shall adopt guidelines for determining types of remodeling and adaptations which are reasonably necessary because of a veteran's disability, for a veteran eligible for assistance under Section 2.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-894.)


(330 ILCS 65/4) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 61)
Sec. 4. The State of Illinois shall have no liability in connection with any housing unit, or necessary land therefor, for which assistance is granted under this Act.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 1481.)


(330 ILCS 65/6) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 61a)
Sec. 6. If a veteran dies leaving a widow or widower or a minor child or both after an assistance grant has been approved by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs under this Act but before payment thereof, then in case there is an unpaid balance remaining for the construction or remodeling of or for necessary land for such housing unit the payment of such assistance grant shall be made to the executor or administrator of the estate of the deceased veteran; in case there is no such unpaid balance then such payment shall be made to the widow or widower, or if there is no widow or widower, then to the minor child or children, if any, of the deceased veteran.
A grant paid under this Section is not subject to any claim of a creditor of the decedent except the mortgagee of the property for which the grant is made.
(Source: P.A. 80-1156.)


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