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ACT ON HONORABLE TREATMENT OF PERSONS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE DURING SPECIAL MISSIONS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011

Amended by Act No. 11418, Mar. 21, 2012

Act No. 11556, Dec. 18, 2012

Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013

Act No. 11731, Apr. 5, 2013

Act No. 11849, jun. 4, 2013

Act No. 13199, Feb. 3, 2015

Act No. 13425, Jul. 24, 2015

Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015

Act No. 13717, Jan. 6, 2016

Act No. 13718, Jan. 6, 2016

Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016

Act No. 14170, May 29, 2016

Act No. 14420, Dec. 20, 2016

Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to grant honorable treatment to persons who have made extraordinary sacrifices for the nation in relation to special military missions and to their families, bereaved or not, thereby venerating the honor of persons of distinguished services during special military missions and contributing to the inspiration of patriotism of the public. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. The term "special military mission" means activities conducted for the purpose of collecting information, etc. on specific matters in a specific form, which require an extraordinary sacrifice to the nation;
2. The term "person of distinguished services during special military missions" refers to a person defined in Article 2 (1) 2 of the Act on Compensation to Persons Who Performed Special Military Missions and registered pursuant to Article 6 of this Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 3 (Eligible Persons)
Any of the following persons of distinguished services during special military missions and his/her family members, bereaved or not, shall be eligible for honorable treatment under this Act: <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. A person deceased or confirmed missing in the course of performing a special military mission: A person who is confirmed to have died or gone missing in the course of performing a special military mission or participating in education or training related to such mission (including arrested persons in an area to which they were dispatched in the course of performing a special military mission);
2. A person injured in the course of performing a special military mission: A person who was injured (or suffered from a disease; the same shall apply hereinafter) in the course of performing a special military mission or participating in education or training related to such mission, and was diagnosed injury specified in the disability rating under Article 6-4 of Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State (hereinafter referred to "disability rating"), in a physical examination conducted by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs;
3. A person of distinguished services for a special military mission: A person who performed a special military mission or participated in education or training related to such mission.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 4 (Scope of Family Members, Bereaved or Not)
(1) Family members, bereaved or not, of a person of distinguished services during special military missions, who are eligible for honorable treatment under this Act, are as follows: <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. The spouse;
2. Children;
3. Parents;
4. Grandparents with no adult lineal descendent;
5. Minor younger siblings with neither a lineal ascendant under 60 years of age nor an adult sibling.
(2) In cases of spouses under paragraph (1) 1, such spouses include persons in de facto marital relationship: Provided, That, cases where the spouse of a person of distinguished services during special military missions or a person who had a de facto marital relationship with a person of distinguished services during special military missions are excluded herefrom, if such spouse or person has or had a de facto marital relationship with any person other than the person of distinguished services during special military missions after the spouse or the person had been married, de jure or de facto, to the person of distinguished services during special military missions. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) In cases of children under paragraph (1) 2, if a child is adopted, the provisions of this Act shall apply to only one child, who is adopted by a person of distinguished services during special military missions with no lineal descendent. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(4) In cases of parents under paragraph (1) 3, if there is the spouse of a father or mother, who is not the biological father or mother of a person of distinguished services during special military missions, but who has raised or supported the person of distinguished services during special military missions, only one person who has mainly raised or supported the person of distinguished services shall be deemed his/her father or mother. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(5) In cases of grandparents under paragraph (1) 4, a grandparent is deemed to have no adult lineal descendent, if his/her adult lineal descendent is a person with disability who is incapable of earning a livelihood, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, or is any of the following persons currently in compulsory service: <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14170, May 29, 2016>
1. A soldier enlisted under Article 16 or 20 of the Military Service Act and currently in active duty service (including a noncommissioned officer enlisted not through volunteering);
2. A person called up for full-time reserve service under Article 22 of the Military Service Act;
3. An obligatory policeman or an obligatory fire-fighter seconded under Article 25 of the Military Service Act;
4. A person called up as a social service worker under Article 2 (1) 10 of the Military Service Act.
(6) In cases of minor younger siblings under paragraph (1) 5, if such siblings have a lineal ascendant under 60 years of age or an adult sibling, who is a person with disability who is incapable of earning a livelihood, as specified by Presidential Decree, or is in a compulsory service period as a person specified in any subparagraph of paragraph (5), they are deemed to have neither a lineal ascendant under 60 years of age nor an adult sibling. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 5 (Principle of Honorable Treatment)
