2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 330 - VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
330 ILCS 70/ - Records for Veterans Administration Act.

(330 ILCS 70/0.01) (from Ch. 116, par. 28.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Records for Veterans Administration Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(330 ILCS 70/1) (from Ch. 116, par. 29)
Sec. 1. Whenever a copy of any public record is required by the United States Veterans Administration to be used in determining the eligibility of any person to participate in benefits made available by such administration, the official charged with the custody of such public records shall, without charge, provide the applicant for such benefits, or his or her agent, or a duly identified service officer of any organization of veterans, or the representative of the United States Veterans Administration, with a certified copy of such record. Such copies shall also be furnished, without charge, to the guardian of the estate of any person under legal disability entitled to the payment of benefits from the United States Veterans Administration.
(Source: P.A. 83-706.)


(330 ILCS 70/2) (from Ch. 116, par. 30)
Sec. 2. Whenever a copy of any public record is required by any accredited Veterans Organization, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Veterans Administration, the Veteran or his dependent in connection with a claim for benefits, the official charged with the custody of such public record shall without charge provide accredited Veterans Organization, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Veterans Administration, the Veteran or his dependent, with a certified copy of the requested record.
The request for the copy of the record must be in writing with a statement, signed by an authorized official of the accredited veterans organization, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Veterans Administration, the Veteran or his dependent, to the effect that the requested document is to be used in obtaining benefits and, if the copy of the record is to be mailed, must be accompanied by sufficient postage to pay the cost of mailing. When the request is made as provided in this section and, if mailing is necessary, is accompanied by sufficient postage, the furnishing of the certified copy of the record is mandatory upon the official charged with its custody, and shall not be subject to the approval or sanction of any other person, agency, or body politic or corporate whether federal, state or municipal.
(Source: P.A. 85-169.)


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