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 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
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 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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