Honorable treatment shall be granted to each person of distinguished services during special military missions and his/her family members, bereaved or not, according to the degree of his/her contribution and sacrifice, but the level of honorable treatment may be varied, taking into consideration their standard of living, age, etc. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 6 (Registration and Determination)
(1) A person who wishes to be registered as a person of distinguished services during special military missions or as a family member, bereaved or not, of such person shall file a registration application with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(2) Upon receipt of a registration application filed under paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall examine facts relevant to the requirements for eligibility and then determine whether the person is a person of distinguished services during special military missions or a family member, bereaved or not, of such person. In such cases, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall request the chairperson of the Committee for Deliberation on Compensation for Persons who Performed Special Military Missions under Article 4 of the Act on Compensation to Persons Who Performed Special Military Missions (hereinafter referred to as the "Compensation Deliberation Committee") to verify the facts relevant to the requirements for eligibility; and the Chairperson of the Compensation Deliberation Committee shall verify the facts relevant to the requirements for eligibility, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and shall notify results thereof to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems it necessary for determining whether an applicant is a person of distinguished services during special military missions or a family member, bereaved or not, of such person, he/she may refer the case to the National Merit Reward Commission under Article 74-5 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State (hereinafter referred to as the "National Merit Reward Commission") for deliberation and resolution thereon. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(4) Necessary matters concerning the order of priority, procedure, etc. of a registration application under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 7 (Reporting, etc. of Changes in Status)
(1) Where a person of distinguished services during special military missions or a family member, bereaved or not, of such person, falls within any of the following cases, the relevant applicant for registration filed under Article 6 (1) shall report such fact to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, without delay, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister:
1. Where such person or such family member is deceased;
2. Where such person or such family member has forfeited nationality;
3. Where such family member is no longer a family member, bereaved or not, under Article 4;
4. Where such person or such family member becomes a family member, bereaved or not, under Article 4;
5. Where such person or such family member falls under Article 79 (2);
6. Where such person or such family member falls under any provision of Article 80 (1) 1 through 4 and (2);
7. Where such person or such family member has been missing for at least one year or the ground for presuming such missing is cleared;
8. Where the?name, address, or date of birth is changed;
9. Other changes in status specified by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(2) Upon receipt of the report made under paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall change the order of priority of family members, revoke the relevant registration and determination, determine to register additionally, or take any other necessary measure; and shall notify the reporting person of the details of the measures taken by him/her and reasons therefor.
(3) In order to ascertain a change in the status under any subparagraph of paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may request the relevant person of distinguished services during special military missions or the family member, bereaved or not, of such person to submit necessary documents; and each person requested to submit documents shall comply with the request, in the absence of good cause to the contrary.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 8 (Accrual and Termination of Right to Honorable Treatment)
(1) A right to honorable treatment under this Act shall accrue from the month when an application for registration is filed in accordance with Article 6 (1): Provided, That, the right to the relevant treatment shall accrue from the month in which an application for educational assistance under Article 11-3 (1) or the allowance under Article 70-2 (2) is filed.
(2) If any of the events specified in Article 7 (1) 1 through 3 and Article 80 (1) and (2) occurs to a person of distinguished services during special military missions or any of his/her family members, bereaved or not, the right to honorable treatment under this Act terminates in the month immediately following the month in which the relevant event occurs. If the event specified in Article 7 (1) 2 or 80 (1) occurs to the person of distinguished services during special military missions, the right of his/her family members to honorable treatment terminates simultaneously.
(3) In either of the following cases, the right of a person of distinguished services during special military missions and his/her family members to honorable treatment under this Act terminates retroactively from the date on which the right accrued. In such cases, where the right of a person of distinguished services during special military missions to honorable treatment terminates, the right of his/her family members to honorable treatment terminates simultaneously:
1. If it is found that a person of distinguished services during special military missions or any of his/her family members obtains registration and determination, by fraud or other wrongful means;
2. If it is found that the person of distinguished services during special military missions does not meet the criteria for registration for persons of distinguished services during special military missions because of a serious defect notified by the Chairperson of the Compensation Deliberation Committee under the latter part of Article 6 (2) with respect to the facts relevant to the criteria for persons of distinguished services during special military missions.
