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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE ACT ON THE HONORABLE TREATMENT OF AND SUPPORT FOR PERSONS, ETC. OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE STATE

Presidential Decree No. 11613, Dec. 31, 1984

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 11842, Dec. 31, 1985

Presidential Decree No. 12060, Dec. 31, 1986

Presidential Decree No. 12262, Oct. 26, 1987

Presidential Decree No. 12375, Dec. 31, 1987

Presidential Decree No. 12589, Dec. 31, 1988

Presidential Decree No. 12816, Oct. 11, 1989

Presidential Decree No. 12852, Dec. 14, 1989

Presidential Decree No. 12894, Dec. 30, 1989

Presidential Decree No. 13072, Aug. 13, 1990

Presidential Decree No. 13173, Dec. 1, 1990

Presidential Decree No. 13184, Dec. 18, 1990

Presidential Decree No. 13236, Dec. 31, 1990

Presidential Decree No. 13282, Feb. 1, 1991

Presidential Decree No. 13564, Dec. 31, 1991

Presidential Decree No. 13646, May 18, 1992

Presidential Decree No. 13824, Dec. 31, 1992

Presidential Decree No. 14071, Dec. 31, 1993

Presidential Decree No. 14312, jun. 30, 1994

Presidential Decree No. 14397, Oct. 6, 1994

Presidential Decree No. 14507, Dec. 31, 1994

Presidential Decree No. 14896, Dec. 30, 1995

Presidential Decree No. 15136, Aug. 8, 1996

Presidential Decree No. 15256, Dec. 31, 1996

Presidential Decree No. 15486, Sep. 30, 1997

Presidential Decree No. 15792, May 9, 1998

Presidential Decree No. 15870, Aug. 21, 1998

Presidential Decree No. 16174, Mar. 3, 1999

Presidential Decree No. 16659, Dec. 31, 1999

Presidential Decree No. 16876, jun. 27, 2000

Presidential Decree No. 17094, Dec. 30, 2000

Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 17158, Mar. 27, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 17289, jun. 30, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 17290, jun. 30, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 17479, Dec. 31, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 17565, Mar. 30, 2002

Presidential Decree No. 17687, Jul. 27, 2002

Presidential Decree No. 17857, Dec. 30, 2002

Presidential Decree No. 17952, Apr. 4, 2003

Presidential Decree No. 18227, Jan. 17, 2004

Presidential Decree No. 18312, Mar. 17, 2004

Presidential Decree No. 18318, Mar. 17, 2004

Presidential Decree No. 18684, Jan. 17, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 18982, Jul. 27, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 19106, Oct. 26, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 19272, Jan. 13, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19347, Feb. 16, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19388, Mar. 10, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19780, Dec. 21, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19839, Jan. 19, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 19979, Mar. 27, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20514, Dec. 31, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20561, Jan. 22, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20727, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21050, Sep. 26, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21280, Jan. 28, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21573, jun. 26, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21574, jun. 26, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21867, Dec. 7, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21990, Jan. 15, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22467, Nov. 2, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22493, Nov. 15, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22607, Dec. 31, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 23003, jun. 30, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 23515, Jan. 13, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 23885, jun. 27, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24013, Jul. 31, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24309, Jan. 14, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24412, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24653, jun. 28, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24821, Oct. 30, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24890, Dec. 4, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25050, Dec. 30, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25095, Jan. 14, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25435, jun. 30, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25448, Jul. 7, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25532, Aug. 6, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 26050, Jan. 12, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26659, Nov. 20, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26689, Nov. 30, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26774, Dec. 30, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26873, Jan. 7, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27249, jun. 21, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27644, Nov. 29, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27753, Dec. 30, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 28214, Jul. 26, 2017

