MCL - Section 35.977

Act 8 of 1955

35.977 Korean veterans' military pay fund; creation; payment procedure; nonassignability of claims; rejection of claim; notice; appeal.

Sec. 7.

    (1) Upon submission to the adjutant general of satisfactory proof that the applicant is entitled to payment under this act, the adjutant general shall compute the amount of payment due the applicant, make a record of the payment, and transmit the claim for payment directly to the state treasurer for payment upon the form as the state treasurer shall prescribe. Payment shall be made from the Korean veterans' military pay fund of 1955, which is hereby created as a special fund in the state treasury to consist of all money received from the issuance and sale of bonds pursuant to former section 26 of article 10 of the constitution of 1908, and under section 13 of schedule and temporary provision of the state constitution of 1963, and which money is hereby appropriated for that purpose and for the administration of this act: Provided, That no claim for payment under this act shall be assignable, or subject to garnishment, attachment, or levy of execution.
    (2) Whenever the proof as to eligibility for payment submitted by an applicant either with or as a part of his or her initial application, or pursuant to request of the adjutant general thereafter, is not satisfactory to the adjutant general, the adjutant general shall reject the claim.
    (3) Upon rejection of a claim the adjutant general shall cause to be mailed to each claimant whose claim has been rejected, a notice of rejection and the notice shall inform the claimant of his or her right to file with the adjutant general a request for appeal to the court of claims of the state of Michigan within 6 months after the mailing of the notice by the adjutant general.
    (4) The notice of rejection shall also inform the claimant that a failure to file a request for appeal to the Michigan court of claims within the stipulated time shall render the determination of the adjutant general final without any further right of claimant to appeal from same.
    (5) The claimant shall have 6 months from the mailing by the adjutant general of a notice of rejection of the claim in which to appeal to the court of claims from the rejection, and upon failure by the claimant to file with the adjutant general a request for appeal to the court of claims within such 6 months' period the determination by the adjutant general in the claim shall be final.
    (6) Upon the filing of a request for appeal to the Michigan court of claims, and in that event only, the adjutant general shall forthwith certify the entire record of the claim to the court of claims and shall furnish to the court any additional information in or which may thereafter come into his or her possession or which may be requested by the court.
    (7) Upon receipt of an order by the court of claims that a claimant whose claim has been so certified as in this act provided is entitled to payment and upon said order becoming final the claim shall be paid in the same manner as provided in this act.
    (8) In each case in which the court of claims shall enter its order allowing or denying a claim, and upon the order becoming final, the files and records in that case shall be returned by the court of claims to the adjutant general, to be retained by him or her as permanent records.

History: 1955, Act 8, Imd. Eff. Mar. 7, 1955 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 174, Imd. Eff. Apr. 23, 2002
Compiler's Notes: In the first paragraph of this section, “section 26 of article 10 of the constitution” refers to the Constitution of 1908. See now Const. 1963, Art. IX, § 15, and Schedule, § 13.