(4) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to determine whether a case falling under any subparagraph of paragraph (3) exists, he/she shall investigate and examine the facts relevant to the case and refer the case to the National Merit Reward Commission for deliberation and resolution thereon.
(5) If the Chairperson of the Compensation Deliberation Committee becomes aware that a case falling under any subparagraph of paragraph (3) exists, he/she shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of relevant facts, without delay.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 9 (Relationship to Honorable Treatment, Support, etc. under Other Acts)
This Act shall not apply to a person who receives honorable treatment or support under the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State or the Act on Support for Persons Eligible for Veteran’s Compensation in relation to his/her performance of a special military mission: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply to Articles 54 through 58, 58-2 through 58-6, 59 through 65, 65-2, and 66 through 69. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
CHAPTER II EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
 Article 10 (Educational Assistance)
The State shall provide educational assistance to persons of distinguished services during the special military missions and their family members, bereaved or not, so that they can receive necessary education in the schools, etc. specified in any subparagraph of Article 11-2 (hereinafter referred to as "educational institutions") so as to support themselves as good members of society.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 11 (Persons Eligible for Educational Assistance, etc.)
(1) Persons who are eligible for educational assistance (hereinafter referred to as "persons eligible for educational assistance") shall be specified as follows:
1. A person injured in the course of performing a special military mission or a person of distinguished services for a special military mission;
2. A spouse of a person deceased or confirmed missing in the course of performing a special military mission;
3. Children of either of the persons specified in subparagraph 1;
4. Children of a person deceased or confirmed missing in the course of performing a special military mission.
(2) The education assistance to a person who falls under paragraph (1) 3 or 4 shall be provided only where the person is enrolled (including admission, re-admission, special admission, and transfer; the same shall apply hereinafter) in an educational institution by not later than the date when the person attains the age of 30 years.
(3) Educational assistance may be provided to any of the following persons, among those eligible for educational assistance, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, taking into consideration the standard median income under subparagraph 11 of Article 2 of the National Basic Living Security Act (hereinafter referred to as "standard median income") and the standard of living:
1. A person of distinguished services for a special military mission and children of such person;
2. Children of a person whose injury is diagnosed as lower than the disability rating specified by Presidential Decree, among the persons of distinguished services during special military missions.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 11-2 (Educational Institutions)
The educational institutions that shall provide educational assistance to the persons eligible for educational assistance are as follows:
1. Middle schools and high schools, as defined by Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and other equivalent schools: Provided, That foreigners' schools under Article 60-2 of the same Act are excluded herefrom;
2. Universities and colleges, as defined by Article 2 of the Higher Education Act, (including industrial colleges, teachers' colleges, junior colleges, distant learning colleges, and technical colleges; hereinafter referred to as "universities") and other equivalent schools: Provided, That graduate schools, as defined by Article 29-2 of the same Act, and graduate school universities, as defined by Article 30 of the same Act, are excluded herefrom;
3. Lifelong educational facilities whose credits are recognized under the Lifelong Education Act;
4. Educational or training institutions that operate the courses of study assessed and certified under the Act on Recognition of Credits, Etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 11-3 (Application for Educational Assistance)
(1) If a person who falls under any subparagraph of Article 11 (3) intends to receive educational assistance (hereinafter referred to as "applicant for educational assistance"), such person shall file an application for educational assistance with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
(2) When an applicant for educational assistance files the application under paragraph (1), the applicant and the responsible provider of the applicant (referring to the applicant's spouse, parent, or child who owes the duty to support the applicant and the spouse of such child; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall submit a written statement that they consent to the provision of the following data or information:
1. The average balance of deposits in the data or information about details of financial assets and financial transactions under subparagraphs 2 and 3 of Article 2 of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality and other data or information specified by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as "financial information");
2. The amount of debts in the credit information under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Credit Information Use and Protection Act and other data or information specified by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as "credit information);
3. Insurance premiums paid for the insurance under Article 4 (1) of the Insurance Business Act and other data or information specified by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as "insurance information").
(3) Upon receipt of an application under paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine whether to provide educational assistance according to the results of the inspection conducted under Article 11-4.
