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The ROC Veterans Assistance Act CH

Announced Date: 2017-04-19
Amended on April 19, 2017
Article 2 The veterans referred to in this Act shall include:
1.Officers, non-commissioned officers, and enlisted men who have completed the contracted length of service and are retired legally.
2.Officers, non-commissioned officers, and enlisted men who are physically or mentally disabled because of the military service connection and are retired, then are unable to earn a living and need lengthy hospitalization or home care after the retirement.
3.Officers, non-commissioned officers, and enlisted men who have participated in the August 23rd Taiwan Strait Bombardment Campaign in 1958, and/or other important campaigns considered critical to the national security by the Ministry of National Defense.
The Kinmen and Matsu Militia members who have participated in the important campaigns provided by Subparagraph 3 of the preceding Paragraph, are considered veterans. The effective date shall be prepared by Veterans Affairs Council (hereinafter referred to as VAC), and submitted to the Executive Yuan for approval. However, for those who have participated in the August 23rd Taiwan Strait Bombardment Campaign in 1958 ,the effective date is January 1, 2001.
The period of compulsory service could be merged with the service years of Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 1 when transferring to voluntary military service during the compulsory service.
The contracted length of service referred to in section 1 of this article shall be suggested
by the VAC, and approved by the Executive Yuan.

Article 4-1
The person who retires or resigns from the position in directly administering the investment business of the VAC shall not be designated as an Executive of Investment Enterprises of the VAC within 3 years.

Article 17 The exclusive home-care institutions are to be established by the VAC, and named the Veterans Homes.
The VAC could house the dependants and bereaved dependants of veterans and other citizens at their own expense, depending on the facility and capability of the Veterans Homes.
The application requirement, qualification, priority sequence, operating model, charging standard and other related issues on preceding placement, shall be formulated by the VAC and approved by the Executive Yuan.

Article 24 (Deleted)

Article 32 The following veterans shall be suspended from the privileges and benefits prescribed in this Act:
a. Those who are serving a prison term.
b. Those who are wanted by the law.
c. Those who repeatedly violate the guidance and supervision regulations.
Those, who are sentenced to offences against rebellion, treason, corruption and homicide or who have been identified to permanently forfeited the right to receive monthly retirement payment, pension or alimony formulated in the Act of Civil Service Retirement and the Act of Military Service for Officers and Noncommissioned Officers of the Armed Forces, shall be permanently deprived of the benefits and privileges.