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ACT ON COMPENSATION, ETC. FOLLOWING ABOLITION OF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION GUARD UNITS

Act No. 14170, May 29, 2016

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to the stabilization of livelihood of the persons who retired or died due to injuries sustained while performing their duties as correctional guards in the guard units of correctional institutions and of their survivors and to the improvement of their welfare by providing for matters concerning compensation, etc. to such persons and their survivors, following the abolition of the guard units of correctional institutions.
 Article 2 (Definition)
The term "correctional guard" in this Act means a person seconded to a correctional institution by allotment under Article 24 of the former Military Service Act (referring to the Act in force before it is amended by Act No. 14183 on May 29, 2016) and was appointed as a member of the guard unit of a correctional institution under Article 3 of the former Act on the Establishment of Correctional Institution Guard Units (referring to the Act in force before it is repealed by Act No. 14170 on May 29, 2016) to serve as a correctional guard.
 Article 3 (Death Benefits, etc.)
If a correctional guard has retired or died due to any injury sustained while performing his/her duties (including cases where a correctional guard died subsequently due to such injuries), such person shall be eligible for the benefits prescribed by Presidential Decree as equivalent to those for military personnel.
 Article 4 (Compensation)
The bereaved family of a person who has retired or died due to any injury sustained while performing his/her duties as a correctional guard (including cases where a correctional guard died subsequently due to such injuries) shall be eligible for compensation under the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State or the Act on Support for Persons Eligible for Veteran’s Compensation.
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Repeal of Other Act)
Article 3 Omitted.