MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF FUND ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 363 of 2004
As used in this act:
(a) "Department" means the department of military and veterans affairs.
(b) "Family" or "families" means the military dependents as determined by the qualified individual's branch of service.
(c) "Fund" means the military family relief fund created in section 3.
(d) "Need" means an unforeseen situation that causes a temporary or short-term financial emergency or hardship that a grant under this act will resolve and for which an applicant can demonstrate the ability to meet expenses in the future.
(e) "Qualified individual" means an individual who meets all of the following criteria:
(i) The individual is or was a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces or the United State coast guard based in this state or is a resident of this state serving in a reserve component of the United States armed forces or the United States coast guard based in another state and is called to active duty by the president of the United States or the United States secretary of defense as a result of national response to September 11, 2001 or as a response to a national emergency declared by the president of the United States and for which funds are being spent by the federal government.
(ii) The individual's family can document the need for financial assistance for clothing, food, housing, utilities, medical services or prescriptions, insurance payments, vehicle payments, or other related necessities of daily living in either of the following situations:
(A) The need occurred after a unit received an alert order for active federal service or within 6 months after a unit returned from active federal service.
(B) The need occurred because the individual has incurred a line of duty injury or illness.
(f) "Reserve components of the United States armed forces" means all of the following:
(i) The army national guard of the United States.
(ii) The army, naval, marine corps, air force, and coast guard reserves.
(iii) The air national guard of the United States.
(g) "Unit" means a mobilized unit in which the qualified individual is in active federal service.
History: 2004, Act 363, Imd. Eff. Oct. 6, 2004
Am. 2014, Act 62, Imd. Eff. Mar. 27, 2014
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