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Articles on Military and Veterans

Illinois Military Family Relief Fund Act Implemented January 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Department of Military Affairs, pursuant to its authority under the Illinois Military Code, has adopted new regulations to provide monetary grants to families of Illinois National Guard members and Illinois residents serving in the Reserve components after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Marital settlement agreement awarding a percentage of a military pension does not entitle a spouse to receive a portion of disability benefits received in lieu of retirement pay; the additional amount owed per the agreement must be paid from alternate funds October 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 492 On July 11, 2003, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, affirmed in part and reversed in part orders of the Circuit Court of Du Page County awarding the former wife to a portion of her former husband's military pension and disability benefits.
Coming Home: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Job Reinstatement Rights By Joanna G. DuPriest August 2003 Article, Page 407 A guide to state and federal job-reinstatement laws.
Governor signs legislation to assist military families P.A. 92-0886 April 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 168 Gov. Blagojevich recently signed legislation that would provide relief to the families of Guard members and reservists who face increased financial burdens when a wage-earner is called up for duty.
Eligibility for admission to veterans homes expanded January 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs has amended 95 Ill Adm Code 107 to include former members of the National Guard or Reserve Forces of the United States among those eligible for admission into an Illinois Veterans Home.
Veterans home charges September 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On June 29, 2001, the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs adopted amendments to section 108 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Soldiers, Sailors and the Law: A Civilian Lawyer’s Guide By Lt. Colin A. Kisor and Lt. John Fojut June 2001 Article, Page 302 Representing a soldier? Suing one? Read this practical guide to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act.