(4) Necessary matters concerning the method and procedure for applying for educational assistance under paragraph (1) and the method, procedure, etc. for consent under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 11-4 (Inspection, Inquiry, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may request an applicant for educational assistance or a beneficiary of educational assistance (a person to whom educational assistance is provided under any subparagraph of Article 11 (3); hereinafter the same shall apply) and his/her responsible provider to submit necessary documents or other data concerning income, property, etc. and may authorize public officials of the Ministry to enter the abode of the applicant for educational assistance or the beneficiary of educational assistance and his/her responsible provider or any other necessary place to inspect documents, etc. or ask necessary questions to involved people.
(2) A persons who enter a place to conduct an inspection or an inquiry under paragraph (1) shall carry an identification certifying his/her authority and produce it to the involved people.
(3) If an applicant for educational assistance or a beneficiary of educational assistance and his/her responsible provider refuses to submit documents or data in accordance with paragraph (1) or rejects, interferes with, or evades an inspection or an inquiry, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may rejects the application for educational assistance or may suspend educational assistance.
(4) Necessary matters concerning the scope, timing, and details of the inspection and inquiry under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 11-5 (Provision of Financial Information, etc.)
(1) Notwithstanding Article 4 (1) of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality and Article 32 (1) of the Credit Information Use and Protection Act, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may requests the heads of financial companies, etc. (referring to the financial companies, etc., as defined by subparagraph 1 of Article 1 of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality and the credit information collection agencies, as defined by Article 25 of the Credit Information Use and Protection Act; hereinafter the same shall apply) to provide the Minister with financial information, credit information, or insurance information (hereinafter referred to as "financial information or such") according to the written consent submitted by an applicant for educational assistance and his/her responsible provider under Article 11-3 (2) and converted into an electronic document.
(2) Notwithstanding Article 4 (1) of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality and Article 32 (1) of the Credit Information Use and Protection Act, if the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems it necessary for verifying eligibility for educational assistance of a beneficiary of educational assistance and his/her responsible provider, he/she may request the heads of financial companies, etc. to provide financial information or such by a document that states the personal data specified by Presidential Decree, the reference date of inquiry, the period of inquiry, etc. or through the information and communication network (referring to the information and communication network under the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, Etc.; hereinafter the same shall apply).
(3) Upon receipt of a request to provide financial information or such under paragraph (1) or (2), the heads of financial companies, etc. shall provide it to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, notwithstanding Article 4 (1) of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality and Article 32 (1) of the Credit Information Use and Protection Act.
(4) The heads of that financial companies, etc. that provide financial information or such under paragraph (3) shall notify the subject of such information that financial information or such is provided: Provided, That, if the subject of information consents, such notice may be omitted, notwithstanding Article 4-2 (1) of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality.
(5) Providing financial information or such under paragraphs (1) through (3) shall be requested and done through the information and communication network: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply to an exceptional situation, such as the failure of the information and communication network.
(6) A person who is or was engaged in the work specified in paragraph (1) or (2) shall not use the financial information or such acquired in the course of performing the work for any purpose other than the purposes specified in this Act or provide or divulge such information to any other person or institution.
(7) Matters necessary for requesting, providing, etc. financial information or such under paragraphs (1) through (3) and (5) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 12 Deleted. <by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
 Article 13 (Schooling Obligation)
(1) The educational institutions specified in subparagraph 1 of Article 11-2 shall admit and educate persons eligible for educational assistance, up to the percentage of school enrollment under Article 23 (1) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(2) The Minister of Education may, if he/she deems it necessary in view of the current regional distribution of persons eligible for educational assistance, determine the percentage of school enrollment under paragraph (1) for each region within the ranges of the percentage under Article 23 (2) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 14 (Admission Procedure)
Necessary matters concerning entrance examinations for persons eligible for educational assistance who are to be enrolled in any of the educational institutions specified in subparagraph 1 of Article 11-2 shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 15 (Exemption, etc. from Tuition Fees and Other School Expenses)
(1) An educational institution shall exempt a person eligible for educational assistance from tuition fees, admission fees, and other school expenses required for education (hereinafter referred to as "tuition fees, etc."). <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
