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§ 20096. Persons to whom payments shall be made in case of death or mental incapacity

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 51 P.S. Military Affairs

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 51 P.S. Military Affairs (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 7. Korean Conflict Veterans' Compensation Act
51 P.S. § 20096
§ 20096. Persons to whom payments shall be made in case of death or mental incapacity
If, prior to the date of distribution of compensation under the provisions of this act, a veteran entitled thereto dies or is determined to be legally dead by the Federal authorities under any act for the payment of Federal benefits or becomes mentally incapable of receiving his or her compensation, payment shall be made by the Adjutant General without proceedings in this Commonwealth.
(1) In case of mental incapacity, to the guardian or committee, if any, of the veteran, or if there be no guardian or committee, then to the person with whom the veteran lives, or in case of a veteran who is hospitalized in a State, county or Federal institution for mental or nervous diseases upon order of the Adjutant General, without regard to the residence of the veteran, to the person or persons who would be entitled thereto under the provisions of this act, if the veteran were deceased and in the absence of any such claimant, to the superintendent, manager or person in charge of such State, county or Federal institution to be expended for the clothing and incidental needs of said veteran. No part of the compensation shall be paid to any county or State institution for the maintenance of the veterans. A statement from the manager, superintendent or person in charge of any State, county or Federal institution, wherein the veteran is a patient, shall be admitted in evidence to determine the mental condition of the veteran. The statement shall set forth that the veteran due to his weakness of mind is likely to dissipate such funds as may be due him under the provisions of this act and is apt to become the victim of designing persons.
(2) In the case of death, to the following persons in the order named: surviving unremarried widow if the widow was living with the veteran at the time of his death, or if not living with the veteran at the time of his death if she establish to the satisfaction of the Adjutant General that the living apart was not due to her wilful act and that she was actually dependent upon the veteran at the time of his death or at any time thereafter and before the final payment is made by the designated authorities, or surviving minor child or surviving minor children, share and share alike or surviving mother and/or surviving father. The terms “mother” and “father” include mothers and fathers through adoption and persons who have for a period of not less than one year acted in the capacity of a foster parent to the veteran immediately prior to his or her having attained the age of eighteen years.

Credits

1957, July 8, P.L. 569, § 6.
51 P.S. § 20096, PA ST 51 P.S. § 20096
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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