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 1 Common Provisions
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to provide for matters delegated from the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State and matters necessary for the enforcement of said Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 2 (Government Policies)
The Government shall provide various kinds of compensation, such as veterans' benefits, educational assistance, employment assistance and medical assistance under Chapter II; and shall formulate the following measures to realize the basic ideal of honorable treatment and to inherit and develop the spirit of patriotism under Articles 2 and 3 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State (hereinafter referred to as the "Act"):
1. Establishing the month of patriots and veterans: The Government shall designate June every year as the "month of patriots and veterans," and hold various events and conduct various programs to enhance the spirit for defending our country so that sacrifices and contributions of persons of distinguished service to the State may be respected permanently;
2. Honorable treatment as a matter of courtesy: Where the Government, local governments, other pubic institutions, schools at all levels, etc. hold important events on national holidays, anniversaries, etc., they shall pay silent tribute to fallen patriots at a national ceremony; and shall accord honorable treatment to the invited persons of distinguished service to the State as a matter of courtesy corresponding to their sacrifices and contributions;
3. Awarding a certificate of distinguished service to the State: The Government may issue a certificate of distinguished service to the State awarded by the President of the Republic of Korea in the attached Form to honor the sacrifice and contribution of the person who rendered distinguished service to the State and to praise his/her sacrifice and contribution permanently as a model of the spirit of patriotism;
4. Awarding a veterans affairs culture prize: The Government may award a veterans affairs culture prize to an individual or group that has rendered distinguished service for inheriting and developing a spirit of patriotism;
5. Honourable treatment at the time of death: Where a person of distinguished service to the State deceases, the Government may provide the flag of the Republic of Korea to cover a casket and pay expenses incurred in producing a gravestone: Provided, That in cases of a person who has rendered distinguished service to the State, buried in the National Cemetery, the Government shall not pay expenses incurred in producing a gravestone;
6. Publication of the record of meritorious and distinguished service of persons who rendered distinguished service to the State: The Government shall discover and collect details of merits of persons who has rendered distinguished service to the State and publish the record thereof to praise their merits and convey their merits to future generations;
7. Inheriting a spirit of patriotism: The Government, local governments, other public institutions, schools at all levels, etc. shall educate and publicize patriotic activities of persons who rendered distinguished service to the State so that a spirit of patriotism may be inherited and realized.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 3 (Basis for and Scope of Requirements for Persons Who Rendered Distinguished Service to State)
(1) The basis for and scope of requirements for persons who has rendered distinguished service to the State under Article 4 (2) of the Act shall be as follows:
1. Persons falling under Article 4 (1) 3 of the Act: Deceased persons falling under any of 1-1 through 1-7 of subparagraph 1 of attached Table 1;
2. Persons falling under Article 4 (1) 4 of the Act: Wounded persons falling under any of 1-1 through 1-7 of subparagraph 1 of attached Table 1;
3. Persons falling under Article 4 (1) 5 and 14 of the Act: Deceased persons falling under any of 2-1 through 2-8 of subparagraph 2 of attached Table 1;
4. Persons falling under Article 4 (1) 6 and 15 of the Act: Wounded persons falling under any of 2-1 through 2-8 of subparagraph 2 of attached Table 1.
(2) The Government shall comprehensively consider the following records, matters, etc. to determine whether a disease falls under any of the items of 2-8 of subparagraph 2 of attached Table 1:
1. Records prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister, which are medical certificates, autopsy reports, certificates, clinical trial reports, medical records or nursing records under Article 17, 21 or 22 of the Medical Service Act, and other records related to medical diagnosis and treatment under statutes related to medical service;
2. Working conditions, the period of service, the nature of duties, and conditions at the time the duties are performed;
3. Whether the relevant deceased person or the person affected by a disease has already had the disease.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 3-2 (Order of National Security Merit Recipients)
(1) "Grounds prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the main sentence of Article 4 (1) 8 (b) of the Act means any of the following grounds:
1. Counter-terrorism and terrorism suppression activities;
2. Activities to defend against infiltration;
3. Activities to suppress riots interfering with the national security;
4. Guarding important persons;
5. Disaster relief and recovery activities;
6. Other grounds corresponding to subparagraphs 1 through 5.
(2) Where the Government determines whether a person falls under paragraph (1) 6, it shall comprehensively consider the period during which he/she has been engaged in the relevant duties, the occupational group or sub-series, the degree of contribution to the national protection and security, and specific grounds for awarding the Order of National Security Merit.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23003, Jun. 30, 2011]
 Article 4 (Persons Killed and Wounded in April 19 Revolution)
(1) "Persons killed in the April 19 Revolution" means persons who participated in the Revolution before or after April 19, 1960 from pure motives for reinstating democracy and who were killed by bullets fired or violence committed by persons who suppressed the Revolution; who died from wounds sustained by such bullets or violence; who were tortured to death by persons who suppressed the Revolution on the suspicion of having participated in the April 19 Revolution; or who died from wounds sustained by such torture. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) "Persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution" means persons who participated in the Revolution before or after April 19, 1960 from pure motives for reinstating democracy and who were wounded by bullets fired or violence committed by persons who suppressed the Revolution; who were wounded from torture by persons who suppressed the Revolution on the suspicion of having participated in the April 19 Revolution; or who correspond to a disability rating under Article 6-4 of the Act and Article 14 (1) of this Decree (hereinafter referred to as "disability rating"). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 27644, Nov. 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 5 (Employees Engaged in Official Duties in State, etc. on Regular Basis)
"Employees prescribed by Presidential Decree, who are engaged in official duties in the State or a local government on a regular basis" in the proviso to Article 4 (1) 7 of the Act, the proviso to subparagraph 8 (b) of the aforesaid paragraph, subparagraphs 14 and 15 of the aforesaid paragraph, Article 79 (1) 4 and Article 3 of the Addenda of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State partly amended by Act No. 10471 means persons governed by Article 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Public Officials Pension Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23003, Jun. 30, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 6 (Recommendation of Special Contributors, etc.)
(1) The head of a central administrative agency (excluding a foreign country), the head of an agency under the direct control of the President or the Prime Minister, the Secretary General of the National Assembly or the Administrator of the National Court Administration shall recommend persons eligible to be decided to be a special contributor to national and social development who died in the line of duty (hereinafter referred to as "special contributor who died in the line of duty"), special contributor to national and social development who suffered wounds (hereinafter referred to as "special contributor who suffered wounds") or special contributor to national and social development (hereinafter referred to as "special contributor") according to its jurisdiction at the cabinet meeting pursuant to Article 4 (1) 16 through 18 of the Act by submitting a letter of recommendation via the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Where the head of a central administrative agency; the head of an agency under the direct control of the President or the Prime Minister; the Secretary General of the National Assembly; or the Administrator of the National Court Administration recommends a special contributor who died in the line of duty, special contributor who suffered wounds or special contributor pursuant to paragraph (1), persons eligible for recommendation shall be any of the following:
1. A person who has rendered distinguished service to the development of the Republic of Korea by contributing to founding the Republic of Korea and to the strengthening of the foundation thereof;
2. A person who has rendered distinguished service to develop the Republic of Korea by contributing to friendly relations with allies;
3. A person who has rendered distinguished service to develop the Republic of Korea by contributing to the development of democracy and the embodiment of social justice of the Republic of Korea;
4. A person who has rendered distinguished service to develop the Republic of Korea by devotedly contributing to the development of the Republic of Korea and society for other reasons.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 7 (Disabled Persons who Has no Means to Support Own Livelihood)
"Disabled person who has no means to support his/her own livelihood prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 5 (5) and (6) of the Act means persons who have mental or physical disability falling under the Classifications of Disabilities of Disabled Persons specified in attached Table 2.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 8 (Application for Registration)
(1) Where a person intends to become a person who has rendered distinguished service to the State, his/her bereaved family or family pursuant to Article 6 (1) of the Act, a person in the following priority shall file an application for registration with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister: Provided, That where a public official belonging to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to file an application for registration of a person who intends to become a person who rendered distinguished service to the State, his/her bereaved family or family, the public official shall submit an application for registration to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with a letter of consent signed and/or sealed by a person in the following priority (where his/her consent is included in an application for registration, referring to the relevant application for registration) and documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24653, Jun. 28, 2013>
1. A person who rendered distinguished service to the State or his/her bereaved family member who is a priority person under Article 13 of the Act;
2. Bereaved family members who do not fall under subparagraph 1 shall have the priority under the subparagraphs of Article 5 (1) of the Act, and where they are in the same priority, they shall follow the order under Article 13 of the Act.
(2) "Causes prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 6 (1) 3 of the Act means old age, wounds, disease, physical or mental disability, or other extenuating circumstances. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24653, Jun. 28, 2013>
(3) "Circumstances prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the proviso to Article 6 (4) of the Act means: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23003, Jun. 30, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24653, Jun. 28, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014>
1. Where the fact that a person was awarded the Order of Military Merit, the Order of National Security Merit (only applicable to persons falling under Article 4 (1) 8 (a) of the Act) or the National Foundation Medal under the Awards and Decorations Act is verified by a certificate of merit, certificate of merit medal, or certificate of award;
2. Where requirements for identifying a person who rendered distinguished service to the State and his/her bereaved family member or family member is verified by official records, such as a certificate concerning family relations recorded or a certified copy of removal from the family register;
3. Where it is verified that a person has received veterans' benefits until he/she reinstates Korean relationships pursuant to Article 16 of the Act on the Immigration and Legal Status of Overseas Koreans.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 9 (Notification, etc. of Verification of Fact Related to Requirements for Persons Who Rendered Distinguished Service to State)
(1) "Head of an agency to which a person belonged" in the latter part of Article 6 (3) of the Act shall be classified as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24412, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24890, Dec. 4, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 26659, Nov. 20, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 28214, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. In cases of a member of the National Assembly: The Secretary General of the National Assembly;
2. In cases of a police officer and conscripted policeman: The Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency or the Commandant of the Korea Coast Guard;
3. In cases of a soldier: The Minister of National Defense;
3-2. In cases of a firefighter and conscripted firefighter: The Administrator of the National Fire Agency;
4. In cases of public officials other than public officials under subparagraphs 1 through 3 and 3-2, they shall be classified as follows:
(a) In cases of a public official who files an application for approval for convalescence for official purpose under Article 30 of the Enforcement Decree of the Public Officials Pension Act or claims disability benefits under Article 46 of the Enforcement Decree of the aforesaid Act: The Minister of Personnel Management;
(b) In cases of a public official who fails to file an application for approval for convalescence for official purpose under Article 30 of the Enforcement Decree of the Public Officials Pension Act or to claim disability benefits under Article 46 of the Enforcement Decree of the aforesaid Act (including a public official not subject to the Public Officials Pension Act): The head of an agency in which the relevant public official held an office at the time he/she died or suffered wounds (including a disease);
5. In cases of a public service worker: The Commissioner of the Military Manpower Administration.
(2) Where the head of an agency (hereinafter referred to as "head of an agency to which a person belonged") under paragraph (1) receives an application for verification as to whether the person meets requirements under Article 4 (1) 3 through 6, 14 and 15 of the Act from the relevant wounded person, his/her family or a bereaved family of a deceased person; or receives a request for the confirmation thereof from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, he/she shall verify the fact related to such requirements and immediately notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affair of the fact. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) Where the Minister of the Interior and Safety is requested by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to verify the fact that a person who rendered distinguished military service and person who rendered distinguished service to the State were awarded a decoration, he/she shall immediately notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the fact that the person who rendered distinguished military service and the person who rendered distinguished service to the State were awarded a decoration along with a copy of the register of decorations awarded under the Enforcement Decree of the Awards and Decorations Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23003, Jun. 30, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24412, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28214, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Where the head of an agency to which a person belonged notifies the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs pursuant to paragraph (2), he/she shall submit written verification of the fact related to requirements for a person who rendered distinguished service to the State prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with a medical certificate, medical record and other documents that may evidence the fact related to requirements for a person who rendered distinguished service to the State (in cases of a public official falling under paragraph (1) 4 (a), including a copy of a notice of the results of medical examination; written investigation of the details of wounds or disease; a copy of written determination of approval for convalescence for official purpose; written investigation of the details of a disability under subparagraph 2 of Article 46 of the aforesaid Decree; or written investigation of the details of death under article 52 of the aforesaid Decree). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(5) Where the head of an agency to which a person belonged gives notification under paragraph (2), he/she shall immediately notify a who intends to register as a person who rendered distinguished service to the State, his/her bereaved family or family of procedures for filing an application for registration, and examination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(6) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs is notified under paragraph (2) from the head of an agency to which a person belonged, he/she shall immediately submit details of the fact related to requirements to the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement (hereinafter referred to as the "Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement") under Article 74-5 of the Act for its deliberation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 10 (Examination and Determination of Requirements for Persons Who Rendered Distinguished Services to State)
(1) Where an application for registration under Article 8 (1) is filed and the fact related to requirements under Article 9 (6) is submitted, the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement shall deliberate and determine whether the person meets requirements to be a person who rendered distinguished service to the State. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) The Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement shall immediately notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the result under paragraph (1). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs is notified under paragraph (2), he/she shall determine whether the Act applies to the result, and notify an applicant and the head of a agency to which a person belonged, specifying reasons therefor: Provided, That he/she shall determine whether a person who meets requirements to be a person wounded under Article 4 (1) 4, 6 or 15 of the Act, whose case was deliberated and decided by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement, is subject to the Act after he/she conducts a physical examination and determines the disability rating provided for in this Decree. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Articles 11 and 12 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
SECTION 2 Physical Examinations and Determination of Disability Ratings
 Article 13 (Determination of Disability Ratings by Means of Document Screening)
"Reasons prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the latter part of Article 6-3 (1) of the Act means: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Where a person who is subject to physical examination under Article 6-3 (2) of the Act or person who obtains further approval of disability pursuant to Article 6-5 of the Act dies without undergoing the relevant physical examination without a reason imputable to him/her;
2. Where it is necessary to adjust a disability rating following a decision of administrative appeal or a court ruling on the determination of the disability rating;
3. Where a person who suffered wounds by which he/she is eligible to be governed by this Act pursuant to Article 4 (1) 4, 6, 12, 15 and 17 of the Act dies before he/she files an application for registration of a person who rendered distinguished service to the State under Article 6 (1) of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 14 (Classification, etc. of Disability Ratings)
(1) Rating 1 and 6 of the classification of disability ratings pursuant to Article 6-4 (3) of the Act shall be sub-classified under items 1 through 3. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Matters concerning the method of determining physical disabilities, the method of measuring locomotor dysfunction, etc. shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) The classification of disability ratings based on the degrees of physical disabilities shall be as specified in attached Table 3.
(4) Where a physical disability is not provided for in the degrees of physical disabilities in the classifications of disability ratings under attached Table 3, disability ratings shall be determined based on the degrees of physical disabilities in the aforesaid classifications in accordance with the degrees of such disabilities.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 15 (Physical Ree-Examination)
(1) A person who has an objection to a determination made through a new physical examination may prepare an application for physical re-examination, specifying grounds therefor; and file an application for physical re-examination with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs within 60 days from the date he/she is notified of the result of physical examination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems an application under paragraph (1) well grounded, he/she shall re-conduct the relevant physical examination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 16 (Physical Examination for Re-Verification)
(1) In cases of a person who fails to be granted a disability rating in a new physical examination or physical reexamination, in whose case two years have passed from the date such determination is made or he/she has a proper reason to obtain a disability rating due to the recurrence or aggravation of wounds he/she suffered, he/she may file an application for physical examination for re-verification when he/she files an application for registration with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Where an application is filed under paragraph (1), procedures pursuant to Article 10 (1) may be omitted.
(3) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems an application under paragraph (1) reasonable, he/she shall re-conduct the relevant physical examination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(4) In cases of a person who fails to be granted a disability rating in a physical examination for re-verification under paragraph (3), in whose case two years have passed from the date such determination is made or he/she has a due ground to be granted a disability rating due to the wounds he/she suffered recurring or being aggravation, he/she may file an application for physical examination for re-verification again. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(5) Paragraphs (1) through (3) shall apply mutatis mutandis to physical examinations for re-verification under paragraph (4).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 17 (Physical Examination for Re-Determination)
(1) Any of the following persons may file an application for physical examination for re-determination with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. A person in whose case two years have passed from the date he/she obtained the final disability rating;
2. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
3. A person who has a due ground by which a disability rating may be changed due to the wounds he/she suffered recurring or being aggravation.
(2) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems an application under paragraph (1) reasonable, he/she shall re-conduct a physical examination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) "Special reasons prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 6-3 (3) 3 of the Act and paragraph (6) of the aforesaid Article means any of the following cases, respectively: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Where a natural disaster or any other natural disaster corresponding thereto occurs;
2. Where it is difficult to relocate due to the hospitalization to undergo surgery, etc. or medical diagnosis and treatment;
3. Where another extenuating circumstance is deemed to exist, under which it is difficult for a person to undergo a physical examination.
(4) Where it is difficult to verify whether a person falls under paragraph (3) 2 or 3, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may require the person who should undergo a physical examination to submit a statement of grounds. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(5) Wounds (including a disease; hereinafter in this Article the same shall apply) on which a person should undergo a physical examination for re-determination ex officio pursuant to Article 6-3 (4) 1 of the Act and the timing of such physical examination shall be as specified in attached Table 3-2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(6) In cases of a person who has at least two types of physical disabilities due to which he/she obtained a disability rating, in whose case the final disability rating is not changed due to other types of disabilities even though the disability rating he/she obtained based on the type of disabilities under attached Table 3-2 is changed, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may exclude him/her from persons eligible for physical examination for re-determination ex officio, notwithstanding paragraph (5). <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(7) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall notify a person who has failed to undergo a physical examination for re-determination ex officio without any special grounds under paragraph (3) to undergo a physical examination for re-determination at least twice. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 18 (Date of Physical Examination)
A physical examination shall be conducted on the date designated by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs in consultation with the president of a veterans affairs medical center (hereinafter referred to as "veterans affairs medical center") under Article 7 of the Korea Veterans Health Service Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2012]
 Article 19 (Procedures, etc. for Determining Disability Ratings)
(1) A disability rating shall be determined following a physical examination conducted by a physician, such as a medical specialist in the relevant field, commissioned by the president of a veterans affairs medical center; and following deliberation and a resolution by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement pursuant to Article 6-4 of the Act.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may pay an allowance to a physician who has conducted a physical examination pursuant to paragraph (1) within budgetary limits.
(3) In addition to matters provided for in paragraphs (1) and (2) and Articles 13 through 18, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prescribe matters necessary for operating, etc. physical examinations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 19-2 (Exceptions, etc. to Determination, etc. of Disability Ratings)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine a person falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 6-6 (1) of the Act as a soldier or police officer wounded in action, soldier or police officer wounded in the line of duty or public official wounded in the line of duty by comprehensively determining each wound pursuant to subparagraph 9 of attached Table 3, and provide compensation and assistance under Chapters II through VII.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2009]
CHAPTER II VETERANS' BENEFITS
 Article 20 (Disability Ratings of Soldiers, Police Officers, etc. Wounded in Action Eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation)
"Disability rating prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 12 (1) 4 of the Act means Grade 6 of the disability ratings.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 21 (Mental or Physical Disability due to Which Persons Cannot Afford to Make Living)
"Disability prescribed by Presidential Decree to the extent that he/she has no means to support his/her own livelihood" in Articles 12 (2) and 15-2 (3) of the Act means a mental or physical disability falling under the classifications of disabilities of disabled persons under attached Table 2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 21-2 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 19780, Dec. 21, 2006>
 Article 22 (Compensation)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay compensation to persons who rendered distinguished service to the State and their bereaved families under Article 12 (1) and (2) of the Act in accordance with the classification of payment under attached Table 4. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 23 (Allowance)
(1) "Allowance prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 11 (2) 7 of the Act means the following allowance: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Old age allowance;
2. Allowance for at least two deceased persons;
3. War wound allowance.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay allowances under the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) to persons eligible for compensation under Article 12 (1) and (2) of the Act in accordance with the classification of payment under attached Table 4-2: Provided, That he/she shall not pay an old age allowance under paragraph (1) 1 to persons eligible for family allowance under Article 11 (2) 5 of the Act or allowance for at least two deceased persons under paragraph (1) 2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 24 (Payment of Monetary Compensation to Persons Who mainly Supported or Raised Persons of Distinguished Service to State)
(1) Any person who intends to receive monetary compensation, who mainly supported or raised a person who rendered distinguished service to the State pursuant to Article 13 (2) 1 of the Act, shall submit documents proving that he/she supported or raised a person who rendered distinguished service to the State, to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Where a dispute arises among bereaved family members in the same order when a person proves that he/she mainly supported or raised a person who rendered distinguished service to the State pursuant to paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine a person who is entitled to receive monetary compensation following deliberation and resolution by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 24-2 (Designation of Recipients of Monetary Compensation through Consultation)
Any person who intends to obtain monetary compensation following consultation among bereaved family members pursuant to Article 13 (2) 2 of the Act shall submit a written designation of a recipient of monetary compensation prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with certificates of seal impressions of all bereaved family members in the same order (where such person is a minor, referring to a certificate of the seal impression of his/her legal representative) following consultation among all bereaved family members in the same order: Provided, That in extenuating circumstances under which he/she is unable to submit a written designation of a recipient of monetary compensation, such as where any bereaved family member in the same order is residing in a foreign country, he/she may substitute a notarial deed under the Notary Public Act indicating that he/she was designed as a recipient of monetary compensation for a written designation of a recipient of monetary compensation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 25 (Cost of Living Allowances)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay cost of living allowances under Article 14 of the Act to persons meeting standards prescribed and announced by the Minister based upon standards of cost of living of ordinary people, the fluctuations in wages and the prices of goods and services in the private sector in accordance with the classification of payment under attached Table 5.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 25-2 (Methods and Procedures for Filing Application for Cost of Living Allowances)
(1) Any person who intends to receive cost of living allowances (hereinafter referred to as "person who wishes to be paid a cost of living allowance") pursuant to Article 14 of the Act shall submit an application for payment prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with relevant documents, such as a report on income and property of such person.
(2) Other necessary matters concerning methods and procedures for filing an application for a cost of living allowance shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 25-3 (Scope of Financial Information, etc.)
(1) "Average balance of deposits and other information or data prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 14-2 (2) 1 of the Act means the following data or information:
1. Demand deposits, such as an ordinary deposit, savings deposit and free savings deposit: The average balance during the last three months;
2. Savings deposits, such as a fixed deposit, periodical installment savings and periodical savings: The balance or the total amount paid;
3. Shares, beneficiary certificates, investments, equity stakes, real estate (annuity) trusts: The final market value. In such cases, Article 54 (1) of the Enforcement Decree of the Inheritance Tax and Gift Tax Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the valuation of unlisted shares;
4. Bonds, promissory notes, cheques, certificates of indebtedness, certificates of preemptive rights, certificates of deposit: The par value;
5. Retirements savings accounts: The amount paid regularly or the final balance.
(2) "Amount of debt and other data or information prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 14-2 (2) 2 of the Act means the following data or information:
1. Current status of loans and details of arrears;
2. Unpaid amounts on credit cards.
(3) "Premiums and other data or information prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 14-2 (2) 3 of the Act means the following data or information:
1. Insurance policy: Refund to be paid where an insurance contract is cancelled or insurance proceeds paid within the last one year;
2. Annuity insurance: Refund to be paid where an insurance contract is cancelled or the amount paid regularly.
(4) Matters necessary to submit documents confirming consent to provide financial information under paragraph (1), credit information under paragraph (2) and insurance information under paragraph (3) (hereinafter referred to as "financial information, etc.") shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 25-4 (Examination for Verification)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall formulate a yearly examination plan including the following to verify whether the entitlement to receipt of a person who wishes to be paid a cost of living allowance, recipient of a cost of living allowance (referring to a person who receives a cost of living allowance, who falls under any of the subparagraphs of Article 14 (1) of the Act; hereinafter the same shall apply), and person who is obligated to support him/her (referring to his/her spouse, parents, children and their spouses who are obligated to support him/her: hereinafter the same shall apply) arises or is lost:
1. Basic direction-setting for examination;
2. Scope, details, timing of and procedures for examination and inquiry, and a plan to establish a cooperative system to secure data;
3. Other matters necessary to means-test a person who wishes to be paid a cost of living allowance, recipient of a cost of living allowance and person who is obligated to support him/her.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 25-5 (Requesting and Providing Financial Information, etc.)
(1) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs requests the head of a financial company, etc. (including a financial company, etc. under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality and a credit bureau under Article 25 of the Credit Information Use and Protection Act) to provide financial information, etc. on a person who wishes to be paid a cost of living allowance; recipient of a cost of living allowance; and person who is obligated to support him/her pursuant to Article 14-4 of the Act, he/she shall include the following in the details of requested matters:
1. Names and resident registration numbers of a person who wishes to be paid a cost of living allowance; recipient of a cost of living allowance; and person who is obligated to support him/her;
2. Scope of financial information, etc. requested, and reference base date and reference period.
(2) The head of a finance company, etc. in receipt of a request under paragraph (1) shall include the following in the details of matters when providing the relevant financial information, etc. to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs:
1. Names and resident registration numbers of a person who wishes to be paid a cost of living allowance; recipient of a cost of living allowance; and person who is obligated to support him/her;
2. Name of the financial company, etc. that provides financial information, etc.;
3. Names of financial products subject to provision and account numbers;
4. Details of financial information, etc.
(3) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may request the head of a financial company, etc. to provide financial information, etc. using an information and communication network of an association which the relevant financial company, etc. has joined, the federation or central association thereof.
(4) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs requests the head of a finance company, etc. to provide financial information, etc. of a recipient of a cost of living allowance and person who is obligated to support him/her pursuant to Article 14-4 (2) of the Act, he/she shall request th minimum financial information, etc. necessary to examine the verification of entitlement to a cost of living allowance.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 26 (Nursing Allowances)
Standards for paying nursing allowances under Article 15 of the Act and the amounts to be paid shall be as specified in attached Table 5-2.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 26-2 (Family Allowances)
(1) "Disability rating prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 15-2 (1) 1 of the Act means Grade 7 of the disability ratings.
(2) Family allowances shall be paid to persons falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 15-2 (1) of the Act according to the classification of payment specified in attached table 5-3.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 26-3 (Severe Disability Supplemental Allowances)
(1) "Disability rating prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 16 (1) of the Act means Grade 1 of the disability ratings:
(2) Amounts of monthly payment of severe disability supplemental allowances under Article 16 of the Act shall be classified as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24309, Jan. 14, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25095, Jan. 14, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 26050, Jan. 12, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 26873, Jan. 7, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016>
1. Persons corresponding to Grade 1 (1) of the disability ratings: 2,020,000 won;
2. Persons corresponding to Grade 1 (2) of the disability ratings: 1,397,000 won;
3. Persons corresponding to Grade 1 (3) of the disability ratings: 851,000 won.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 27 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 19780, Dec. 21, 2006>
 Article 27-2 (Allowances for Military Merit Honor)
The amounts of allowances for military merit honor to be paid for each grade of the Order of Military Merit under Article 16-2 of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 5-4.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24013, Jul. 31, 2012]
 Article 27-3 (Allowances for Children of Soldiers and Police Officers Killed in Korean War)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay allowances for children of soldiers and police officers killed in the Korean War, to children of soldiers and police officers killed in action or in the line of duty under Article 16-3 of the Act according to the classification of payment specified in attached Table 5-5. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24013, Jul. 31, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 28 (Lump-Sum Death Benefits)
(1) The amounts of lump-sum death benefits to be paid under Article 17 of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 6.
(2) Any person who intends to be paid lump-sum death benefits under paragraph (1) shall submit an application for payment of lump-sum death benefits to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 28-2 (Reasons for Payment of Veterans' Benefits in Cash)
"Where there is any unavoidable reason prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as damage to the information and communications network" in the proviso to Article 17-2 (1) of the Act means any of the following cases:
1. Where it is impracticable to transfer veterans' benefits because it is impossible for a postal office or bank where a deposit account that allows veterans' benefits are deposited (referring to a deposit account at a postal office under the Postal Savings and Insurance Act (hereinafter referred to as "postal office") or a bank under the Banking Act (hereinafter referred to as "bank"); hereinafter the same shall apply) has been established to conduct normal business due to business closure, business suspension, information and communication failures, etc.;
2. Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems the payment of veterans' benefits in cash inevitable.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016]
 Article 29 (Payment Dates of Veterans' Benefits)
(1) Monetary compensation, cost of living allowances, nursing allowances, family allowances, severe disability supplemental allowances, allowances for distinguished military service and allowances for the children of soldiers and police officers killed in the Korean War under Articles 12, 14, 15, 15-2, 16, 16-2 and 16-3 of the Act and allowances under Article 23 (1) of this Decree shall be paid on the 15th day of every month: Provided, That where payment date of veterans' benefits falls on Saturday or a public holiday, the veterans' benefits shall be paid on the day before such payment date. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) In special circumstances, such as a natural disaster, accident or reasons corresponding thereto, notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall separately determine the date for paying veterans' benefits.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), veterans' benefits for the period from January to December may be paid to persons who receive veterans' benefits by telegraphic transfer, who reside abroad, in December, in lump sum. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 30 (Unpaid Veterans' Benefits)
Any person who intends to receive unpaid veterans' benefits pursuant to Article 18 of the Act shall submit an application for payment of unpaid veterans' benefits to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister: Provided, That where information on attached documents can be verified by data matching administrative information under Article 36 (1) of the Electronic Government Act, such verification shall be replaced with the attached documents. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 22467, Nov. 2, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 30-2 (Amount Prohibited from Attachment of Veterans' Benefits)
"Amount below the level prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 19 (3) of the Act means the total amount of monthly veterans's benefits paid pursuant to Article 17-2 (2) of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016]
 Article 31 (Suspension of Payment of Monetary Compensation)
The amounts of monetary compensation suspended from payment to persons who rendered distinguished service to the State and their bereaved families who receive elderly care or child care assistance pursuant to Article 20 of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 6-2.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 32 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 12589, Dec. 31, 1988>
 Article 32-2 (Methods of Payment of Veterans' Benefits, etc.)
(1) Article 17-2 (1) of the Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to methods of paying any of the following grants, etc.: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
1. Grants under Article 25 of the Act;
2. Subsidies under Article 25-2 of the Act;
3. Educational subsidies under Article 26 of the Act;
4. Expenses incurred in providing vocational rehabilitation training and vocational skills development training under Article 38 of the Act;
5. Subsidies for ability development and grants under Article 39 of the Act;
6. Expenses incurred in rendering medical assistance under Article 42 of the Act;
7. Subsidies under Article 55 of the Act;
8. Subsidies for healthcare assistance under Article 63-2 of the Act.
(2) Veterans' benefits, etc. paid in a deposit account of a persons entitled to veterans' benefits under Article 11 of the Act and grants, etc. under the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) (hereinafter referred to as "veterans' benefits, etc.") shall be deemed paid to the person: Provided, That where the person fails to collect all or some of a veterans' benefit, etc., in which case veterans' benefits, etc. were deposited in a deposit account of a person whose right to receive veterans' benefits, etc. lapsed because his/her circumstances falling under any of Article 6-2 (1) 1 through 7 of the Act were changed, the veterans' benefits, etc. shall not be deemed paid to the person. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
(3) In cases falling under the proviso to paragraph (2), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may cancel the payment of veterans' benefits, etc.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 32-3 (Verification of Persons Eligible to Veterans' Benefits, etc.)
Where it is necessary to verify whether a person who receives veterans' benefits, etc. is a person entitled to veterans' benefits, etc., the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may request the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu) or Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor to verify the identity of the person who receives veterans' benefits, etc. at least once a year, and an agency requested to examine the identification shall immediately examine the identification thereof and notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the result thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 33 (Designation of Persons Who Receive Veterans' Benefits on Behalf of Veterans)
Where a person who is to receive veterans' benefits is unable to receive veterans' benefits due to illness, residing overseas, or other extenuating circumstance, he/she shall submit an application for approval of designation of a person who receives veterans' benefits on his/her behalf to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister and obtain the designation of the person who receives veterans' benefits on his/her behalf. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 34 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
CHAPTER III EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
 Article 34-2 (Educational Assistance Based on Standard of Living, etc.)
