(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
(c) “Fund” means the military family relief fund created in section 3. 1
(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 States 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
(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
(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.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Response sent, thank you
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.