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330 ILCS 45/2

    (330 ILCS 45/2) (from Ch. 23, par. 3082)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-732)
    Sec. 2. For the assistance of military veterans, who served in the Armed Forces of the United States, whose last discharge from the service was honorable to be eligible for assistance, their families, and the families of deceased veterans with service as described in this Section who need assistance. The supervisor of general assistance or the county board shall provide such sums of money as may be just and necessary to be drawn by the commander, quartermaster or commandant of any post, ship, camp, chapter or detachment of any congressionally chartered or state chartered veterans organization, in the city or town, or the superintendent of any Veterans' Assistance Commission of the county, upon the recommendation of the assistance committee of the post, ship, camp, chapter or Veterans' Assistance Commission. If any supervisor of general assistance or county board fails or refuses after such recommendation to provide any just and necessary sums of money for such assistance, then the commander, post, chapter, or detachment or the superintendent of any Veterans' Assistance Commission located in the district of such supervisor of general assistance or such county board shall apply to the circuit court of the district or county for relief by mandamus upon the supervisor of general assistance or county board requiring him, her or it to pay, or to appropriate and pay such sums of money, and upon proof made of the justice and necessity of the claim, the circuit court shall grant such assistance. Such sums of money shall be drawn in the manner now provided by law for the assistance of the poor. Orders of commanders, quartermasters, commandants or superintendents of Veterans' Assistance Commissions shall be proper vouchers for the expenditure of such sums of money.
(Source: P.A. 87-796.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-732)
    Sec. 2. For the just, necessary, and needed assistance and services of military veterans, who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and whose last discharge from the service was honorable or general under honorable conditions to be eligible for assistance, their families, and the families of deceased veterans with service as described in this Section who need assistance and services.
        (1) The supervisor of general assistance or the
    
county board shall provide such sums of money as may be just and necessary to be drawn by the commander, quartermaster or commandant of any veterans service organization, in the city or town, or the superintendent of any Veterans' Assistance Commission of the county, upon the recommendation of the assistance committee of that veterans service organization or Veterans' Assistance Commission.
            (A) Funding for Veterans Assistance Commissions
        
may be derived from 3 sources, if applicable:
                (i) a tax levied under Section 5-2006 of the
            
Counties Code and Section 12-21.13 of the Illinois Public Aid Code;
                (ii) funds from the county general corporate
            
fund; and
                (iii) State funds from the Department of
            
Human Services.
            (B) The minimum amount to be provided annually to
        
Veterans Assistance Commissions is provided in Section 12-21.13 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, unless the delegates of the County Veterans Assistance Commission determine that a lesser amount covers the just and necessary sums.
        (2) If any supervisor of general assistance or
    
county board fails or refuses after such recommendation to provide just and necessary sums of money for such assistance, then the veteran service organization or the superintendent of any Veterans' Assistance Commission located in the district of such supervisor of general assistance or such county board shall apply to the circuit court of the district or county for relief by mandamus upon the supervisor of general assistance or county board requiring him, her or it to pay, or to appropriate and pay such sums of money, and upon proof made of the justice and necessity of the claim, the circuit court shall grant the sums so requested.
        (3) Such sums of money shall be drawn in the manner
    
now provided under Section 5-2006 of the Counties Code and Section 12-21.13 of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Orders of commanders, quartermasters, commandants, or superintendents of those veterans service organizations or those Veterans' Assistance Commissions shall be proper warrants for the expenditure of such sums of money.
(Source: P.A. 102-732, eff. 1-1-23.)