(2) Exemption from tuition fees, etc. under paragraph (1) shall be granted from the month in which the person eligible for educational assistance files an application for the exemption from tuition fees, etc. with the head of an educational institution, after a determination is made to register him/her as a person of distinguished services during special military missions or any of his/her family members, bereaved or not, under Article 6 (2): Provided, That, if the educational institution is a university, a college, a lifelong education facility in the form of a distance learning college, or an educational or training institution that has curricula for credits recognized as those necessary for acquiring an academic degree of a junior college or a higher educational institution (hereinafter referred to as "university or equivalent educational institution"), among educational institutions, a person eligible for educational assistance shall be granted exemption from the tuition fees, etc. for which the deadlines for payment come due after filing an application for exemption from tuition fees, etc. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) Where a privately-run university or equivalent educational institution exempts a person eligible for educational assistance under Article 11 (1) 3 or 4 from tuition fees, etc. pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2), the State shall subsidize one half of the exempted amount to the university or educational institution. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(4) The State may grant a subsidy for the amount equivalent to tuition fees, etc. actually paid by a person eligible for educational assistance even before he/she is exempted from tuition fees, etc. under paragraph (2), after he/she files an application for registration as a person of distinguished services during special military missions or any of his/her family members, bereaved or not: Provided, That no subsidy shall be granted for an amount equivalent to tuition fees, etc., if a subsidy has been granted for such amount from the national treasury under any other statute or if there is any of the reasons specified by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(5) Necessary matters concerning the time limit and guidelines for the exemption or subsidization of tuition fees and other school expenses for persons eligible for educational assistance, support for educational institutions providing educational assistance, and other relevant matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 15-2 (Assistance to Persons Eligible for Educational Assistance and Enrolled in Foreigners' Schools, etc.)
(1) If a person eligible for educational assistance is enrolled in either of the following foreigners' schools, he/she may be eligible for subsidies for part of tuition fees, etc., within budgetary limits:
1. A foreigners' school equivalent to a middle or high school defined by Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, among the foreigners' schools under Article 60-2 of the same Act;
2. A foreign educational institution equivalent to a middle or high school defined by Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or a foreign educational institution equivalent to a university, among foreign educational institutions under subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Special Act on Establishment and Management of Foreign Educational Institutions in Free Economic Zones and Jeju Free International City.
(2) The subsidies payable to a person eligible for educational assistance shall be determined by considering the following factors, and further details necessary for the standards for payment, the amount of payment, the number of years eligible for subsidization, the procedure for payment, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree:
1. Average tuition fees, etc. for general high schools, among high schools, as defined by subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
2. Tuition fees, etc. for privately-run schools, among universities, as defined by subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Higher Education Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 16 (Payment, etc. of Educational Subsidies)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may pay educational subsidies to a person eligible for educational assistance in either of the following cases: <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. Where a person eligible for educational assistance is enrolled in a course of special education under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Act on Special Education for Persons with Disabilities, Etc.;
2. Where a person eligible for educational assistance is one of the persons specified as those that need educational subsidies.
(2) Necessary matters concerning the amount of educational subsidies under paragraph (1), the methods of payment, and other necessary matters concerning payment shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 17 Deleted. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
CHAPTER III ASSISTANCE IN EMPLOYMENT
 Article 18 (Assistance in Employment)
The State shall assist persons of distinguished services during special military missions and their family members, bereaved or not, in employment for their stable livelihood and self-realization. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 19 (Persons Eligible for Assistance in Employment)
(1) Persons who are eligible for assistance in employment (hereinafter referred to as "persons eligible for assistance in employment") are as follows:
1. A person injured in the course of performing a special military mission or a person of distinguished services for a special military mission;
2. A spouse of a person deceased or confirmed missing in the course of performing a special military mission;
3. A spouse of a person who falls under subparagraph 1;
4. Children of a person deceased or confirmed missing in the course of performing a special military mission;
5. Children of a person whose injury is diagnosed as equivalent to, or severer than the disability rating specified by Presidential Decree, among persons injured in the course of performing a special military mission.
(2) Assistance in employment referred to in Article 21 or 22 shall be provided to only one person for the persons eligible for assistance in employment referred to in paragraph (1) 4 and 5.
(3) Assistance in employment may be provided to a person eligible for assistance in employment by not more than the number of times specified by Presidential Decree, and such number of times shall be calculated by adding the number of times that the person to be employed under Article 21 (2), to the number of times that the person to be employed under Article 22.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016]