(1) "Disability rating prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 22 (3) 3 of the Act means Grade 6 of the disability ratings.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall provide educational assistance to persons falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 22 (3) of the Act only where they meet standards he/she prescribed and announced based on costs of living of ordinary people, fluctuations in wages, prices of goods and services, etc. in the private sector.
(3) Any person who intends to apply for educational assistance pursuant to the former part of Article 22 (4) of the Act shall submit an application for educational assistance to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 35 (Adjustment of Percentage of School Enrollment)
(1) Where the demographics of persons eligible for educational assistance distributed across each region, who are to attend high schools and other schools corresponding thereto, exceeds the percentage of school enrollment under Article 23 (1) of the Act, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall notify the Minister of Education of the number of persons eligible for educational assistance distributed in the relevant region. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24412, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Upon receipt of notification under paragraph (1), the Minister of Education shall determine a percentage of school enrollment for each Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Si, Gun and Special Self-Governing Province pursuant to Article 23 (2) of the Act and notify the Superintendent of the Office of Education of a Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Do or Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "Superintendent of the Office of Education of a City/Do" in this Chapter) of the percentage of school attendance ten days prior to each entrance examination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24412, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 36 (Verification, etc. Persons Eligible for Educational Assistance)
(1) Where persons eligible for educational assistance wish to enter a middle school, high school or other schools corresponding thereto, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall verify whether such persons are eligible for educational assistance at the request of the head of a district office of education, the Superintendent of the Office of Education of a City/Do or the principal of a school who has received applications for allotment or applications for admission to a school. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014>
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prepare a list of persons who apply for admission to a middle school or high school as persons eligible for educational assistance under paragraph (1); and shall submit the list to the head of the competent district office of education in cases of applicants for admission to a middle school, or to the relevant Superintendent of the Office of Education of the competent City/Do in cases of applicants for admission to a high school. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 37 (Determination of Admission of Persons Eligible for Educational Assistance to School)
Admission of persons eligible for educational assistance to school who intend to attend a high school and other schools corresponding thereto shall be determined, as prescribed by the Superintendent of the Office of Education.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 38 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 14071, Dec. 31, 1993>
 Article 39 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 18982, Jul. 27, 2005>
 Article 40 (Notification of Determination of Admission of Persons Eligible for Educational Assistance to School)
The head of a district office of education or the Superintendent of the Office of Education of a City/Do shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the list of persons eligible for educational assistance, whose admission to a middle school, high school or other schools corresponding thereto within the jurisdiction has been determined. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 41 (Transfer to Another School)
(1) Where any person eligible for educational assistance who attends a middle school or high school intends to transfer to another school, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall verify whether he/she is a person eligible for educational assistance at the request of the head of a district office of education, the Superintendent of the Office of Education of a City/Do or the principal of a school who has received an application for transfer to another school. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014>
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014>
(3) Where a person is verified eligible for educational assistance pursuant to paragraph (1), the head of a district office of education or the Superintendent of the Office of Education of a City/Do shall assign the person eligible for educational assistance to a school district adjacent to his/her place of residence to the extent not exceeding a percentage of school enrollment for persons eligible for educational assistance at the relevant grade level. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 42 (Exemption from Tuition Fees, etc. and Procedures for Exemption)
(1) Where any person who falls under any of the subparagraphs of Article 22 (1) of the Act attends an educational institution falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 22-2 of the Act, he/she shall be exempted from tuition fees, etc. (including admission fees and educational subsidies for a middle school or high school; hereinafter the same shall apply) under Article 25 (1) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
(2) The fixed period of exemption from tuition fees, etc. for persons eligible for educational assistance shall be specified as follows:
1. For a person eligible for educational assistance falling under Article 22 (1) 1 or 2 of the Act, until he/she completes or graduates from an education institution he/she attends. The foregoing shall also apply where he/she is admitted, re-admitted, or transferred to the relevant or another educational institution;
2. For a person eligible for educational assistance falling under Article 22 (1) 3 or 4 of the Act, until the following fixed period:
(a) In cases of a person eligible for educational assistance who attends an educational institution which provides the number of years of education required for graduation, the number of years of education required for graduation (excluding summer sessions and winter sessions within the years of education required for graduation) prescribed by education-related statutes or by school regulations of the relevant educational institution: Provided, That where a person eligible for educational assistance is admitted, re-admitted or transferred to the relevant educational institution or another educational institution, he/she shall be exempted from tuition fees for the remaining years of education required for graduation excluding the number of years of education required for graduation during which he/she was exempted from tuition fees in the former educational institution from the years of education required for graduation from a school to which he/she is admitted, readmitted or transferred;
(b) In cases of a person eligible for educational assistance which does not require a certain number of years of education for graduation, the years of education for graduation prescribed and announced by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), persons who obtain an average score below 70 percent of the perfect score in the immediately preceding semester, who fall under Article 22 (1) 3 or 4 of the Act among persons eligible for educational assistance who attend the following educational institutions under the proviso to Article 25 (2) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "university, etc."), or persons whom the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs or the president of the relevant university, etc. deems have compromised the dignity as bereaved families or families of persons who rendered distinguished service to the State shall not be exempt from tuition fees, etc.: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Universities under subparagraph 2 of Article 22-2 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "university");
2. Lifelong educational institutions in the form of cyber college and educational and training institutions that operate the course of study of which credits necessary to obtain a degree at least equal to a junior college are recognized among educational institutions under subparagraphs 3 and 4 of Article 22-2 of the Act;
3. Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(4) Where any of the following persons eligible for educational assistance intends to be exempted from tuition fees, etc. under Article 25 (1) of the Act, he/she shall submit his/her certificate of eligibility for educational assistance issued by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to the head of the relevant educational institution: Provided, That where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs confirms that he/she is the person eligible for educational assistance pursuant to Article 36 (1) or 41 (1), he/she may choose not to submit a certificate of the person eligible for educational assistance: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014>
1. A person who attends an educational institution falling under Article 22-2 of the Act, who falls under Article 22 (1) 1 or 2 of the Act;
2. A person who attends an educational institution under subparagraph 1 of Article 22-2 of the Act or lifelong educational facility (only applicable to a lifelong educational facility that provides a middle school or high school curriculum) under subparagraph 3 of the aforesaid Article, who falls under Article 22 (1) 3 or 4 of the Act.
(5) Where a person falling under Article 22 (1) 3 or 4 of the Act intends to be exempted from tuition fees, etc. of a university, etc., he/she shall submit his/her certificate of eligibility for exemption from university tuition fees, etc. issued by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to the president of the relevant university, etc. by the payment deadline for tuition fees, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(6) The president of a private university, etc. who intends to receive subsidies equivalent to half the tuition fees, etc. exempted pursuant to Article 25 (3) of the Act shall submit an application for payment of subsidies to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with report cards of children, etc. of persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, and the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs upon receipt of such application shall determine whether to pay subsidies after verifying the details of the application, and notify the president of the relevant private university, etc. of the results thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(7) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may request the president of a university, etc. who has exempted persons falling under Article 22 (1) of the Act, from tuition fees, etc. to submit the results or other necessary data to confirm the exemption therefrom. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(8) Where a university, etc. is to exempt a certain percentage of students from tuition fees, etc. pursuant to other statutes, in which case the relevant university, etc. has exempted tuition fees, etc. pursuant to Article 25 (1) of the Act, the relevant university, etc. may be deemed to have exempted tuition fees, etc. pursuant to such other statutes.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 42-2 (Subsidizing Tuition Fees, etc. and Procedures, etc. for Subsidizing)
(1) Any person who intends to receive subsidies for tuition fees, etc. pursuant to Article 25 (4) of the Act shall submit an application for payment of tuition fees, etc. prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with a receipt of the payment of tuition fees, etc. or a document evidencing the payment of tuition fees, etc. and a transcript (only applicable to university students), and the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs upon receipt of such application shall verify the details of the application and determine whether to provide subsidies. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Reasons prescribed by Presidential Decree for which the State does not provide subsidies for tuition fees, etc. pursuant to Article 25 (4) of the Act means any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Where a person whose average score in the immediately preceding semester under Article 42 (3) is less than 70 percent of the perfect score or the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs or the president of the relevant university, etc. deems that the person has compromised the dignity as a bereaved family or family of a person who rendered distinguished service to the State;
2. Where the amount equivalent to tuition fees, etc. has been exempted or subsidized pursuant to other statutes.
(3) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs subsidizes tuition fees, etc. pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she may request the head of an educational institution, the head of an institution, organization, etc. who has subsidized tuition fees, etc. to submit necessary data to verify whether tuition fees, etc. are actually borne by a person eligible for educational assistance. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 42-3 (Standards for Payment of Subsidies to Persons Eligible for Educational Assistance Attending Foreign Schools, etc., Amounts of Subsidies Paid, Fixed Period of Subsidization, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay subsidies to persons eligible for educational assistance who attend a foreign school, etc. falling under Article 25-2 (1) of the Act according to the classification of payment specified in attached Table 6-3: Provided, That where such subsidies exceed tuition fees, etc. of the relevant school, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay subsidies after deducting such excess.
(2) Where any person eligible for educational assistance who attends a foreign school, etc. falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 25-2 (1) of the Act is exempted from tuition fees, etc. or is subsidized tuition fees, etc. pursuant to other statutes, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay subsidies under paragraph (1) after deducting the equivalent thereto.
(3) Where any person eligible for educational assistance who attends a foreign educational institution equivalent to a university among foreign educational institutions under Article 25-2 (1) 2 of the Act falls under any of the following, notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall withhold paying part of tuition fees, etc.:
1. Where his/her average score in the immediately preceding semester is less than 70 percent of the perfect score;
2. Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs or the president of the relevant university, etc. deems him/her to have impaired the dignity as a bereaved family or family of a person who rendered distinguished service to the State.
(4) The fixed period during which subsidies are paid to persons eligible for educational assistance who attend a foreign school, etc. falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 25-2 (1) of the Act shall meet the following standards:
1. Foreign schools pursuant to Article 25-2 (1) 1 of the Act and foreign educational institutions equivalent to middle schools and high schools pursuant to Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act among foreign educational institutions under subparagraph 2 of the aforesaid paragraph: The fixed period of education required for graduation provided for in Articles 42 and 46 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
2. Foreign educational institutions equivalent to universities among foreign educational institutions under Article 25-2 (1) 2 of the Act: The fixed period of education required for graduation provided for in Article 31 (1) 1 of the Higher Education Act.
(5) Any person who intends to receive subsidies for tuition fees, etc. pursuant to Article 25-2 of the Act shall submit an application for the payment of subsidies for tuition fees, etc. of a foreign educational institution prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with a receipt of the payment of tuition fees, etc. or a document evidencing the payment of tuition fees, etc. and a transcript (only applicable to university students).
(6) Subsidies under paragraph (1) shall be paid for each semester accroding to semesters prescribed by foreign schools, etc. falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 25-2 (1) of the Act; and necessary matters regarding the methods of and procedures for the payment thereof shall be prescribed by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 43 (Payment of Educational Subsidies, Procedures for Payment thereof, etc.)
(1) "Persons eligible for educational assistance prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 26 (1) 2 of the Act means any of the following:
1. A person who attends an educational institution falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 22-2 of the Act; or a foreign school, etc. falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 25-2 (1) of the Act, who falls under Article 22 (1) 1 or 2 of the Act;
2. A person who attends an educational institution under subparagraph 1 of Article 22-2 of the Act, lifelong educational institution (only applicable to a lifelong educational institution that provides a middle school or high school curriculum) under subparagraph 3 of the aforesaid Article or a foreign school, etc. (excluding a foreign educational institution equivalent to a college) falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 25-2 (1) of the Act, who falls under Article 22 (1) 3 or 4 of the Act.
(2) Educational subsidies under Article 26 of the Act shall be paid according to payment classifications specified in attached Table 7.
(3) Educational subsidies under Article 26 of the Act shall be paid to persons eligible for educational assistance or their guardians twice a year, on April 15 and October 15, and where the payment date of educational assistance falls on a Saturday or public holiday; or a natural disaster, accident or similar occurs, such educational subsidies shall be paid by applying the proviso to Article 29 (1) and paragraph (2) of the aforesaid Article; and the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prescribe other matters necessary to pay educational subsidies.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 44 (Notification of Matters concerning School Attendance)
Where any changes to matters regarding school attendance, such as expulsion from school, suspension from school, temporary absence from school or returning to school, involve persons eligible for educational assistance, the heads of educational institutions under the subparagraphs of Article 22-2 of the Act and the principals of foreign schools, etc. under the subparagraphs of Article 25-2 of the Act shall send a notice of changes to matters regarding school attendance to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs within ten days from the date any reason therefore arises. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 45 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
CHAPTER IV EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
 Article 46 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
 Article 46-2 (Disability Rating Eligible for Employment Assistance and Number of Times Employment Assistance Is Provided)
(1) "Disability rating prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 29 (1) 5 of the Act means Grade 6 of the disability ratings.
(2) "Number of times prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 29 (3) of the Act means three times.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 47 (Range of Manufacturing Enterprises)
"Manufacturing enterprises prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the proviso to subparagraph 2 of Article 30 of the Act means enterprises falling under subparagraphs 10 through 33 of the classification numbers specified in attached Table 9. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26689, Nov. 30, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 48 (Ranks, etc. Eligible for Additional Scores in Employment Examinations)
Ranks, posts or positions of persons eligible for additional scores in employment examinations under Article 31 (5) of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 8.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 49 (Issuing Certificates of Eligibility for Employment Assistance)
Where any person eligible for employment assistance files an application for certifying him/her as a person eligible for employment assistance to obtain additional scores in an employment examination, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall issue a certificate of eligibility for employment assistance. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 49-2 (Application for Employment Assistance)
Any person eligible for employment assistance who intends to be paid employment assistance pursuant to Article 31-2 of the Act shall submit one of the following applications to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with his/her curriculum vitae: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014>
1. A person eligible for employment assistance who intends to be recommended as a person eligible for special employment of a public official in general service and civilian employee serving in the armed forces in technical service (hereinafter referred to as "public official in general service. etc."): An application for recommendation as a person eligible for special employment of a public official in general service. etc.;
2. A person eligible for employment assistance who intends to seek a job according to the special employment of veterans under Article 34 of the Act: An application for employment.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 50 (Public Officials, etc. in General Service Eligible for Special Employment)
(1) "Public officials in general service prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the former part of Article 32 (1) of the Act means public officials in general service under attached Table 8-2.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine an employment rate at which an institution providing employment assistance (hereinafter referred to as "State agency, etc.") falling under the former part of Article 32 (1) of the Act should specially employ persons eligible for employment assistance as public officials in general service, etc. within 20 percent of the fixed number of public officials in general service, etc. In such cases, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall consider the number of persons eligible for employment assistance intending to be employed as public officials in general service, etc. and opinions presented by the head of a central personnel management agency under Article 6 of the State Public Officials Act and by the head of a central administrative agency who manages the personnel management system of local public officials.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014]
 Article 51 (Special Employment of Public Officials, etc. in General Service)
(1) Where the head of a State agency, etc. who has specially employed fewer persons eligible for employment assistance than the employment rate under Article 50 (hereinafter referred to as "employment rate") intends to employ public officials in general service, he/she shall request the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to recommend persons eligible for employment assistance, specifying the number of public officials in general service, etc. to be employed, qualification requirements, etc., omitting procedures for publicly announcing employment examinations under statutes related to personnel management under paragraph (4) until the number of persons eligible for employment assistance of the relevant State agency, etc. reaches the number of persons equivalent to the employment rate. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014>
(2) Upon receipt of a request for recommendation under paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall recommend persons eligible for employment assistance meeting the relevant qualification requirements within five times the number of persons to be employed, requested by the head of a State agency, etc. to the State agency, etc., within seven days from the date he/she receives a request for recommendation in accordance with a letter of recommendation of persons eligible for special employment of public officials in general service, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014>
(3) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(4) The head of a State agency, etc. in receipt of recommendations pursuant to paragraph (2) shall employ persons eligible for employment assistance, as prescribed by statutes concerning the employment of public officials in general service, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "statutes related to personnel management"), such as the State Public Officials Act and the Local Public Officials Act; and shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the result thereof according to a written notification of the special employment of public officials in general service, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014>
(5) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(6) Where the head of a State agency, etc. who has specially employed fewer persons eligible for special employment than the employment rate falls under any of the following cases, he/she may employ public officials in general service, etc., as prescribed by statutes related to personnel management, omitting procedures, etc. for recommendation under paragraphs (1), (2) and (4): <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014>
1. Where he/she reaches an agreement with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to employ public officials in general service, etc. through a competitive employment examination of experienced persons pursuant to Article 28 (2) 1 or 3 of the State Public Officials Act and Article 27 (2) 1 or 3 of the Local Public Officials Act;
2. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
3. Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs fails to make recommendations by the deadline under paragraph (2);
4. Where the head of the State agency, etc. reaches an agreement with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs due to other special reasons prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister, such as where it is impracticable for the State agency, etc. to directly conduct an employment examination because separate institutions comparable conduct examinations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 52 (Notification of Actual Conditions, etc. of Employment by State Agencies, etc.)
Where the head of a State agency, etc. is requested by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to notify the fixed number of public officials in general service, etc., the actual conditions of the employment thereof, and the results of corrective and supplementary measures under Article 33 of the Act, he/she shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs within 30 days from the date he/she receives such request. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 53 (Employment Rates of Enterprises, etc.)
(1) The employment rate of each enterprise subject to employing persons eligible for employment assistance under Article 33-2 (1) shall be as specified in attached Table 9: Provided, That the employment rate of each enterprise subject to employing persons eligible for employment assistance of institutions providing employment assistance falling under the subparagraphs of Article 33-2 (2) of the Act shall be a rate calculated by adding one percent to employment rates specified in attached Table 9, respectively.
(2) "Enterprises or organizations prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 33-2 (2) 3 of the Act means the following institutions providing employment assistance:
1. A government-invested institution in which the State or a local government is the largest investor, in which the State or the local government has solely or jointly invested, the amount of which is at least 20 percent of its capital;
2. An enterprise or organization in which a public institution or government-invested institution is the largest investor, which is a public institution (hereinafter referred to as "public institution") designated or announced pursuant to Articles 4 through 6 of the Act on the Management of Public Institutions or an institution in which a government-invested institution under subparagraph 1 has solely or jointly re-invested, the amount of which is at least 20 percent of its capital;
3. An enterprise or organization to which the State or a local government is the largest contributor or subsidizer, to which the State or the local government has contributed or subsidized at least 20 percent of the property of the enterprise or organization;
4. An enterprise or organization which conducts affairs entrusted by the Government or a local government, or the representative or executive of which is appointed or approved by the State or a local government.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 54 (Reporting, etc. by Enterprises)
(1) Where an institution providing employment assistance under subparagraphs 2 or 3 of Article 30 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "enterprise, etc.") is notified by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to report the type of business, jobs to be filled, etc. pursuant to Article 33-3 (1) of the Act, it shall file a report within 30 days from the date it receives the relevant notification. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Matters the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may request enterprises, etc. to explain as necessary for him/her to understand the actual conditions, or to submit necessary books and other documents pursuant to Article 33-3 (2) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Details of changes after filing reporting under paragraph (1);
2. Actual conditions of the employment of persons eligible for employment assistance and the working conditions thereof;
3. A plan for employing persons eligible for employment assistance and workers;
4. Matters concerning the explanation of additional scores under Article 31 (1) through (3) of the Act.
(3) Where it is necessary for the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to compare and verify data he/she has received from persons eligible for employment assistance, enterprises, etc. to efficiently conduct affairs concerning employment assistance, he/she may request State agencies, local governments or corporations incorporated pursuant to special Acts that possess the relevant data, to cooperate in comparing and verifying data, specifying the specific details thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 55 (Special Employment, etc. of Veterans)
(1) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs recommends persons eligible for employment assistance in the plural pursuant to the main sentence of Article 34 (1) of the Act, he/she shall determine the number of persons whom an enterprise, etc. that has specially employed fewer persons eligible for employment assistance than the employment rate under Article 33-2 of the Act should employ, and recommend persons eligible for employment assistance within five times the number of such persons. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) An enterprise, etc. in receipt of recommendations for persons eligible for employment assistance in the plural pursuant to paragraph (1) shall select a person it intends to employ from among persons recommended, and notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of such person within ten days from the date the enterprise, etc. receives recommendations therefor.
(3) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs requires an enterprise, etc. to employ persons eligible for employment assistance pursuant to Article 34 (3) of the Act, he/she shall require the enterprise, etc. to do so by notice demanding the special employment of veterans. In such cases, he/she shall clearly state the occupational category the enterprise, etc. should employ.
(4) "Just grounds prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 34 (3) 2 of the Act means any of the following cases:
1. Where a person eligible for employment assistance suffers an injury or from a disease that requires medical treatment for at least one month;
2. Where an enterprise, etc. is unable to employ a person eligible for employment assistance due to urgent managerial reasons, such as the reduction of personnel, the suspension of business or the cessation of business;
3. Where an enterprise, etc. has other just grounds recognized by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
(5) An enterprise, etc. that receives a notice demanding the special employment of veterans pursuant to paragraph (3) shall employ persons eligible for employment assistance whom the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs requires the enterprise, etc. to employ within 30 days from the date the enterprise, etc. receives notice demanding the special employment of veterans.
(6) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall give notice informing employment to persons eligible for employment assistance under Article 33 (4) of the Act by written notice informing employment.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 56 (Age Eligible for Employment Assistance Based on Special Employment of Veterans)
(1) The age eligible for employment assistance under Article 34 (5) of the Act shall be limited to 35 years of age: Provided, That the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall provide employment assistance based on the special employment of veterans to persons who submitted an application for employment to subparagraph 2 of Article 49-2 before they attain 35 years of age until they attain the age of 38 years limited to the relevant application for employment. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27644, Nov. 29, 2016>
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 57 (Special Cases concerning Employment Assistance to Children of Soldiers and Police Officers Killed in Korean War or in Line of Duty)
(1) Notwithstanding Article 56 (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall provide employment assistance based on the special employment of veterans to persons whose parents or grant parents have not received monetary compensation under Article 12 of the Act after January 1, 1993 among children of soldiers or police officers killed in the battle before July 27, 1953 or under attached Table of the Act on Honorable Treatment of War Veterans, etc. and Establishment of Related Associations or who died in the line of duty, until the persons attain 55 years of age.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall not provide employment assistance based on the special employment of veterans to persons who have received employment assistance based on the special employment of veterans after the age of 36 years, who are eligible for employment assistance under paragraph (1): Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where persons eligible for employment assistance retire due to business closure, business suspension, the merger of an enterprise, etc., or other reasons not attributable to them.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 58 (Restrictions on Employment Assistance)
(1) Periods during which the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs suspends employment assistance under Article 34-2 (2) of the Act shall comply with the following standards: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Where a person eligible for employment assistance falls under Article 34-2 (2) 1 of the Act: Six months from the date he/she indicates his/her intention not to be employed;
2. Where a person eligible for employment assistance falls under Article 34-2 (2) 2 of the Act: Six months from the date he/she retires;
3. Where a person eligible for employment assistance falls under Article 34-2 (2) 3 of the Act: One year from the date he/she is dismissed from office under disciplinary action.
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) "Just grounds" in Article 34-2 (2) 1 and 2 of the Act means any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Where a person eligible for employment assistance suffers an injury or from a disease that requires medical treatment for at least one month;
2. Where a person eligible for employment assistance abandons searching for employment in an enterprise, etc. because employment is delayed due to the reduction of personnel, the suspension of business, etc. of the relevant enterprise, etc. that has received a notice demanding the special employment of veterans, retires from office or is dismissed from office due to financial hardship of the enterprise, etc.;
3. Where a person eligible for employment assistance fails to pass a pre-employment physical examination;
4. Where wages have been in arrears for at least three months;
5. Where there are due grounds recognized by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, such as where a person eligible for employment assistance lacks skills or qualifications required by the occupational category in which he/she intends to be or is employed.
(4) "Period prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 34-2 (2) 2 of the Act means six months.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 59 (Judgment of Suitability Based on Results of Pre-Employment Physical Examination)
(1) A general hospital under Article 3-3 of the Medical Service Act shall judge the suitability of soldiers and police officers wounded in action; soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty; persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution; public officials wounded in the line of duty; and special contributors who suffered wounds under Article 35 of the Act for employment based on the results of their physical examinations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) No head of a medical institution under paragraph (1) shall unfavorably judge the ability of a person eligible for employment assistance to perform his/her duties on the grounds of physical disability only due to injuries.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 60 (Criteria for Aggregating Period of Military Service)
Where an enterprise, etc. preferentially employs a person eligible for employment assistance pursuant to Article 35-2 of the Act, the enterprise, etc. may aggregate the period corresponding to at least 30 percent of the period of military service of the person eligible for employment assistance, to the period of his/her total career to set his/her salary class: Provided, That where an institution providing employment assistance falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 33-2 (2) of the Act preferentially employs a person eligible for employment assistance, the period of service may be aggregated by applying Articles 8 and 9 of the Public Officials Remuneration Regulations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 61 (Notification of Outcomes of Measures Taken to Rectify Discrimination)
Notification of the outcomes of measures taken to rectify discrimination under Article 36 (3) of the Act shall be given within 30 days from the date an institution providing employment assistance receives a request for rectifying discrimination.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 61-2 (Notification of Fact, etc. of Employment)
Where an event falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 37 of the Act occurs, an institution providing employment assistance shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the details of such event within ten days from the date the event occurs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 61-3 (Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Vocational Skills Development Training)
(1) Where vocational rehabilitation training is conducted for soldiers and police officers wounded in action; soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty; persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution; public officials wounded in the line of duty and special contributors who suffered wounds pursuant to Article 38 (1) of the Act, subjects necessary for them to get a job or to be self-employed suitable for their bodily functions shall be selected. In such cases, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prescribe procedures for selecting training courses and other matters necessary for vocational rehabilitation training.
(2) Where a person eligible for employment assistance wishes to undergo vocational skills development training pursuant to Article 38 (2) of the Act, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall refer the person to a vocational skills development training institution as a person eligible for preferential vocational skills development training in accordance with a letter of reference for a person eligible for preferential vocational skills development training prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 61-4 (Payment of Subsidies, etc. for Development of Skills Required for Jobs)
(1) The range of persons eligible for subsidies for developing skills required for jobs or to whom expenses incurred in developing skills required for jobs under Article 39 (1) of the Act may be subsidized shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Persons eligible for paying subsidies for developing skills needed for jobs:
(a) A person who receives vocational skills development training at a vocational skills development training institution under Article 38 (2) of the Act, who is eligible for employment assistance;
(b) A person who receives vocational guidance, etc. at an employment security agency under subparagraph 1 of Article 2-2 of the Employment Security Act, who is eligible for employment assistance;
2. A person eligible to be subsidized for expenses incurred in developing skills required for jobs: A person who receives vocational skills development training at a vocational skills development training institution prescribed by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to develop qualifications or skills required for jobs, who is eligible for employment assistance.
(2) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs pays subsidies for developing skills required for jobs or subsidizes expenses incurred in developing skills needed for jobs pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she may request a vocational skills development training institution or regional office of employment and labor to submit necessary data to verify whether persons eligible for employment assistance have received vocational skills development training or vocational guidance. In such cases, any institution requested to submit data shall comply with such request except in extenuating circumstances. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) In addition to matters provided for in paragraphs (1) and (2), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prescribe matters necessary to pay subsidies for developing skills required for jobs and to subsidize expenses incurred in developing skills required for jobs.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
CHAPTER V MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
SECTION 1 Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
 Article 62 (Medical Diagnosis and Treatment)
(1) Medical diagnosis and treatment of soldiers and police officers wounded in action, soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty, public officials wounded in the line of duty, and special contributors who injured (hereinafter in this Chapter, referred to as "persons eligible for medical diagnosis and treatment") shall be provided in accordance with the following classifications, and inpatient treatment shall be provided in a veterans affairs medical center except in extenuating circumstances:
1. Emergency medical care:
Medical diagnosis and treatment provided to a patient deemed that it may be impossible to keep him/her alive or serious complications may arise, unless he/she immediately receives necessary medical treatment due to an accident or in other emergencies;
2. Inpatient treatment:
Medical diagnosis and treatment provided to a patient who is admitted to a medical institution;
3. Outpatient treatment:
Medical diagnosis and treatment provided to a patient who visits a medical institution without being admitted to the medical institution.
(2) A medical institution, other than the State or a local government, to which the State may entrust medical diagnosis and treatment of persons eligible for medical diagnosis and treatment shall be a private medical institution established pursuant to Article 3 of the Medical Service Act.
(3) Where a person eligible for medical diagnosis and treatment receives medical diagnosis and treatment at a medical institution of a local government pursuant to the proviso to Article 42 (3) of the Act, the local government shall bear 50 percent of the relevant medical expenses.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 63 (Entrustment, etc. of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Following Designation of Medical Facilities)
(1) Where no veterans affairs medical center and private medical institution is entrusted with medical diagnosis and treatment (hereinafter referred to as "entrusted hospital") pursuant to Article 42 (2) of the Act in a Si (including a Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Special Self-Governing City and Special Self-Governing Province)/Gun where a person eligible for medical diagnosis and treatment resides (including where the relevant medical experties is not provided by the veterans affairs medical center and the entrusted hospital), the person may request the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to designate a medical facility other than the veterans affairs medical center or the entrusted hospital and to entrust such medical facility with medical diagnosis and treatment: Provided, That a superior general hospital under Article 3-4 of the Medical Service Act shall be excluded from medical facilities to which he/she may request the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to entrust medical diagnosis and treatment. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Upon receipt of a request pursuant to paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall immediately notify a person eligible for medical diagnosis and treatment whether he/she has entrusted medical diagnosis and treatment. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) Where a medical emergency prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister occurs, notwithstanding paragraph (1), a person eligible for medical diagnosis and treatment may receive emergency medical care under Article 62 (1) 1 at a medical institution under Article 3 of the Medical Service Act; and the person or his/her guardian shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs within 14 days from the date he/she is hospitalized, except in extenuating circumstances prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(4) Where a person eligible for medical diagnosis and treatment is proven to be a special patient prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister, having a disease such as pulmonary tuberculosis, Hansen's disease or mental disease, as a result of medical diagnosis of such person, the head of a veterans affairs medical center may transfer him/her to a medical facility specializing in the relevant special patients in consultation with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(5) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prescribe necessary matters concerning standards for entrusting to an entrusted hospital under Article 42 (2) of the Act and specific standards, procedures, etc. for entrustment of medical diagnosis and treatment under paragraphs (1) and (2).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 63-2 (Amount, etc. of Medical Expenses to be Borne by Patients)
(1) "Disability rating prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 42 (4) of the Act means Grade 6 of the disability ratings.
(2) Where a soldier or police officer wounded in action, soldier or police officer wounded in the line of duty, person wounded in the April 19 Revolution, public official wounded in the line of duty, and special contributor who suffered wounds, whose disability rating is Grade 7, receives medical diagnosis and treatment because he/she suffers from a disease other than his/her wounds pursuant to Article 42 (4) of the Act and paragraph (1) of this Article, he/she shall bear 20 percent of expenses he/she is to bear out of medical expenses, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister: Provided, That where he/she receives emergency medical care under Article 62 (1) 1 due to a medical emergency, the State shall bear all relevant expenses.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 64 (Reduction of or Exemption from Medical Expenses)
