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Participants in SURS benefit plans may elect to make contributions during military leave

October
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 506
In Part 1600 of Title 80, 80 Ill Adm Code 1600, the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) has added a new section. 

“Killed in the Line of Duty” classification expanded PA 093-1073

March
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 116
Effective January 18, 2005, the Line of Duty Compensation Act (820 ILCS 315) is amended to include certain revisions to sections 2 and 3, respectively.

When Johnny and Jenny come marching home

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2005
LawPulse
Page 8
Their jobs had better be awaitin' and the accompanying job rights preserved, or their employers may be guilty of violating federal law.

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 fun

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.

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