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Section 36.11

Act 152 of 1885

36.11 Veterans' facility; eligibility for admission; maintenance charges; dismissal; creation of veterans' facilities operation fund; credit of money to fund; expenditures; assignment of money to board of managers as condition of admission; expenditure of assigned money; creation of posthumous fund; expenditures.

Sec. 11.

(1) A veteran of the armed forces of the United States eligible for United States department of veterans affairs' health care or financial assistance for long-term nursing or day care may be admitted to a veterans' facility in this state that is established under this act. Nothing in this section prevents the board of managers from admitting to membership in a facility any applicant otherwise qualified, but who has adequate means of support and is not dependent upon public or private charity, provided that the applicant, as a condition of admission, pays to the board of managers in advance, or at those times as may be fixed by the board of managers, for the use and benefit of the state a sum for his or her support as the board of managers determines to be proper. The board of managers shall annually determine the per diem expense of maintenance of members in the facilities and shall require any member who has adequate means of support or sufficient property or income, to pay the board of managers in full for the expenses of maintenance. All members in the facilities shall be charged in the first instance with the maintenance, which shall be collected either in whole or in part, if the member has sufficient property or income, but otherwise the board of managers may remit the per diem charge either in whole or in part. The maintenance charges as determined by the board of managers shall be paid to the adjutant of the facilities in advance not later than the fifth day of each month. Failure to comply with a condition shall be cause for dismissal from a facility.

(2) There is created a veterans' facilities operation fund in the state treasury. Except as provided by subsection (3), money received under this section and from the veterans' administration in direct payment for services to members of the facilities established under this act shall be turned over to the state treasury and credited to the veterans' facilities operation fund. Money in the veterans' facilities operation fund shall be expended only for the operation of the facilities established under this act.

(3) The board of managers of the facilities may make a condition for admission to a facility that all applicants shall assign to the board of managers any balance of money accumulated while a member of the facility, or due to the applicant or on deposit with any bank, trust company, corporation, or with any individual, at the time of the death of the applicant. All such sums shall first be expended to pay for all residual maintenance costs attributable to the deceased individual and shall then be paid to the wife, minor children, or dependent mother or father, in the order named. If no such relative shall be found within a period of 2 years, or if no claim for the sums has been made within a period of 2 years, the balance of the money shall be paid into the posthumous fund, which is hereby created by this subsection. The posthumous fund shall be expended as prescribed by 1905 PA 313, MCL 36.61.

History: 1885, Act 152, Imd. Eff. June 5, 1885 ;-- How. 1984k ;-- Am. 1891, Act 44, Imd. Eff. Apr. 29, 1891 ;-- CL 1897, 2062 ;-- Am. 1899, Act 62, Imd. Eff. May 2, 1899 ;-- Am. 1901, Act 25, Imd. Eff. Mar. 26, 1901 ;-- Am. 1907, Ex. Sess., Act 2, Imd. Eff. Oct. 24, 1907 ;-- Am. 1915, Act 49, Eff. Aug. 24, 1915 ;-- CL 1915, 1674 ;-- Am. 1919, Act 238, Eff. Aug. 14, 1919 ;-- CL 1929, 789 ;-- Am. 1931, Act 291, Imd. Eff. June 8, 1931 ;-- Am. 1933, Act 231, Imd. Eff. July 6, 1933 ;-- Am. 1934, 1st Ex. Sess., Act 17, Imd. Eff. Mar. 28, 1934 ;-- Am. 1945, Act 94, Eff. Sept. 6, 1945 ;-- CL 1948, 36.11 ;-- Am. 1952, Act 123, Eff. Sept. 18, 1952 ;-- Am. 1958, Act 186, Eff. Sept. 13, 1958 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 391, Eff. Mar. 30, 1983 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 341, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 2010
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of the State Veterans' Facilities of Michigan and the Board of Managers from the Department of Public Health to the Department of Military Affairs, see E.R.O. No. 1991-7, compiled at MCL 36.71 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.For transfer of duties, responsibilities, and powers to provide assistance to state veterans home board of managers in administration of facilities from department of military and veterans affairs to Michigan veterans affairs agency, see E.R.O. No. 2013-2, compiled at MCL 32.92.

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