(1) Where the head of a veterans affairs medical center diagnoses and treats a person falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 42 (5) of the Act, the head of the veterans affairs medical center may exempt him/her from expenses incurred in providing medical diagnosis and treatment or reduce such expenses by up to 60 percent, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) A reduction of medical expenses under Article 42 (7) of the Act shall be 60 percent of expenses which a person falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 42 (7) of the Act, who is at least 75 years old, should bear (excluding the costs of prescription drugs under subparagraph 1 (c) of attached Table 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the National Health Insurance Act) in accordance with the percentage and amount of expenses which he/she is to bear out of medical expenses specified in attached Table 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the National Health Insurance Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), where a person who falls under any of the subparagraphs of Article 42 (7) of the Act, who is at least 75 years old, should bear medical care benefits pursuant to subparagraph 5 of attached Table 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the National Health Insurance Act, no reduction of or exemption from medical expenses under Article 42 (7) of the Act shall be provided. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 64-2 (Bearing Costs of Prescription Drugs)
(1) Where a person eligible for medical diagnosis and treatment, his/her bereaved family and family purchase prescription drugs at a drug store registered pursuant to Article 20 of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act in accordance with the prescription issued by a physician of a medical facility under Article 42 of the Act, the State shall bear the amount equivalent to the total costs of prescription drugs or the percentage of reduction or exemption.
(2) Expenses borne by the State pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be paid by appropriating such expenses in the budget of the Korea Veterans Health Service established under the Korea Veterans Health Service Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 64-3 (Methods, Range, etc. of Medical Assistance, etc.)
In addition to matters provided for in this Section, matters necessary for medical diagnosis and treatment of or medical assistance, such as the methods and scope of subsidizing medical expenses, to persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, their bereaved families, etc. shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
SECTION 2 Prosthesis and Medical Rehabilitation
 Article 65 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
 Article 66 (Prosthetic Devices)
(1) A prosthetic device is an artificial device that replaces, fixes or augments a bodily disability or damaged body part of a person eligible for medical diagnosis and treatment, and the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prescribe the duration for which each type of prosthetic devices can be used.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prescribe the manufacture of prosthetic devices under paragraph (1) and other necessary matters.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 67 (Provision of Prosthetic devices)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall provide prosthetic devices to persons who need prosthetic devices pursuant to Article 43-2 of the Act in accordance with standards prescribed by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Any person provided with a prosthetic device pursuant to paragraph (1) intends to obtain repairs due to the wear and tear or malfunction of the prosthetic device, the person may request the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs to repair it. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
CHAPTER VI PROVIDING LOANS
 Article 68 (Interest Rates on Loans)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine the interest rates on loans within two to 12 percent a year depending on each source of funds for loans under Article 48 of the Act: Provided, That None of the following interest rates on loans shall exceed two percent a year: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Where a mortgage is executed over real estate pledged as collateral (hereinafter referred to as "secured property") pursuant to Article 56 (2) and (5) of the Act, an interest rate on the unpaid loan during the period of the mortgage;
2. Where any loan is unpaid after the execution of a mortgage over the secured property, an interest rate on such unpaid loan;
3. Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs files a lawsuit for the repayment of a loan against a person who obtained a loan by pledging veterans' benefits (excluding the cost of living allowances and lump-sum death benefits) or other collateral; or by giving surety pursuant to Article 56 (5) of the Act, an interest rate on the unpaid loan during the period of such lawsuit;
4. Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs grants an extension of the maturity date of a loan due to a natural disaster, accident or reasons corresponding thereto, an interest rate on the unpaid loan during the period of postponement of repayment.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 69 (Application, etc. for Loans)
(1) Any person who intends to obtain a loan pursuant to Article 52 (1) of the Act shall submit an application for a loan prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, and in case of a housing loan, he/she shall submit an application for a housing loan along with a certificate verifying a person's status without owning his/her own home. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Upon receipt of an application under paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine whether to provide a loan in accordance with criteria for determining loans under Article 52 (2) of the Act and notify an applicant of the result thereof.
(3) Where an applicant for a loan is notified that he/she is eligible for a loan pursuant to paragraph (2), the applicant shall submit an application for providing a loan, to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(4) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may provide a loan to a person who intends to obtain a loan for stabilizing livelihood, among persons eligible for a loan by receiving an application for the provision of a loan only instead of procedures provided for in paragraphs (1) through (3).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 70 (Periods of Repayment of Loans)
The periods of repayment of loans by types of loans under Article 53 (1) of the Act shall be as follows: Provided, That where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems it necessary, he/she may adjust the periods thereof by type of loans:
1. An agricultural land purchase loan: Twelve years after the three-year grace period;
2. A housing loan:
(a) A housing purchase loan, site purchase loan and housing construction loan: 20 years;
(b) A housing improvement loan and housing rent loan: Seven years;
3. A business loan: Ten years;
4. A loan for stabilizing livelihood: Five years.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 71 (Application for Extending Period of Repayment)
(1) Any person who intends to obtain an extension of the maturity date of a loan pursuant to Article 53 (2) of the Act shall submit an application for extending the period of repayment of a loan to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(2) Upon receipt of an application under paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall immediately determine whether to grant the extension thereof; and shall notify the applicant of the decision.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 72 (Repayment, etc. of Loans at Time)
Where any person who obtained a loan uses the loan for other than the original purpose, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall require him/her to repay the principal of and interest on the unpaid loan at a time pursuant to Article 53 (3) of the Act: Provided, That where it is deemed impracticable for him/her to repay the unpaid loan at a time for reasons, such as difficulty in making a living, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may require him/her to repay the principal of and interest on the unpaid loan in installments within three years.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 73 (Interest Rate Following Delay in Repayment of Principal of Loans)
(1) Where any person liable to repay a loan pursuant to Article 53 of the Act delays the repayment thereof, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may collect overdue interest on the principal of the loan the repayment of which was delayed. In such cases, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall set an overdue interest rate within the lowest overdue interest rate among overdue interest rates on loans to which banks apply as of January 1 every year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22493, Nov. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) Notwithstanding the former part of paragraph (1), where a person liable to repay a loan repays the loan in lump sum or in installments pursuant to Article 72, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall not collect overdue interest on the principal of the loan that does not reach the deadline for repayment in the first loan contract among the principal of the loan the repayment of which was delayed.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 74 (Sale Price, etc. of Housing)
(1) The sale prices and rents of housing constructed pursuant to Article 54 (1) of the Act for each person eligible for a loan shall be as follows:
1. Sale prices and rents for persons eligible for a loan:
Amounts determined by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs based on expenses, etc. incurred in constructing housing, facilities attached thereto and welfare facilities;
2. Sale prices and rents for persons other than persons eligible for a loan:
Amounts determined by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs based on the sales prices and rents under subparagraph 1 and the sales prices and rents of housing in the neighborhood.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine procedures for selling or renting housing, and methods of paying sales prices and rents under paragraph (1) and other necessary matters.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 75 (Providing Subsidies)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may provide subsidies to any of the following persons, who obtain an agricultural land purchase loan or housing loan (excluding a site purchase loan and housing improvement loan):
1. A person in whose case agricultural land, a house, etc. is flooded or destroyed due to natural disaster, accident or reasons corresponding thereto;
2. A person in whose case it is impracticable to attain the purpose of a loan using only the loan funds because it is very impracticable for him/her to make a living.
(2) Any person who intends to be subsidized under paragraph (1) shall submit an application for provision of subsidies prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, along with a business plan and a written confirmation of damage (only applicable to cases under paragraph (1) 1). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) Upon receipt of an application under paragraph (2), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine whether to provide subsidies within 30 days, and notify the applicant of such determination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 76 (Appointment, etc. of Appraisers)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall appoint appraisers from among public officials under his/her jurisdiction for them to appraise secured property, housing constructed for persons eligible for a loan or sites secured for construction thereof and secured property he/she has purchased pursuant to Article 61 (1) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine qualifications of appraisers, criteria for determining appraised prices under paragraph (1), and other necessary matters.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 77 Deleted. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 220150, Sep. 26, 2008>
 Article 78 (Substitution of Pledged Property)
(1) Any person who intends to substitute pledged property pursuant to Article 56 (7) and (8) of the Act shall submit an application for substitution of the pledged property to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs in receipt of an application under paragraph (1) shall determine whether to approve the substitution of the pledged property within five days, and notify the applicant of the determination.
(3) Any person who obtains approval of substituting the pledged property under paragraph (2) because he/she has inevitably sold agricultural land or a house he/she acquired through the loan and has purchased real estate for the same purpose shall follow procedures for pledging collateral under Article 56 (2) of the Act on the pledged property he/she should substitute.
(4) Where procedures under paragraph (3) are completed, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall follow procedures for cancelling, etc. the mortgage under Article 56 (9) of the Act on the property first pledged as collateral.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 79 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009>
 Article 80 (Assumption of Obligations)
(1) Where a person eligible for a loan who is a successful bidder intends to assume the obligation to repay a loan on the pledged property in lieu of the payment of the purchase price of the pledged property put up for auction of another person eligible for a loan, he/she shall submit an application for approval to assume obligations to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs pursuant to Article 60 (1) of the Act.
(2) Upon receipt of an application under paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine whether to approve the assumption of obligations, and notify the applicant of the determination.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 81 (Purchase Price, etc. of Pledged Property)
(1) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs purchases pledged property submitted to auction pursuant to Article 61 (1) of the Act, the purchase price of the pledged property shall be the price determined by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs within the limits of the amount of the loan on the pledged property based on the current price.
(2) Where the property purchased pursuant to paragraph (1) is disposed of, the disposal price shall be the price determined by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs based on the current price at the time of the disposal thereof.
(3) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems it necessary when he/she determines the purchase price and disposal price under paragraphs (1) and (2), he/she may request an authorized appraisal institution to appraise the property.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 82 (Disposal, etc. of Purchased Property)
(1) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs purchases pledged property put up for auction pursuant to Article 61 of the Act, he/she may rent the purchased property until he/she disposes of the purchased property or may appoint a manager to manage the purchased property until he/she disposes of or rents it. In such cases, he/she may pay remuneration and expenses incurred in maintaining and preserving property under management to the manager within budgetary limits.
(2) The purchased property under paragraph (1) shall be disposed of by general competitive tender: Provided, That where the purchased property under paragraph (1) is sold to the person who has rented such property, the property may be disposed of under private contract.
(3) The full amount of the disposal price of the purchased property shall be paid in lump sum: Provided, That where the purchased property is sold to a person eligible for a loan, the person may pay the disposal price plus interest determined by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs at up to five percent per annum in installments within five years.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 83 (Reporting of Succession to Loans)
Where a person who obtained a loan dies, in which case his/her heir reports succession to the loan obligations pursuant to Article 62 (2) of the Act, his/her heir shall submit a report on succession to obligations to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister, within three month from the date inheritance occurs.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 84 (Notice Demanding Payment)
Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs requires a person to pay the principal of and interest on the loan, the disposal price of the purchased property, etc., he/she shall give notice demanding payment to the person subject to the payment thereof. In such cases, he/she shall immediately issue a reminder notice demanding payment thereof to persons who fail to pay by the deadline.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
CHAPTER VII OTHER ASSISTANCE
 Article 84-2 (Cases Where Person Unable to Support)
"Cases where a person is unable to support prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the former part of Article 63 of the Act and the main sentence of Article 64 of the Act means any of the following cases, respectively: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21867, Dec. 7, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24890, Dec. 4, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
1. Where a person liable to support has a mental or physical disability falling under the classifications of disabilities of disabled people specified in attached Table 2;
2. Where a person liable to support is a soldier on active duty (including a non-commissioned officer who did not apply for such position; a person conscripted as a full-time reserve; a person conscripted as a public service worker under Article 2 (1) 10 of the Military Service Act; and persons falling under Articles 24 and 25 of the Military Service Act), who is in compulsory military service, or is a person who has been missing for at least one year;
3. Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems that a person liable to support is unable to support due to school attendance or difficulty in making a living.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 84-3 (Persons Eligible for Subsidies for Care Assistance, Subsidy Rate, etc.)
(1) Persons eligible for subsidies and subsidy rates for care assistance under Article 63-2 (1) of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 9-2.
(2) Where a person who falls under the subparagraphs of Article 63-2 (1) of the Act intends to apply for payment of subsidies for care assistance pursuant to paragraph (2) of the aforesaid Article, he/she shall submit an application for payment of subsidies for care assistance to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(3) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine matters necessary to provide subsidies for care assistance in addition to matters provided for in paragraphs (1) and (2).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 85 (Persons, etc. Eligible to Use Transportation Facilities)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall allow any of the following persons to use transportation facilities of the State, a local government or a public institution under paragraph (3), free of charge: Provided, That he/she may suspend persons who have obtained entitlement to use transportation facilities by deception or other fraudulent means or allowed other persons to use transportation facilities from the use thereof for three years:
1. A person who rendered distinguished service to the State provided for in Article 66 of the Act;
2. One person who uses transportation facilities while directly taking care of a soldier or police officer wounded in action, soldier or police officer wounded in the line of duty, person wounded in the April 19 Revolution, public official wounded in the line of duty, or special contributor who suffered wounds corresponding to Grade 1 of the disability ratings.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prescribe types of transportation facilities of the State, a local government or public institution under paragraph (3), which persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, etc. may use free of charge pursuant to paragraph (1), and other matters necessary for using transportation facilities in consultation with the head of the relevant State agency, local government or public institution.
(3) "Public institutions prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 66 (1) of the Act means the Korea Railroad Corporation under Article 2 of the Korea Railroad Corporation Act and metropolitan rapid transit corporations under subparagraph 2 of Article 3 of the Urban Railroad Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25448, Jul. 7, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 86 (Support for Use of Old Palaces, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall allow any of the following persons to use facilities, such as palaces or parks, managed by the State or a local government pursuant to Article 67 of the Act free of charge or at reduced rates: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
1. A person who rendered distinguished service to the State or his/her spouse;
2. A person with priority under Article 8 among the bereaved family members of a person who rendered distinguished service to the State. In such cases, where a person with priority is the father or mother of the person who rendered distinguished service to the State, the mother or father without priority shall be included;
3. One person who assists a patriot or a person who falls under Grade 1, 2 or 3 of the disability ratings in his/her activities, among persons who rendered distinguished service to the State.
(2) Types of facilities which persons falling under any of the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) may use free of charge or at reduced rates, and reduction rates shall be as specified in attached Table 10. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
(3) Where persons falling under paragraph (1) 1 and 2 intend to use facilities, such as palaces or parks, free of charge or at reduced rates, they shall produce a certificate of distinguished service to the State or certificate of a bereaved family of a person who rendered distinguished service to the State to the manager of the relevant facilities. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 87 (Preferential Supply of Housing)
(1) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to preferentially supply housing constructed by the State or a local government or housing constructed using funding from the State pursuant to Article 68 (1) of the Act, he/she shall consult with the business entity that constructs the relevant housing about the number of relevant housing units preferentially supplied of the relevant housing and criteria for selecting persons eligible for the supply of housing.
(2) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs receives applications under the former part of Article 68 (2) of the Act, he/she shall select persons eligible for the preferential supply of housing in accordance with criteria prescribed by him/her, in consideration of the period without owning one's own home, standard of living, sacrifices, contributions, etc, of each person who rendered distinguished service to the State.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016]
 Article 88 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 19347, Feb. 16, 2006>
 Article 88-2 (Research and Training for Persons, etc. Who Rendered Distinguished Service to State)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may conduct research and training to enhance self-esteem and enthusiasm for self-support of persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, their bereaved families or families.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 88-3 (Livelihood Assistance)
(1) The range of public organizations under the latter part of Article 68-2 (1) of the Act means any of the following cases:
1. Public institutions;
2. Local corporations under Article 49 of the Local Public Enterprises Act and industrial complexes under Article 76 of the aforesaid Act;
3. Corporations incorporated pursuant to special Acts.
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24821, Oct. 30, 2010>
(3) Where the State, a local government and an institution under paragraph (1) intends to permit persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, their bereaved families, etc. to use or benefit from administrative property under its jurisdiction pursuant to the proviso to Article 31 (1) of the State Property Act and the proviso to Article 20 (2) of the Public Property and Commodity Management Act, to permit them to operate a store or install a vending machine in a public facility under its jurisdiction pursuant to Article 68-2 (1) of the Act, it may designate a person who uses or profits from administrative property under private contract under Article 27 (3) of the Enforcement Decree of State Property Act or Article 13 (3) of the Enforcement Decree of the Public Property and Commodity Management Act. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24821, Oct. 30, 2010>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21050, Sep. 26, 2008]
 Article 88-4 (Designation of Self-Supporting Veterans' Village)
(1) Where at least 20 persons with Grade 1 severe disabilities among soldiers and police officers wounded in action or in the line of duty, live in a village in the same administrative district (referring to a Dong or Ri under the Local Autonomy Act), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may designate the village as a self-supporting veterans' village and provide administrative and financial support to promote self-support of persons falling under Grade 1 of the disability ratings among soldiers and police officers wounded in action under Article 4 (1) 4 of the Act and soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty under Article 4 (1) 6 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "persons with Grade 1 severe disabilities among soldiers and police officers wounded in action or in the line of duty").
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prescribe matters necessary to designate and support a self-supporting veterans' village under paragraph (1).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
CHAPTER VIII ASSISTANCE TO SOLDIERS AND POLICE OFFICERS, ETC. CORRESPONDING TO PERSONS WHO RENDERED DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO STATE
 Articles 89 through 93-2 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 15870, Aug. 21, 1998>
 Article 94 (Classification of Disability Ratings)
A disability rating of June 18 wounded freedom seekers who may receive compensation corresponding to soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty pursuant to Article 73 of the Act shall be the disability rating under Article 6-4 of the Act and Article 14 (1) of this Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 94-2 (Persons Who Failed to Obtain Disability Ratings Eligible for Medical Assistance)
Persons entitled to medical assistance under Article 73-2 of the Act shall be persons who have failed to fall under any of the following because they failed to obtain a disability rating through physical examinations conducted by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs pursuant to Article 6-3 of the Act:
1. Soldiers and police officers wounded in action under Article 4 (1) 4 of the Act;
2. Soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty under Article 4 (1) 6 of the Act;
3. Persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution under Article 4 (1) 12 of the Act;
4. Public officials wounded in the line of duty under Article 4 (1) 15 of the Act;
5. Special contributors who suffered wounds under Article 4 (1) 17 of the Act;
6. June 18 wounded freedom seekers falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 73 of the Act;
7. Persons who receive compensation, deemed soldiers and police officers wounded in action; or soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty pursuant to Article 74 (1) of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27644, Nov. 29, 2016]
 Article 94-3 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
 Article 94-4 (Members of Regional Reserve Forces, Members of Patriotic Organizations, etc.)
Persons mobilized, members of young men's associations, members of regional reserve forces, firefighters, volunteer firefighters, student soldiers or members of other patriotic organizations who become eligible for compensation under Article 74 (1) 3 of the Act shall be those mobilized, conscripted or employed by the head of military unit or police station to take part in a battle or to perform actions corresponding thereto, who are not soldiers or police officers under the provisions of Article 4 (1) 3 through 6 of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
CHAPTER VIII-II BOARD OF PATRIOTS AND VETERANS ENTITLEMENT
 Article 94-5 (Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement)
(1) The Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement shall be comprised of 11 members including the chairperson, standing members and members appointed by the chairperson at each meeting.
(2) The Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement shall hold meetings when a majority of the members under paragraph (1) attend; and shall pass resolutions with the consent of a majority of the members present.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 94-6 (Duties of Chairperson)
(1) The Chairperson of the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement (hereinafter referred to as the "Chairperson") shall represent the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement, preside over its affairs, and direct and supervise public officials under his/her jurisdiction.
(2) Where the Chairperson is unable to perform his/her duties due to extenuating circumstances, a member appointed by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement from among its standing members shall perform the duties of the Chairperson on his/her behalf.
(3) Where the Chairperson deems it necessary to efficiently operate the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement, he/she may require a specific member to examine items pre-designated and to report such items at the meeting of the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement.
(4) The Chairperson shall convene and preside over meetings of the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 94-7 (Establishment of Subcommittees, etc.)
(1) Six subcommittees shall be established within the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement pursuant to Article 74-7 of the Act. In such cases, the Chairperson may divide specialized fields of subcommittees in consideration of persons applicable to persons who rendered distinguished service to the State or medical classification of wounds, diseases, etc.
(2) Each subcommittee shall be comprised of seven members including one permanent member and members appointed by the Chairperson at a meeting of each subcommittee.
(3) A permanent member or non-permanent member appointed by the Chairperson shall be the chairperson of a subcommittee (hereinafter referred to as "chairperson of a subcommittee"); and shall preside over affairs of the subcommittee.
(4) The chairperson of a subcommittee shall convene and preside at meetings of the subcommittee.
(5) Each subcommittee shall hold meetings when a majority of its members under paragraph (2) attend; and shall pass resolutions with the consent of a majority of the members present.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 94-8 (Composition, Operation, etc. of Expert Committee)
(1) An expert committee under Article 74-7 (3) of the Act shall be comprised of seven members including the chairperson thereof; and the chairperson shall appoint or commission members from among the following persons:
1. Members of the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement;
2. Persons who have extensive knowledge of and experience in affairs specified in Article 74-5 (1) 14 of the Act.
(2) The Chairperson shall appoint the chairperson of the expert committee (hereinafter referred to as "chairperson of the expert committee") from among members referred to in paragraph (1).
(3) The chairperson of the expert committee shall convene and preside over meetings of the expert committee.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 94-9 (Persons Requested to Submit Data, etc.)
"Persons prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 74-8 (1) 8 of the Act means persons directly involved in deliberation and resolution on matters under the subparagraphs of Article 74-5 (1) of the Act, such as a physician who diagnoses and treats an applicant.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 94-10 (Administrative Secretary)
(1) The Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement and each subcommittee shall have an administrative secretary, respectively, to conduct affairs of the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement and of each subcommittee.
(2) The Chairperson shall designate each administrative secretary from among public officials under his/her jurisdiction.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 94-11 (Allowances, etc. of Members)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may pay an attendance allowance, agenda review allowance, travel expenses, etc. to non-permanent members or outside experts who attend meetings of the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement, subcommittees or the expert committee, or examine the agenda within budgetary limits.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may additionally pay an allowance for presiding over meetings to non-permanent members who preside over meetings as the chairperson of a subcommittee and the chairperson of the expert committee, within budgetary limits.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 94-12 (Detailed Rules of Operation)
In addition to matters provided for in Article 94-5 through 94-11, the Chairperson shall prescribe matters necessary to operate the Patriots and Veterans Entitlement Committee, subcommittees and the expert committee following resolutions adopted by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
CHAPTER IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 95 (Recovery of Veterans' Benefits, etc.)
(1) Where a reason for recovery of veterans' benefits, etc. to be recovered pursuant to Article 75 (1) of the Act arises, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall give notice demanding the return of veterans' benefits, etc. to a person who has received veterans' benefits, etc. (excluding a person exempted from duty to return veterans' benefits, etc. pursuant to Article 76 of the Act). In such cases, the person shall return such veterans' benefits, etc., within 30 days. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall issue a reminder notice within a fixed period for payment not exceeding 15 days within seven days from the deadline for refund to a person who fails to pay the refund within the period of payment under paragraph (1). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) Any person who receives a notice demanding payment or reminder notice pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall return veterans’ benefits, etc. to an institution receiving national revenues; and the head of an institution receiving national revenues in receipt of such refund shall immediately send a notice informing the receipt of the refund to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 96 (Write-off)
Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to write-off the refund because a person who should return veterans' benefits, etc. goes missing or has no property, or it is impracticable to recover veterans' benefits, etc. due to extenuating circumstances, a resolution approving the write-off shall be adopted by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 97 (Grounds for Exemption from Duty to Return Veterans' Benefits, etc.)
(1) Cases where a person is allowed to be exempted from obligation to return veterans' benefits, etc. pursuant to Article 76 of the Act means any of the following:
1. Where the rank, service number, name, domicile of origin of a person notified as a person killed in action or in the line of duty, or wounded in action or in the line of duty, the date of his/her death or the date he/she suffered wounds, the area where he/she was killed or injured, etc. are different from those notified in accordance with the military record or police record;
2. Where the classification of death and the classification of discharge of a person notified as a person killed in action or in the line of duty, or wounded in action or in the line of duty is rectified and notified as a person who was not killed in action or in the line of duty, or wounded in action or in the line of duty;
3. Where a person notified as a person killed in action or in the line of duty, or wounded in action or in the line of duty returns is alive or is confirmed to be alive;
4. Where it is impracticable to verify a casualty classification of a person notified as a person killed in action or in the line of duty, or wounded in action or in the line of duty on the military record or police record;
5. Where a person who received compensation pursuant to the Act is confirmed that he/she fails to meet requirements for registration as a person who rendered distinguished service to the State for any ground not attributable to him/her.
(2) Where grounds for exemption from obligation to return veterans' benefits, etc. under paragraph (1) occur, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall immediately examine and verify such grounds; and where he/she intends to exempt a person from duty to return veterans' benefits, etc., a resolution approving exemption shall be adopted by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 98 (Demeaning Conduct, etc.)
(1) "Demeaning conduct prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Articles 78 (1) and 79 (1) 5 of the Act means any of the following: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Compelling a person to accord an unfair advantage or helping a person gain an unfair advantage by using the status of a person who rendered distinguished service to State;
2. Unlawfully interfering with a public official in executing his/her duty by violence, intimidation, damage to property or other means.
(2) "Crimes prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 78 (2) of the Act means crimes prescribed by the Criminal Act: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where a person commits a crime by negligence.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 99 (Determination of Persons, etc. Subject to Suspending Compensation)
(1) Where the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement intends to adopt a resolution concerning any of the following matters, it shall require the relevant person to attend its meeting and shall hear his/her opinion. In such cases, where the relevant person submits his/her opinion in writing, he/she shall be deemed to have attended its meeting; and where he/she fails to attend its meeting at the designated time without any justifiable reason, he/she shall be deemed to have no opinion: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014>
1. Suspending compensation under Article 78 (1) of the Act;
2. Revoking eligibility to be governed by the Act under Article 79 (1) 5 of the Act;
3. Determining registration of persons eligible to be governed by the Act, who were excluded from persons eligible to be governed by the Act under Article 79 (3) of the Act.
(2) Where the Chairperson deliberates on and determines matters concerning paragraph (1), he/she shall immediately notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of such determination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
(3) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs is notified of the result under paragraph (2) shall determine matters specified in the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) within 20 days, and notify the relevant person of the result thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 100 (Application Mutatis Mutandis to Persons with Disabilities)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may conduct physical examinations of persons with disabilities referred to in Articles 5 (5) and (6), 12 (2) and 15-2 (3) of the Act by applying Section 2 of CHAPTER 1 mutatis mutandis thereto. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 101 (Issuance of Certificate of Distinguished Service to State, Certificate of Bereaved Family of Person of Distinguished Service to State, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall issue a certificate of distinguished service to the State or certificate of bereaved family member of a person who rendered distinguished service to the State to persons who rendered distinguished service to the State or bereaved family members with priority registered pursuant to Article 6 (3) of the Act to certify as persons who rendered distinguished service to the State or their bereaved family members. In such cases, where a bereaved family member with priority is the father or the mother of the person who rendered distinguished service to the State, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall also issue a certificate of bereaved family member of a person who rendered distinguished service to the State to the mother or the father who is not a bereaved family member with priority. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
(2) Where a person who rendered distinguished service to the State (including a soldier, police officer, etc. corresponding to a person who rendered distinguished service to the State under Article 73-2 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State before the aforesaid Act is amended by Act No. 11041) registered pursuant to Article 6 (3) of the Act, his/her bereaved family member or family member files an application, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may issue a certificate verifying him/her as a person who rendered distinguished service to the State, his/her bereaved family member or family member. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 101-2 (Procedures, etc. for Payment of Monetary Rewards)
(1) Any person who intends to report a person who engages in fraud falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 82-7 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "person who engages in fraud") shall submit a report on the fraudulent act to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs in receipt of a report under paragraph (1) shall examine the facts related to a person who engages in fraud, and notify a person who has reported a person who engages in fraud of the result thereof.
(3) Where a person who has reported a person who engages in fraud intends to receive a monetary reward, he/she shall submit an application for payment of a monetary reward to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs along with documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister after he/she receives a notice under paragraph (2).
(4) Except in extenuating circumstances, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay a monetary reward within 30 days from the date an application for payment of the monetary reward is filed.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 101-3 (Standards for Paying Monetary Rewards)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay a monetary reward under Article 82-7 (1) of the Act of up to three million won per case as follows:
1. Where the amount of the monetary reward received fraudulently is at least five million won: The amount equivalent to 10/100 of the amount of the monetary reward received fraudulently;
2. Where the amount of the monetary reward fraudulently obtained is less than five million won or zero: 500,000 won.
(2) The limits on the annual payment of monetary rewards (referring to the period from January 1 to December 31) paid to one person pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be 15 million won.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27644, Nov. 29, 2016]
 Article 101-4 (Methods of Payment of Monetary Rewards At time of Competition of Reports)
(1) Where at least two persons jointly report on the same fraud case, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay a monetary reward by distributing it equally: Provided, That where persons to be paid a monetary reward file an application for payment of the monetary reward after reaching an agreement on the method of distribution in advance, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay the monetary reward as agreed.
(2) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs receives at least two reports on the same fraud case, he/she shall pay a monetary reward to the first reporter.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Article 101-5 (Limits on Payment of Monetary Rewards)
In any of the following cases, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may choose not to pay a monetary reward:
1. Where the details of fraud reported are already disclosed in mass media or are being examined or investigated;
2. Where a person who has reported a fraud case is a public official or employee belonging to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs;
3. In cases of a report falling under Article 82-7 (1) 2 of the Act, three months have not passed from the last day of the month in which the date rights are extinguished;
4. Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems it appropriate not to pay a monetary reward.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012]
 Articles 101-6 through 101-8 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
 Article 102 (Delegation or Entrustment of Authority)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall delegate his/her authority over the following matters (excluding subparagraphs 13, 14, 17 and 21) to the director of a regional office of patriots and veterans affairs or the head of a branch of patriots and veterans affairs having jurisdiction over the domicile (where the domicile is Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, referring to Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor), and delegate his/her authority over matters referred to in subparagraphs 13, 14, 17 and 21 to the director of a regional office of patriots and veterans affairs or the head of a branch of patriots and veterans affairs having jurisdiction over an educational institution (where an educational institution is located in Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, referring to Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor) pursuant to Article 83 (1) of the Act: Provided, That where he/she delegates his/her authority to Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor, his/her authority transferred to Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor pursuant to Article 342 of the Special Act on the Establishment of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Development of Free International City among his/her authority over the following shall be excluded: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
1. Registration and determination provided for in Article 6 of the Act;
2. Reporting on changes in personal circumstances under Article 6-2 of the Act and measures based thereon;
3. Affairs concerning physical examinations, such as receiving applications for physical examinations, requesting physical examinations, and notifying determination as to disability ratings, under Article 6-3 of the Act;
4. Further approval of disabilities under Article 6-5 of the Act;
5. Determining persons whose rights to receive compensation are extinguished pursuant to Article 6-5 of the Act and receiving notification under paragraph (5) of the aforesaid Article;
6. Paying monetary compensation under Article 12 (1) through (3) of the Act;
7. Receiving documents evidencing the support or raising of a person who rendered distinguished service to the State and a written designation of a recipient of monetary compensation under Article 13 (2) of the Act, Articles 24 (1) and 24-2 of this Decree;
8. Paying cost of living allowances under Article 14 of the Act, receiving applications for payment of cost of living allowances, examining and inquiring to determine persons eligible for the payment thereof and requesting to provide financial information, etc. under Articles 14-2 through 14-4 of the Act;
9. Determining the payment of nursing allowances, family allowances, severe disability supplemental allowances, allowances for military merit honor and allowances for children of soldiers and police officers killed in the Korean War under Articles 15 (1), 15-2 (1), 16 (1), 16-2 (1) and 16-3 (1) of the Act, paying lump-sum death benefits under Article 17 (1) through (3) of the Act, paying veterans' benefits and suspending the payment of veterans' benefits under Articles 18 and 20 of the Act;
