2019 Indiana Code
Title 10. Public Safety
Article 17. Veterans' Affairs
Chapter 10. Veterans' Burial Allowance
10-17-10-1. Qualification for allowance

Universal Citation: IN Code § 10-17-10-1 (2019)
IC 10-17-10-1 Qualification for allowance

Sec. 1. If:

(1) a person:

(A) has served as a member of the armed forces of the United States as a soldier, sailor, or marine in the army, air force, or navy of the United States or as a member of the women's components of the army, air force, or navy of the United States, is a resident of Indiana, and dies while a member of the armed forces and before discharge from the armed forces or after receiving an honorable discharge from the armed forces; or

(B) is the spouse or surviving spouse of a person described in clause (A) and is a resident of Indiana; and

(2) a claim is filed for a burial allowance:

(A) by an interested person with the board of commissioners of the county of the residence of the deceased person; and

(B) stating the fact:

(i) of the service, death, and discharge if discharged from service before death; and

(ii) that the body has been buried in a decent and respectable manner in a cemetery or burial ground;

the board of commissioners shall hear and determine the claim like other claims and, if the facts averred are found to be true, shall allow the claim in an amount set by ordinance. However, the amount of the allowance may not be more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).

[Pre-2003 Recodification Citation: 10-5-3-1(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.97-2004, SEC.43.

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