 Article 20 (Institutions Providing Assistance in Employment)
The following institutions shall provide assistance in employment: <Amended by Jan. 28, 2014; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
1. State agencies, local governments, military units, national schools, and public schools;
2. Public and private enterprises or public and private organizations with no less than 20 employees per day on a regular basis: Provided, That enterprises with less than 200 employees among manufacturers specified by Presidential Decree shall be excluded herefrom;
3. Private schools.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 20-2 (Application for Assistance in Employment)
If a person eligible for assistance in employment (excluding assistance in employment under Article 24; hereinafter in this Article, the same shall apply) intends to receive such assistance, the person shall apply for assistance in employment to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016]
 Article 21 (Obligation of State Agencies, etc. to Employ)
(1) Where the head of an institution providing assistance in employment under subparagraph 1 of Article 20 (hereinafter referred to as "State agency, etc.") has the power to employ public officials in general service and civilian technicians in military service specified by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as "public officials in general service, etc.") and such institution has at least five persons for the prescribed number of public officials in general service, etc., the institution shall employ persons eligible for assistance in employment as public officials in general service, etc., at least at the employment proportion specified by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as "employment proportion"), out of the prescribed number of public officials in general service, etc. In such cases, it shall be deemed that the prescribed number of public officials in general service, etc. is included in that of the State agency, etc. that has the power to employ such public officials in general service, etc. <Amended by Act No. 14420, Dec. 20, 2016>
(2) Where a State agency, etc. that has not employed persons eligible for assistance in employment as public officials in general service, etc., at least at the specified employment proportion, intends to newly employ public officials in general service, etc., the head of the State agency, etc. shall preferentially employ public officials in general service, etc. among the persons eligible for assistance in employment recommended by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, if such persons have been recommended by the Minister, notwithstanding provisions concerning employment of public officials in general service, etc. in other statutes.
(3) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs recommend persons eligible for assistance in employment under paragraph (2), the Minister shall recommend multiple candidates: Provided, That the Minister shall not recommend multiple candidates, if the number of persons eligible for recommendation is equal to or less than the number of persons to be employed.
(4) Necessary matters concerning the procedure for requesting recommendation of persons eligible for assistance in employment under paragraph (2), the criteria for recommendation, preferable employment, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016]
 Article 21-2 (Inspection of Actual Conditions of Employment by State Agencies, etc.)
(1) State agencies, etc. shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of matters concerning the prescribed number and employment of public officials in general service, etc., among public officials of the Ministry, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) If the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems it necessary to inspect and examine actual conditions, etc. of employment, by a State agency, etc., of public officials in general service, etc., the Minister may request the State agency, etc. to submit relevant documents or may conduct an inspection or examination in any other manner; and may request the head of the State agency, etc. to rectify or supplement defects, if deemed necessary to rectify or supplement defects, in the inspection or examination.
(3) Upon receipt of a request for rectification or supplementation under paragraph (2), the head of a State agency, etc. shall take necessary measures and shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the results thereof.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016]
 Article 21-3 (Obligation, etc. of Enterprises, etc. to Preferably Employ)
(1) An institution providing assistance in employment pursuant to subparagraph 2 of Article 20 shall preferably employ persons eligible for assistance in employment, at least at the employment rates for each target institution, specified by Presidential Decree, in the range of employment rates referred to in Article 33-2 (1) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), if the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems necessary for ensuring that persons eligible for assistance in employment can be employed in the types of jobs suitable for their abilities, the Minister may increase the employment rates referred to in paragraph (1) for the following institutions providing assistance in employment, in the range of employment rates referred to in Article 33-2 (2) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State:
1. Public institutions designated and publicly notified pursuant to Articles 4 through 6 of the Act on the Management of Public Institutions;
2. Local government-invested public corporations under Article 49 of the Local Public Enterprises Act and local government public corporations under Article 76 of the same Act;
3. Other enterprises or organizations specified by Presidential Decree as institutions providing assistance in employment pursuant to subparagraph 2 of Article 20.
(3) If the prescribed number of school employees, excluding teaching staff members, of a private school, among the institutions providing assistance in employment pursuant to subparagraph 3 of Article 20, is at least five persons, the school shall preferably employ persons eligible for assistance in employment, at least at the employment rates specified in Article 33-2 (3) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016]
 Article 21-4 (Addition to Period of Work Experience)