10. Verifying persons eligible to receive veterans' benefits, etc. under Article 32-3 and designating a person who receives veterans' benefits, etc. on behalf of a veteran under Article 33;
11. Receiving applications for educational assistance and determining persons eligible for educational assistance under Article 22 of the Act;
12. Verifying persons eligible for educational assistance who wish to be admitted to school under Article 36 (1);
13. Preparing and submitting a list of applicants for admission to school under Article 36 (2);
14. Receiving notification of determination of admission to school of persons eligible for educational assistance under Article 40;
15. Verification of persons eligible for educational assistance who wish to transfer to another school under Article 41;
16. Issuing certificates of eligibility for educational assistance under Article 42 (4) and issuing certificates of eligibility for exemption from university tuition fees, etc. under paragraph (5) of the aforesaid Article;
17. Receiving applications for providing subsidies filed by private universities, etc. and determination whether to provide subsidies under Article 42 (6) and (7);
18. Receiving applications for payment of tuition fees, etc. and determining whether to provide subsidies under Article 25 (4) of the Act and Article 42-2 of this Decree;
19. Receiving applications for subsidies and provision of subsidies under Article 25-2 of the Act and Article 42-3 of this Decree;
20. Providing educational subsidies under Article 26 of the Act;
21. Receiving notices of changes in school attendance under Article 44;
22. Issuing certificates of eligibility for employment assistance under Article 31 of the Act and Article 49 of this Decree;
23. Receiving applications for employment assistance under Article 31-2 of the Act;
24. Referring persons eligible for employment assistance under Article 32 of the Act;
25. Receiving notifications concerning the fixed number and employment of public officials in general service, etc. of State agencies, etc., verifying and examining the conditions of employment on State agencies, etc., requesting rectification or supplement, and receiving notifications of the results thereof;
26. Receiving reports filed by enterprises, etc., instructions concerning requests for explanation made by public officials and requests for submitting relevant data to understand the actual conditions of enterprises, etc. under Article 33-3 (1) and (2) of the Act;
27. Referring persons eligible for employment assistance, employment orders to enterprises, etc., and notifying the employment to persons eligible for employment assistance under Article 34 of the Act;
28. Restrictions on employment assistance under Article 34-2 of the Act;
29. Requesting rectification and receiving notifications of the results under Article 36 (2) and (3) of the Act;
30. Receiving notifications of employment, etc. under Article 37 of the Act;
31. Providing vocational rehabilitation training and referring persons eligible for vocational skills development training under Article 38 (1) and (2) of the Act;
32. Providing subsidies, etc. for the development of skills needed for jobs, subsidization of expenses incurred in developing skills needed for jobs, requesting to submit data on vocational skills development training facilities, etc. under Article 39 (1) of the Act and Article 61-4 of this Decree;
33. Outsourcing medical diagnosis and treatment, and receiving notifications of emergency medical care under Article 42 (2) of the Act and Article 63 of this Decree;
34. Providing prosthetic devices under Article 43-2 of the Act;
35. Determining loans under Article 50 (2) of the Act (only applicable to authority only over persons prescribed by the Financial Services Commission, who fail to repay debts within the agreed period in commercial transactions, such as financial transactions);
36. Receiving applications for loans and the provision of loans under Article 52 (1) and (2) of the Act;
37. Receiving applications for providing subsidies and providing subsidies under Article 55 (1) and (2) of the Act;
38. Issuing letters of payment guarantee, acquiring collateral, providing guarantors, acquiring other collaterals and approving the substitution of the pledged assets under Article 56 (1) through (3), (5), (7) and (8) of the Act;
39. Set-off of the principal of and interest on loans, etc. under Article 59 of the Act;
40. Appointing appraisers under Article 76;
41. Receiving reports on succession to loans under Article 62-2 (2) of the Act;
42. Receiving applications for providing subsidies to care assistance and providing subsidies under Article 63-2 of the Act;
43. Requests for re-examination under Article 74-10 of the Act;
44. Receiving objections and notifying the result under Article 74-18 of the Act;
45. Recovery of veterans' benefits, etc., collection according to examples of the compulsory collection of delinquent national taxes and writes-off under Article 75 of the Act;
46. Exemption from obligation to return under Article 76 of the Act;
47. Suspending compensation and notifying the result under Article 78 of the Act and Article 99 of this Decree;
48. Revoking eligibility to be governed by the Act, and re-registration of persons excluded under Article 79 (1) through (4) of the Act, requests for verifying criminal records under paragraph (5) of the aforesaid Article;
49. Requests for cooperation from relevant institutions, etc. under Article 82-6 of the Act;
49-2. Issuing certificates of distinguished service to the State, certificates of bereaved families of persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, and written confirmations under Article 101;
50. Paying monetary rewards under Article 82-7 of the Act;
51. Imposing and collecting administrative fines under Article 86 of the Act.
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 16659, Dec. 31, 1999>
(3) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall entrust his/her authority over elder care assistance and foster care assistance under Articles 63 and 64 of the Act to the president of the Korea Veterans Health Service.
(4) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall entrust affairs concerning the payment of veterans' benefits under Article 11 of the Act and educational subsidies under Article 26 of the Act to postal offices and banks. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
(5) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall entrust affairs concerning providing loans (excluding affairs concerning providing loans to persons prescribed by Financial Services Commission, who fail to repay debts within the agreed period in commercial transactions, such as financial transactions) under Articles 46 through 56 and 59 through 62 of the Act to banks under Articles 2 (1) 2 of the Banking Act pursuant to Article 83 (2) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22493, Nov. 15, 2010>
(6) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall entrust affairs concerning physical examinations (excluding affairs delegated to the director of the competent office of patriots and veterans affairs or the head of the competent branch of patriots and veterans affairs pursuant to paragraph (1) 1) under the subparagraphs of Article 6-3 (2) of the Act to heads of veterans affairs medical centers pursuant to Article 83 (3) of the Act. In such cases, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may wholly or partially subsidize expenses incurred in conducting physical examinations, within budgetary limits. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009]
 Article 102-2 (Processing Sensitive Information and Personally Identifiable Information)
(1) Where it is inevitable to conduct the following affairs, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (including persons to whom he/she has delegated or entrusted his/her authority pursuant to Article 102) may process data including information about health under Article 23 of the Personal Information Protection Act, resident registration numbers under subparagraph 1 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Decree of the aforesaid Act, passport numbers under subparagraph 2 of the aforesaid Article or foreigner registration numbers under subparagraph 4 of the aforesaid Article: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
1. Affairs concerning registrating, determining, etc. under Articles 6, 6-3 and 6-5 of the Act;
2. Affairs concerning reporting changes under Article 6-2 of the Act;
3. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
4. Affairs concerning honorable treatment of and support for persons of distinguished service to the State, soldiers, police officers, etc. corresponding to persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, and their bereaved families or families under the Act and this Decree;
5. Affairs concerning establishing, operating, etc. of the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement under the Act and this Decree;
6. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26774, Dec. 30, 2015>
7. Affairs concerning recovering veterans' benefits, etc. and exemption from duty to return veterans' benefits, etc. under Articles 75 and 76 of the Act;
8. Affairs concerning suspending compensation under Article 78 of the Act;
9. Affairs concerning revoking eligibility to be governed by the Act under Article 79 of the Act;
10. Affairs necessary to conduct affairs under subparagraphs 1, 2 and 6 through 9.
(2) Where it is inevitable to conduct affairs concerning honorable treatment of and support for persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, soldiers, police officers, etc. corresponding to persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, and their bereaved families or families under the Act and this Decree, the head of a local government (where he/she has delegated or entrusted the relevant authority, including a person to whom he/she has delegated or entrusted the relevant authority) may process data including resident registration numbers under subparagraph 1 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Decree of the Personal Information Protection Act. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25532, Aug. 6, 2014>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012]
 Article 102-3 (Re-Evaluation of Restrictions)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall evaluate the validity of the following matters every three years (referring to the period until the day before the third anniversary) based on the following base date, and take measures, such as improvements:
1. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016>
2. Restricting employment assistance under Article 58: January 1, 2014;
3. Demeaning conduct under Article 98: January 1, 2014;
4. Determining persons, etc. subject to suspension of compensation under Article 99: January 1, 2014.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall review the validity of the following every three years (referring to the period until the day before the third anniversary) based on the following base date, and take measures, such as improvements: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016>
1. Grounds for failure to undergo a physical examination under Article 17 (3): January 1, 2017;
2. Criteria for imposing administrative fines under Article 103 and attached Table 11: January 1, 2017.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25050, Dec. 30, 2013]
 Article 103 (Criteria for Imposing Administrative Fines)
Criteria for imposing administrative fines under Article 86 (1) and (2) of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 11.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016]
 Article 104 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009>
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1985.
Article 2 (Repeal of Statutes)
The following Presidential Decrees are hereby repealed:
1. The Enforcement Decree of the Veterans's Benefits and Compensation Act;
2. The Enforcement Decree of the Act on Special Benefits for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State;
3. The Enforcement Decree of the Veterans' Benefits and Monetary Compensation Act;
4. The Enforcement Decree of the Act on Education and Protection of Children of Persons Eligible for Veterans' Benefits;
5. The Enforcement Decree of the Act on Appointment of Persons Eligible for Veterans' Benefits;
6. The Enforcement Decree of the Act on Employment of Persons Eligible for Veterans' Benefits;
7. The Enforcement Decree of the Act on Loans for Settlement of Persons Eligible for Veterans' Benefits;
8. The Regulations concerning Payment of Veterans' Benefits;
9. The Regulations concerning Medical Service for Wounded Soldiers and Police Officers;
10. The Regulations concerning Free Travel Pass of Wounded Soldiers and Police Officers on Train and Issuance of Free Travel Pass.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Application for Registration, etc.)
Any person who has filed an application or report related to various veterans' benefits, such as an application for registration and application for employment, pursuant to statutes repealed pursuant to Article 2 of the Addenda as at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed to have filed an application or report pursuant to this Decree.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Calculation of Interest Rate Added to Retirement Pension)
Where a person the payment of whose pension was suspended due to his/her employment as at the time this Decree enters into force retires, the former provisions thereof shall apply to the rate of interest added to the pension the payment of which was suspended in calculating the retirement pension paid to him/her by December 31, 1984.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Payment of Basic Pension to Patriots and Their Bereaved Families)
Notwithstanding Article 22, the amount of the basic pension paid to patriots and their bereaved families being protected in a nursing facility or foster care facility of the State or a local government, etc. at the expense of the State pursuant to Article 20 (2) of the Act at the time this Decree enters into force shall be the equivalent to the pension under the former provision thereof.
Article 6 Omitted.
Article 7 (Relationship to Other Statutes)
Where statutes repealed pursuant to Article 2 of the Addenda or any provisions thereof are cited by other Acts and subordinate statutes at the time this Decree enters into force, in which case this Decree contains the relevant provisions, this Decree or the relevant provisions of this Decree shall be deemed cited in lieu of the provisions of such statutes repealed; and where the Enforcement Decree of the Memorial Project Fund for Patriots Act is cited by other statutes, the Enforcement Decree of the Memorial Project Fund for National Martyrs and Patriots Act shall be deemed cited; where the Enforcement Decree of the Korea Veterans Relief and Welfare Corporation Act is cited by other statutes, the Enforcement Decree of the Korea Veterans Welfare Corporation Act shall be deemed cited; and where the Enforcement Decree of the Veterans Fund Act is cited by other statutes, the Enforcement Decree of the Patriots and Veterans Fund Act shall be deemed cited, respectively.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 11842, Dec. 31, 1985>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1986.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 12060, Dec. 31, 1986>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1987: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 22 shall enter into force on July 1, 1987.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 12262, Oct. 26, 1987>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 1, 1987.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Physical Examinations, etc.)
A new physical examination, physical examination for reexamination, physical examination for reverification or physical examination for reclassification for which an application was filed pursuant to the former provisions as at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed filed pursuant to this Decree.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Disability Ratings)
The disability rating mentioned as "Grade 2 (A)" in the items mentioned in a certificate issued by the Administrator of the Patriots and Veterans Affairs Administration pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force shall be construed as "Grade 3", the disability rating mentioned as "Grade 2 (B)" shall be construed as "Grade 5", and the disability rating mentioned as "Grade 3" shall be construed as "Grade 6."
Article 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 12375, Dec. 31, 1987>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1988: Provided, That the following amended provisions shall enter into force on July 1, 1988:
1. The amended provisions of Articles 22, 31 (1) and 43 (3);
2. The amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (h) ii) of Persons of Distinguished Service to the State, and subparagraphs 2 (a) iii) and iv), (b), (c) iv) and v) of Bereaved Families of Persons of Distinguished Service to the State of the Classifications of Payment of Additional Pension specified in attached Table 3;
3. The amended provisions concerning the date of payment of monetary compensation specified in attached Table 6.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Physical Examinations, etc.)
A new physical examination; physical examination for reexamination; physical examination for reverification; or physical examination for reclassification for which an application was filed pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed filed pursuant to this Decree.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Disability Ratings)
The disability rating mentioned as "Special Grade" in the items mentioned in a certificate issued by the Administrator of the Patriots and Veterans Affairs Administration pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force shall be construed as "Grade 1 (1)", the disability rating mentioned as "Grade 1" shall be construed as "Grade 1 (3)."
Article 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 12589, Dec. 31, 1988>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1989: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (h) of Persons of Distinguished Service to the State, and subparagraph 2 (c) vi) of Bereaved Families of Persons of Distinguished Service to the State of the Classifications of Payment of Additional Pension specified in attached Table 4 shall enter into force on July 1, 1989.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Abolition of Monetary Compensation Suspension System)
Suspended pensions under Article 2 (2) of the Addenda of the Act shall be refunded in lump sum in order of seniority of the persons eligible for refunds, and in order of lowest income of the standard of living; and the Administrator of the Patriots and Veterans Affairs Administration shall prescribe the scope, method, etc. of providing the same by year.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 12816, Oct. 11, 1989>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 1, 1989.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Disability Ratings)
A person who has failed to be reclassified as Grade 6 (1) of the disability ratings pursuant to the provisions of this Decree, who corresponds to Grade 6 of the disability ratings pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force, shall be deemed a person correspondin to Grade 6 (2) of the disability ratings.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 12852, Dec. 14, 1989>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, and apply from November 1, 1989.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 12894, Dec. 30, 1989>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1990: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (c) vi) of Bereaved Families of Persons of Distinguished Service to the State of the Classifications of Payment of Additional Pension specified in attached Table 4 shall enter into force on July 1, 1990.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 13072, Aug. 13, 1990>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on August 15, 1990.
(2) (Transitional Measures)
The Administrator of the Patriots and Veterans Affairs Administration shall pay additional pensions and lump-sum death benefits corresponding to a person awarded the Order of Merit for National Foundation Grade 4; person awarded the Order of Merit for National Foundation Grade 5; and his/her bereaved family to a person awarded the Patriot Medal; person who received a Patriot Citation; and his/her bereaved family as at the time this Decree enters into force, respectively.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 13173, Dec. 1, 1990>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 13184, Dec. 18, 1990>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 13236, Dec. 31, 1990>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1991.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 13282, Feb. 1, 1991>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 13564, Dec. 31, 1991>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1992.
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 17289, Jun. 30, 2001>
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 13646, May 18, 1992>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 1992.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Employment Protection, etc. of Soldiers Discharged from Long-Term Military Service)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 91 (1) and (2), the Administrator of the Patriots and Veterans Affairs Administration shall provide employment protection under the former provisions thereof, to non-commissioned officers discharged from long-term military service determined as persons eligible for employment protection by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement among non-commissioned officers discharged after April 4, 1981, as at the time this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 13824, Dec. 31, 1992>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1993.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 14071, Dec. 31, 1993>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1994.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 14312, Jun. 30, 1994>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 14397, Oct. 6, 1994>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 through 14 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 14507, Dec. 31, 1994>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1995.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 14896, Dec. 30, 1995>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1996.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 15136, Aug. 8, 1996>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 15256, Dec. 31, 1996>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1997.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Awarding Certificates of Distinguished Service to the State)
A certificate of distinguished service to the State awarded at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed a certificate of distinguished service to the State awarded pursuant to this Decree.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Unification of Table of Employment Rates)
Where the number of persons eligible for employment protection employed by an institution providing employment protection at the time this Decree enters into force exceeds the number of persons to be preferentially employed pursuant to the amended provision of the proviso to Article 49 (1), such institution providing employment protection shall not discharge or dismiss such persons eligible for employment protection on the grounds of such excess.
(4) (Amendment to National Cemeteries Decree) Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 15486, Sep. 30, 1997>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
Article 3 (Relationship to Other Statutes)
Where the former Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, is or any provisions thereof are cited in other statutes at the time this Decree enters into force, in which case this Decree contains the relevant provisions, this Decree or the relevant provisions of this Decree shall be deemed cited.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 15792, May 9, 1998>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 22 and 26 and attached Tables 4 through 6 shall apply from January 1, 1998.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 15870, Aug. 21, 1998>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 16174, Mar. 3, 1999>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions concerning the employment rates in the banking industry and banking and insurance-related service industry of attached Table 8 shall apply from January 1, 2001.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures Following Amendment to Table of Employment Rates)
(1) Where the number of persons eligible for employment protection preferentially employed by an enterprise, etc. (including persons to whom employment protection should be provided in accordance with an employment order pursuant to paragraph (2); hereinafter in this paragraph the same shall apply) at the time this Decree enters into force exceeds the number of persons who should be preferentially employed pursuant to the amended provisions of attached Table 8, the former provisions of attached Table 8 shall apply until the number of persons eligible for employment protection who have been preferentially employed at the time this Decree enters into force reach to the number of persons preferentially employed pursuant to the amended provisions of attached Table 8.
(2) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 8, any enterprise, etc. that has failed to comply with an employment order which it received before this Decree enters into force shall comply with the employment order in accordance with the employment rate under the former provisions thereof.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 16659, Dec. 31, 1999>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2000.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Applications for New Physical Examinations, etc.)
Applicants for a new physical examination, physical examination for re-examination, physical examination for re-verification and physical examination for re-classification pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed to have applied for such physical examinations pursuant to this Decree.
(3) (Special Cases concerning submission to Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement)
Notwithstanding Article 8 (2), the Administrator of the Patriots and Veterans Affairs Administration may conduct physical examinations of persons confirmed and notified as persons wounded in action or in the line duty by the head of an agency to which they belonged before December 31, 1988 among persons who apply for registration of persons of distinguished service to the State because Grade 7 of the disability ratings is newly established without submitting them to the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 16876, Jun. 27, 2000>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2000.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17094, Dec. 30, 2000>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2001: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 27-2 and 27-3 shall enter into force on July 1, 2001.
(2) (Applicability to Cost of Living Allowances, etc.)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 5, the former provisons thereof shall apply to the amounts of cost of living allowances paid to children of soldiers and police officers killed in the Korean War.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17158, Mar. 27, 2001>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 27, 2001.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17289, Jun. 30, 2001>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2001.
(2) through (4) Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 17290, Jun. 30, 2001>
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2001.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 17479, Dec. 31, 2001>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2002.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17565, Mar. 30, 2002>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, and apply from March 1, 2002: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 20 (1) and (2), and attached Table 4 shall enter into force on October 1, 2002.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Registration)
Notwithstanding Articles 3 and 94-3 and attached Table 1, persons registered as persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, persons eligible for assistance, etc. pursuant to the former provisions of Article 3-2 and attached Table 1 at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed registered pursuant to this Decree.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17687, Jul. 27, 2002>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17857, Dec. 30, 2002>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2003.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Confirmation of Cause of Death)
The amended provisions of Article 20 (3) shall apply to a person not verified at the time this Decree enters into force as to whether he/she died of wounds among soldiers and police officers wounded in action, soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty, persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution and special contributors who suffered wounds corresponding to Grade 6 of the disability ratings, who died before this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 17952, Apr. 4, 2003>
This Decree shall enter into force on May 1, 2003.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 18227, Jan. 17, 2004>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, and apply from January 1, 2004.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 18312, Mar. 17, 2004>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18318, Mar. 17, 2004>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 42, 46, 48 through 56 and 60 shall enter into force on January 1, 2004: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 73 shall enter into force on April 1, 2004.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Determination of Disability Ratings)
The former provisions of attached Table 3 shall apply to a person whose disability rating is decreased pursuant to the amended provisions thereof even though the level of disability is unchanged, whose disability rating was determined pursuant to the former provisions thereof at the time this Decree enters into force.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Calculation of Interest on Overdue Accounts of Persons Who Delay in Repayment of Principal of Loans)
Interest on the overdue account of a person who delays in the repayment of the principal of a loan at the time this Decree enters into force shall be calculated in accordance with an interest rate on overdue accounts under the former provisions until March 31, 2004.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 18684, Jan. 17, 2005>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, and apply from January 1, 2005.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18982, Jul. 27, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Physical Examinations)
The disability rating of an applicant for physical examination pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force shall be determined pursuant to the amended provisions of this Decree.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Determination of Disability Ratings)
The former provisions of attached Table 3 shall apply to a person whose disability rating is decreased pursuant to the amended provisions thereof even though the level of disability is unchanged, whose disability rating was determined pursuant to the former provisions thereof at the time this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19106, Oct. 26, 2005>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 46 shall enter into force on October 30, 2005.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19272, Jan. 13, 2006>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, and apply from January 1, 2006.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19347, Feb. 16, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19388, Mar. 10, 2006>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19780, Dec. 21, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2007: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 16 (1) and (4), 17 (1) and (5), 18, 19 (1) through (3), 94, 99 (1), 102 (1) 1 and 102 (4) shall enter into force on the date of their promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Payment of Additional Pensions)
(1) Regarding paying allowances under the amended provisions of Article 23 (1) to a person who rendered distinguished service to the State or his/her bereaved family who has been receiving additional pensions because he/she has no or is deemed not to have a son or lineal descendant, who is a man and is not less than 24 or less than 60 years of age in accordance with the former Article 23 and the classifications of the payment of additional pensions of attached Table 4 at the time this Act enters into force, the person shall be deemed not to have a child or lineal descendant who is at least 24 but less than 60 years of age, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 23 (2) and (3), and attached Table 4-2.
(2) Regarding paying allowances under the amended provisions of Article 23 (1) 4 to a bereaved family member who has been receiving additional pensions in accordance with the former Article 23 as at the time this Decree enters into force and the classifications of the payment of additional pensions of attached Table 4 because his/her children were killed in action or in the line of duty and consequently he/she has no son, the person shall be deemed not to have a child because his/her children were killed in action or in the line of duty, notwithstanding the amended provisions of the main sentence of Article 23 (2) and attached Table 4-2.
(3) Regarding paying allowances under the amended provisions of Article 23 (1), non-supporter allowances and death benefits for at least two persons shall be paid to a person receiving additional pensions on the grounds that he/she has no son or lineal descendant, who is a man, who is at least 24 but less than 60 years of age according to the former Article 23 and the classifications of the payment of additional pensions of attached Table 4 as at the time this Decree enters into force, along with additional pensions on the grounds that the same person is a bereaved family member of at least two persons deceased, notwithstanding the amended provisions of the proviso to Article 23 (2).
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19839, Jan. 19, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, and apply from January 1, 2007.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19979, Mar. 27, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on March 29, 2007: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 69, 78, 83, 102 (1) 15 and 102 (4) shall enter into force on July 1, 2007.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20514, Dec. 31, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provision of Article 8 (2) 2 shall enter into force on January 1, 2008.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Physical Examinations)
The disability rating of a person who applied for physical examination pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force shall be determined pursuant to the amended provisions of this Decree.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Determination of Disability Ratings)
The former provisions of attached Table 3 shall apply to a person whose disability rating is decreased pursuant to the amended provisions thereof even though the level of disability is unchanged, whose disability rating was determined pursuant to the former provisions thereof at the time this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20561, Jan. 22, 2008>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, and apply from January 1, 2008.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20727, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21050, Sep. 26, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on September 29, 2008.
Article 2 (Applicability to Number of Persons Eligible for Employment Assistance per Household)
The amended provision of Article 56 (2) shall apply beginning from the first person employed through referring persons eligible for special employment of public officials in technical service, etc. pursuant to Article 32 (2) of the Act after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Issuance of Certificate of Cancellation of Property Pledged as Collateral for Loan)
Where a person who has obtained a loan secured on property registered with additional remarks that the relevant property was acquired with the assistance of the loan, and cannot be transferred, pledged as collateral or seized pursuant to Article 56 (4) of the former Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State (referring to the Act before it is amended by Act No. 9079) applies for the issuance of a certificate of the cancellation of property pledged as collateral for the loan for the cancellation of such additional remarks to the registration, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may issue a certificate of the cancellation of property pledged as collateral for the loan pursuant to Article 77 (2) of this Decree.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21280, Jan. 28, 2009>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, but apply from January 1, 2009.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21573, Jun. 26, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21574, Jun. 26, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2009.
Article 2 (Applicability)
The amended provision of Article 63 (3) shall apply beginning from the first person who receives emergency medical care after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21686, Aug. 13, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Physical Examinations)
The disability rating of a person who applied for physical examination pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force shall be determined pursuant to the amended provisions of this Decree.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Determination of Disability Ratings)
A person whose disability rating is decreased pursuant to the amended provisions of attached Table 3 even though the level of disability is unchanged, whose disability rating was determined pursuant to the former provisions thereof at the time this Decree enters into force, shall be deemed to remain in the former disability rating.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21867, Dec. 7, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on December 10, 2009. (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21990, Jan. 15, 2010>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, but the amended provisions of Article 27-2, attached Tables 4, 5-2 and 6-2 shall apply from January 1, 2010.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on May 5, 2010.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted).
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 22467, Nov. 2, 2010>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22493, Nov. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 18, 2010.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 22607, Dec. 31, 2010>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2011.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23003, Jun. 30, 2011>
This Decree shall enter into force on June 30, 2011.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted).
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23515, Jan. 13, 2012>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, but apply from January 1, 2012.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23885, Jun. 27, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2012.
Article 2 (Special Cases concerning Examination of Requirements for Persons of Distinguished Service to the State)
Where a person who has failed to obtain a disability rating in a new physical examination or physical examination for reexamination among those deliberated and decided upon by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement meeting requirements for persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, etc. pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force re-applies for registration of a person who rendered distinguished service to the State, etc. after this Decree enters into force, he/she shall be deliberated and decided by the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement pursuant to Article 10 (1), notwithstanding Article 16 (2).
Article 3 (Applicability to Payment of Allowances)
The amended provisions of Articles 23, 26, 26-2, and 26-3, and attached Tables 4-2, 5-2 and 5-3 shall apply beginning from a person registered as a person who rendered distinguished service to the State (including a person determined to have incurred a physical disability corresponding to a disability rating pursuant to Article 3 of the Addenda of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State partly amended by Act No. 11041), his/her bereaved family or family by applying for registration after this Decree enters into force.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Registration)
(1) A person registered as a person who rendered distinguished service to the State, person falling under Article 73-2 of the Act before it is amended by the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State partly amended by the Act No. 11041 (hereinafter referred to as the "former Act"), his/her bereaved family or family pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed registered pursuant to this Decree, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 3 and attached Table 1.
(2) The former provisions of Article 3 and attached Table 1 shall apply to a person who applied for registration as a person who rendered distinguished service to the State, person falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act, his/her bereaved family or family pursuant to the former provisions thereof at the time this Decree enters into force, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 3 and attached Table 1.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Physical Examinations)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Articles 14 (1) and 19 (1), and attached Table 3, the former provisions thereof shall apply to determining disability ratings for applicants for physical examination pursuant to the former provisions as at the time this Decree enters into force or on whom the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs has determined to conduct physical examination ex officio.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Determination of Disability Ratings)
The former provisions of attached Table 3 shall apply to persons whose disability rating is decreased pursuant to the amended provisions thereof even though the level of disability is unchanged, who obtained a disability rating pursuant to the former provisions thereof at the time this Decree enters into force.
Article 7 (Transitional Measures concerning Applications for Cost of Living Allowances)
Persons who receive cost of living allowances pursuant to the former provisions of Articles 25, 25-2 and 25-3 at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed determined to receive cost of living allowances by applying for the cost of living allowances pursuant to the amended provisions thereof.
Article 8 (Transitional Measures concerning Restrictions on Number of Times Veterans Are specially Employed)
Notwithstanding the amended provision of Article 58 (2), the former provision thereof shall apply to restrictions on the number of times a person registered as a person who rendered distinguished service to the State, person falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act (including where the person applied for registration before this Decree enters into force and obtains registration after this Decree enters into force), his/her bereaved family or family pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Decree enters into force is specially employed.
Article 9 (Transitional Measures concerning Payment of Monetary Compensation)
(1) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 20 and attached Table 4, monetary compensation under subparagraph 3 (b) of attached Table 4 shall be paid to any of the following persons’ bereaved families, who obtain registration (including where a person applied for registration before this Decree enters into force and obtains registration after this Decree enters into force, but excluding where a person is determined to have incurred a physical disability corresponding to a disability rating pursuant to Article 3 of the Addenda of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State partly amended by Act No. 11041) at the time this Decree enters into force:
1. Soldiers and police officers killed in action, who fall under Article 4 (1) 3 (b) of the former Act, or soldiers and police officers who died in the line of duty, who fall under subparagraph 5 (b) of the aforesaid paragraph, and persons who fall under Article 73-2 of the former Act;
2. Soldiers and police officers wounded in action, soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty, persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution, special contributors who suffered wounds and persons falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act, who correspond to Grade 6 of the disability ratings. In such cases, the foregoing shall apply only to persons who died of the relevant wounds.
(2) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 20 and attached Table 4, monetary compensation under subparagraph 3 (c) of attached Table 4 shall be paid to bereaved families of any of the following persons, who obtain registration (including where a person applied for registration before this Decree enters into force and obtains registration after this Decree enters into force, but excluding where a person is determined to have incurred a physical disability corresponding to a disability rating pursuant to Article 3 of Addenda of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State partly amended by Act No. 11041) at the time this Decree enters into force:
1. Soldiers and police officers wounded in action, soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty, persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution, special contributors who suffered wounds and persons falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act, who correspond to Grade 6 of the disability ratings. In such cases, the foregoing shall apply only to persons who died from causes other than the relevant wounds;
2. Soldiers and police officers wounded in action, soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty, persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution, special contributors who suffered wounds and persons falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act, who correspond to Grade 7 of the disability ratings. In such cases, the foregoing shall apply only to persons who died of the relevant wounds.
Article 10 (Transitional Measures concerning Payment of Allowances)
(1) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 23 and attached Table 4-2, allowances in accordance with the classification of payment specified in the following table shall be paid to persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, persons falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act, and their bereaved families or families, who registered (including where a person applied for registration before this Decree enters into force and obtains registration after this Decree enters into force, but excluding where a person is determined to have incurred a physical disability corresponding to a disability rating pursuant to Article 3 of Addenda of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State partly amended by Act No. 11041) at the time this Decree enters into force: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24309, Jan. 14, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25095, Jan. 14, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 26050, Jan. 12, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 26873, Jan. 7, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 27753, Dec. 30, 2016>
ClassificationPersons eligible for paymentAmount of monthly payments (1,000 won)
1. Old age allowance(a) Persons over 60 years of age, falling under Article 12 (1) of the Act (excluding persons who rendered distinguished service to the April 19 Revolution) and volunteer student soldiers living in Japan falling under subparagraph 2 of the aforesaid paragraph; 97















