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Section 35.602

Act 9 of 1946 (1st Ex. Sess.)

***** 35.602 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 20, 2016: See 35.602.amended *****

35.602 “Michigan veteran” defined; eligibility for benefits; period constituting World War II; validation of prior grants.

Sec. 2.

For the purposes of the administration of this act, a Michigan veteran as defined by Act No. 190 of the Public Acts of l965, as amended, shall be deemed to be a person, male or female, whose legal residence immediately prior to entering the service was in Michigan, who entered upon or was in active service in the armed forces of the United States, at any time for at least 180 days from and after the date as defined by Act No. 190 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, being sections 35.61 and 35.62 of the Michigan Compiled Laws or Vietnam era, as determined for the purposes of administration of this act, whether by induction, enlistment, commission, warrant, or otherwise, and who has been honorably discharged, retired, or separated therefrom, or who has reverted to an inactive status therefrom under honorable conditions. However, former members of the women's auxiliary army corps who refused to accept transfer to or induction into the women's army corps shall not be deemed to be veterans within the meaning of this definition. A veteran who did not have legal residence in Michigan immediately prior to entering the military service may become eligible to benefits administered under this act after having established a legal residence in Michigan. A veteran whose legal residence was in Michigan prior to entering military service will lose his rights under this act by leaving this state for a period of time exceeding 2 years. A person who shall have been separated for reason of physical or mental disability incurred in the line of duty prior to the completion of 180 days' service shall be considered a veteran for the purpose of the administration of this act. World War II shall be deemed to be that period from and after August 27, 1940, to the inclusive date of June 30, 1946. Grants made to eligible Michigan veterans between June 30, 1946, and the effective date of this act are declared valid. A person otherwise qualified with at least 90 days of service during World War I, Spanish American War or Mexican Wars, as defined in Act No. 190 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, shall be deemed a veteran for the purposes of this act.

History: 1946, 1st Ex. Sess., Act 9, Imd. Eff. Feb. 25, 1946 ;-- CL 1948, 35.602 ;-- Am. 1949, Act 306, Eff. Sept. 23, 1949 ;-- Am. 1951, Act 123, Imd. Eff. June 1, 1951 ;-- Am. 1960, Act 102, Eff. Aug. 17, 1960 ;-- Am. 1968, Act 349, Imd. Eff. July 30, 1968 ;-- Am. 1969, Act 51, Imd. Eff. July 21, 1969 ;-- Am. 1975, Act 226, Imd. Eff. Aug. 27, 1975
Popular Name: Veterans' Trust Fund Act

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