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92_HB0854enr HB0854 Enrolled LRB9207068REks 1 AN ACT concerning veterans homes. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Department of Veterans Affairs Act is 5 amended by changing Section 2.01 as follows: 6 (20 ILCS 2805/2.01) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 67.01) 7 Sec. 2.01. Any honorably discharged veteran is entitled 8 to admission to an Illinois Veterans Home, if the applicant: 9 (a) (1) Has served in the armed forces of the United 10 States at least 1 day in the Spanish American War, World War 11 I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Viet Nam Campaign, 12 or the Persian Gulf Conflict between the dates recognized by 13 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or between any other 14 present or future dates recognized by the U.S. Department of 15 Veterans Affairs as a war period, or has served in a hostile 16 fire environment and has been awarded a campaign or 17 expeditionary medal signifying his or her service, for 18 purposes of eligibility for domiciliary or nursing home care; 19 or 20 (2) Has (i) served on active duty in the armed forces 21 for one year for purposes of eligibility for domiciliary care 22 only or (ii) served in the National Guard or Reserve Forces 23 of the United States and completed 20 years of satisfactory 24 service, is otherwise eligible to receive reserve or active 25 duty retirement benefits, and has been an Illinois resident 26 for at least one year before applying for admission for 27 purposes of eligibility for domiciliary care only; and 28 (b) Has service accredited to the State of Illinois or 29 has been a resident of this State for one year immediately 30 preceding the date of application; and 31 (c) For admission to the Illinois Veterans Homes at Anna HB0854 Enrolled -2- LRB9207068REks 1 and Quincy, is disabled by disease, wounds, or otherwise and 2 because of the disability is incapable of earning a living; 3 or 4 (d) For admission to the Illinois Veterans Homes at 5 LaSalle and Manteno and for admission to the John Joseph 6 Kelly Veteran's Home, is disabled by disease, wounds, or 7 otherwise and, for purposes of eligibility for nursing home 8 care, requires nursing care because of the disability. 9 (Source: P.A. 91-634, eff. 8-19-99.) 10 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 11 January 1, 2002.
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