(b) Bereaved spouses over 60 years of age, falling under Article 12 (1) 2, 3 and 4 of the Act (where a soldier or police officer wounded in action, soldier or police officer wounded in the line of duty, person wounded in the April 19 Revolution and special contributor who suffered wounds, who falls under Grade 7 of the disability ratings, died of such wounds, including one person with priority of a bereaved family; hereinafter in this Table the same shall apply);149
(c) Bereaved parents or grand parents over 60 years of age, falling under Article 12 (1) 2, 3, and 4 of the Act.97
2. No supporter allowance(a) Persons without a child at least 24 or but 60 years of age, who are over 60 years of age among persons falling under Article 12 (1) of the Act (excluding persons who rendered distinguished service to the April 19 Revolution) and volunteer student soldiers living in Japan falling under subparagraph 2 of the aforesaid paragraph:














1) Grade 5;274
2) Grade 6 (1);274
3) Grade 6 (2) and 7;274
4) Volunteer student soldiers living in Japan;274
(b) Bereaved spouses, falling under Article 12 (1) 2, 3 and 4 of the Act:
1) Persons without a child at least 24 or but 60 years of age, who are over 60 years of age;274
2) Persons without a child at least 24 or but 60 years of age, who are women over 55 years of age or women with disabilities;274
(c) Bereaved parents or grand parents, falling under Article 12 (1) 2, 3, and 4 of the Act:
1) Persons without a lineal descendant at least 24 but less than 60 years of age, who are over 60 years of age;274
2) Persons without a lineal descendant at least 24 but less than 60 years of age, who are widowed mothers not less than 55 or less than 60 years of age or widowed mothers with disabilities less than 55 years of age.274
3. Allowance for support of parents with no supporterPersons who support lineal ascendants (only applicable to persons without a lineal descendant at least 24 but less than 60 years of age) of persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, who are bereaved spouses falling under Article 12 1 2, 3 and 4 of the Act 149
4. Allowance for death of only sonPersons who become childless because their children were killed in action or died in the line of duty, who are bereaved parents falling under Article 12 (1) 2, 3 and 4 of the Act274
5. Allowance for death of at least two persons Bereaved spouses or parents, falling under Article 12 (1) 2, 3 and 4 of the Act:


(a) where the deceased (excluding cases where a soldier or police officer wounded in action, soldier or police officer wounded in the line of duty, person wounded in the April 19 Revolution, and special contributor who suffered wounds corresponding to Grade 7 of the disability ratings died from causes other the relevant wounds; hereinafter the same shall apply) are two persons;274
(b) Where the deceased are at least three persons, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay the amount of the allowance paid under item (a) plus 274,000 won per person for additional persons.
6. Wounded in action allowanceSoldiers and police officers wounded in action among persons falling under Article 12 (1) 1 of the Act 23
7. Child (younger brother and sister) support allowance(a) Bereaved spouses falling under Article 12 (1) 2, 3 and 4 of the Act:




1) Where he/she raises one child:50
2) Where he/she raises two children;185
3) Where he/she raises at least three, the amount of the allowance paid under sub-item 2) plus 185,000 won per child shall be paid for children added;
(b) Bereaved children falling under Article 12 (1) 2, 3 and 4 of the Act:
1) Where there is one minor younger brother or sister:100
2) Where there are two minor younger brothers or sisters:370
3) Where there are at least three minor younger brothers or sisters, the amount of the allowance paid under sub-item 2) plus 370,000 won per brother or sister shall be paid for additional brothers or sisters.
8. Special allowance for Grade 1 of disability ratingsPersons whose disability rating is Grade 1 among persons falling under Article 4 (1) 4, 6, 12 and 17 of the Act:




(a) Grade 1 (1);2,020
(b) Grade 1 (2);1,397
(c) Grade 1 (3).851
Remarks:
1. Where a person has grounds to be paid at least two allowances among allowances under subparagraphs 1 through 5, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall require him/her to select an allowance the monthly amount of which is the larger of the aforesaid allowances, and pay such allowance;
2. In cases of a person eligible for payment of allowances under subparagraphs 2 and 3, even where he/she has a child or lineal descendant not less than 24 or less than 60 years of age, who has a mental or physical disability falling under the classifications of disabilities of disabled persons specified in attached Table 2 or is a soldier on active service (including persons falling under a non-commissioned officer who did not apply for such position, person conscripted as full-time reservist, conscripted policeman, etc. under Articles 24 and 25 of the Military Service Act, and person conscripted as public service worker under Article 26 (1) 1 and 2 of the Military Service Act), who is in the compulsory military service, the person shall not be deemed to have a child or lineal descendant not less than 24 or less than 60 years of age.
(2) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 26 and attached Table 5-2, nursing allowances based on the classification of the following disability ratings shall be paid to soldiers and police officers wounded in action; soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty; persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution; public officials wounded in the line of duty and special contributors who suffered wounds; and persons falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act, who registered (including where a person applied for registration before this Decree enters into force and obtains registration after this Decree enters into force, but excluding where the person is determined to have incurred a physical disability corresponding to a disability rating pursuant to Article 3 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State partly amended by Act No. 11041) at the time this Decree enters into force: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24309, Jan. 14, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25095, Jan. 14, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 26050, Jan. 12, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 26873, Jan. 7, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 27753, Dec. 30, 2016>
1. Grade 1 (1): 2,306,000 won;
2. Grade 1 (2): 2,218,000 won;
3. Grade 1 (3): 2,138,000 won;
4. Grade 2 : 737,000 won.
Article 11 (Transitional Measures concerning Suspending Payment of Monetary Compensation)
(1) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 6-2, subparagraph 2 (b) of attached Table 6-2 shall apply to the amounts of monetary compensation the payment of which to bereaved families of any of the following persons, who registered (including where a person applied for registration before this Decree enters into force and obtains registration after this Decree enters into force, but excluding where the person is determined to have incurred a physical disability corresponding to a disability rating pursuant to Article 3 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State partly amended by Act No. 11041) at the this Decree enters into force, is suspended:
1. Soldiers and police officers killed in action falling under Article 4 (1) 3 (b) of the former Act or soldiers and police officers who died in the line of duty falling under subparagraph 5 (b) of the aforesaid paragraph, and persons falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act;
2. Soldiers and police officers wounded in action, soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty, persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution, special contributors who suffered wounds, and persons falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act corresponding to Grade 6 of the disability ratings. In such cases, the foregoing shall apply only to persons who died of the relevant wounds.
(2) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 6-2, subparagraph 2 (c) of attached Table 6-2 shall apply to the amounts of monetary compensation the payment of which to bereaved families of any of the following persons, who obtain registration (including where a person applied for registration before this Decree enters into force and obtains registration after this Decree enters into force, but excluding where the person is determined to have incurred a physical disability corresponding to a disability rating pursuant to Article 3 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State partly amended by Act No. 11041) as at the this Decree enters into force, is suspended:
1. Persons falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act corresponding to Grade 6 of the disability ratings. In such cases, the foregoing shall apply only to persons who died from causes other than the relevant wounds;
2. Soldiers and police officers wounded in action, soldiers and police officers wounded in the line of duty, persons wounded in the April 19 Revolution, special contributors who suffered wounds, and persons falling under Article 73-2 of the former Act corresponding to Grade 7 of the disability ratings. In such cases, the foregoing shall apply only to persons who died of the relevant wounds.
Article 12 (Transitional Measures concerning Compensation and Assistance to Soldiers, Police Officers, etc. Corresponding to Persons of Distinguished Service to the State)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 94-2, the former provisions thereof shall apply to determining, etc, veterans' benefits (excluding matters provided for in Articles 9 through 11 of the Addenda), educational assistance, employment assistance, medical assistance, loans to persons who obtained registration (including where a person applied for registration before this Decree enters into force and registered after this Decree enters into force), persons subject to suspension of compensation, etc., who fall under Article 73-2 of the former Act at the time this Decree enters into force.
Article 13 Omitted.
Article 14 (Relationship to Other Statutes)
Where any provisions of the former Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State are cited by other statutes at the time this Decree enters into force, in which case this Decree contains provisions corresponding thereto, the relevant provisions of this Decree shall be deemed cited in lieu of the former provisions.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 24013, Jul. 31, 2012>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, but the part concerning the adjustment of the amount of distinguished military service allowance shall apply from July 1, 2012.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24309, Jan. 14, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability)
This Decree shall begin to apply from the first monetary compensation, allowances, subsidies and educational subsidies paid after January 1, 2013: Provided, That among the amended provisions of attached Tables 4, 4-2 and 6, the part concerning persons of distinguished service to the April 19 Revolution shall begin to apply from the first monetary compensation, allowances and lump sum death benefits paid after July 1, 2012.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24412, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 24653, Jun. 28, 2013>
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2013.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24821, Oct. 30, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Stores in Public Facilities)
The amended provision of Article 88-3 (2) shall also apply where persons who rendered distinguished service to the State, their bereaved families, etc. apply for permission to use or profit from administrative property to operate stores in public facilities under the jurisdiction of the State, local governments and institutions under Article 88-3 (1) at the time this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Applicability to Methods of Granting Permission to Use or Profit)
The amended provision of Article 88-3 (3) shall begin to apply from the first contract (excluding where a contract is concluded according to a public announcement of bidding, but including where valid bidding has not been performed twice) after this Decree enters into.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24890, Dec. 4, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on December 5, 2013. (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 through 8 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25050, Dec. 30, 2013>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2014. (Proviso Omitted).
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25095, Jan. 14, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability)
This Decree shall apply beginning with monetary compensation and allowances paid after January 1, 2014.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25326, Apr. 28, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force on April 29, 2014.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25435, Jun. 30, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25448, Jul. 7, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 8, 2014.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25532, Aug. 6, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force on August 7, 2014.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25720, Nov. 11, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provision of Article 29 (3) shall enter into force on January 1, 2015.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2015.
Articles 2 through 16 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26050, Jan. 12, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability)
This Decree shall apply beginning with monetary compensation and allowances paid after January 1, 2015: Provided, That lump sum death benefits shall begin to apply from a person who dies after January 1, 2015.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26659, Nov. 20, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 25, 2016. (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26689, Nov. 30, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Persons Eligible for Additional Points to Employment Examination)
The amended provision of subparagraph 1 (b) of attached Table 8 shall begin to apply from persons eligible for employment assistance who apply for an employment examination that begins procedures for employment, such as a public announcement, after this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26774, Dec. 30, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted).
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26873, Jan. 7, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability)
This Decree shall begin to apply to the monetary compensation, allowances and educational subsidies paid after January 1, 2016.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27249, Jun. 21, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 23, 2016: Provided, That the amended provisions of attached Table 5-5 shall enter into force on July 1, 2016.
Article 2 (Applicability to Disabilities Eligible for and Timing of Physical Examination for Re-Determination Ex Officio)
The amended provisions of attached Table 3-2 shall apply beginning with the first person who obtains a disability rating under Article 6-4 of the Act after undergoing a new physical examination or physical examination for re-examination under Article 6-3 (2) 1 or 2 of the Act after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27644, Nov. 29, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 30, 2016.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Age Eligible for Employment Assistance Based on Special Employment of Veterans)
Where a person falling under Article 29 (1) 4 or 5 of the Act submitted an application for employment pursuant to subparagraph 2 of Article 49-2 before he/she attains the age of 35 years before this Decree enters into force, the former provisions of the proviso to Article 56 (1) shall apply to the age eligible for employment assistance, notwithstanding the amended provision thereof.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Standards for Payment of Monetary Rewards)
Notwithstanding the amended provision of Article 101-3, the former provision thereof shall apply to standards for payment of monetary rewards for any reports received before this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2017. (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 through 12 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27753, Dec. 30, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability)
This Decree shall begin to apply the monetary compensation and allowances paid after January 1, 2017.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28214, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.