An institution providing assistance in employment pursuant to subparagraph 2 or 3 of Article 20 (hereinafter referred to as "enterprise, etc.") may add the period of military service of a preferably employed person eligible for assistance in employment to the period of work experience for the purpose of determining his/her salary class, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016]
 Article 22 (Special Employment for Meritorious Service)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall recommend multiple persons eligible for assistance, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, to an enterprise, etc. that fails to meet the employment rates referred to in Article 21-3, so that the enterprise, etc. can choose the persons that it will employ: Provided, That The Minister may not recommend multiple persons eligible for assistance in employment in any of the following cases: <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
1. Where a person eligible for assistance in employment falls under any of subparagraphs 1 through 3 of Article 19;
2. Deleted; <by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
3. Where the number of persons who can be recommended to an enterprise, etc., among persons eligible for assistance in employment who filed an application for assistance in employment, is equal to, or less than, the number of persons that the enterprise, etc. is to be ordered to employ;
4. Where it has been agreed with an enterprise, etc. not to recommend multiple persons;
5. Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs concludes that it is difficult to recommend multiple persons due to any other cause.
(2) Upon receipt of a recommendation of multiple persons eligible for assistance in employment pursuant to paragraph (1), an enterprise, etc. shall select persons to employ among the recommended persons, and shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of its selection, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
(3) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may order an enterprise, etc. to employ persons eligible for assistance in employment as prescribed by Presidential Decree as follows: <Newly Inserted by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
1. Where an enterprise, etc. has given notice under paragraph (2): Persons selected by an enterprise, etc. among persons eligible for assistance in employment;
2. Where an enterprise, etc. has not given notice under paragraph (2) without any justifiable reason specified by Presidential Decree (including where an enterprise, etc. has selected persons eligible for assistance in employment less than the number of persons it is to be ordered to employ and given notice): Persons selected, among multiple persons eligible for assistance in employment, recommended by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs;
3. Where multiple persons have not been recommended pursuant to the proviso other than subparagraphs of paragraph (1): Persons eligible for assistance in employment, designated by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
(4) Where an enterprise, etc. is ordered, pursuant to paragraph (3), to employ a person who falls under Article 19 (1) 4 or 5, the upper age limit for assistance in employment of such person shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 23 (Notice of Employment)
When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs issues an order pursuant to Article 22 (3), the Minister shall give notice of employment at the designated enterprise, etc. to the relevant person eligible for assistance in employment, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 24 (Additional Marks in Employment Examination)
(1) When an institution providing assistance in employment conducts an employment examination in order to employ personnel, it shall apply additional marks in accordance with the following subparagraphs to the marks of persons who are eligible for assistance in employment and apply for the employment examination: <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
1. Persons eligible for assistance in employment and entitled to additional marks equivalent to ten percent of full marks:
(a) Persons specified in Article 19 (1) 1;
(b) Persons specified in Article 19 (1) 2 or 4;
2. Persons eligible for assistance in employment and entitled to additional marks equivalent to five percent of full marks:
(a) Persons specified in Article 19 (1) 3;
(b) Persons specified in Article 19 (1) 5.
(2) Where an employment examination referred to in paragraph (1) is divided into a written test, a performance test, an oral test, and other tests, additional marks shall be given for each test in accordance with each subparagraph of paragraph (1); During each test for at least two subjects, additional marks shall be given for each subject in accordance with each subparagraph of paragraph (1): Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply to a subject for which a person eligible for assistance in employment scores less than 40 percent of full marks or to a test for which the results cannot be converted into marks. <Amended by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
(3) The number of persons who successfully pass an employment examination with additional marks under paragraphs (1) and (2) (including persons who successfully pass an employment examination with additional marks pursuant to Article 31 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, Article 16 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence, Article 35 of the Act on Support for Persons Eligible for Veteran’s Compensation, Article 7-9 of the Act on Assistance to Patients Suffering from Actual or Potential Aftereffects of Defoliants, etc. and Establishment of Related Organizations, or Article 22 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Services to the May 18 Democratization Movement) shall not exceed 30 percent of the number of persons to be selected through the employment examination (any figure below the decimal point shall be cut off in calculating the number of persons to be selected with additional marks): Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where the number of examinees is equal to or less than the number of persons to be selected. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
(4) If the number of persons who have scored the same marks exceeds the number of persons to be selected through an employment examination, persons eligible for assistance in employment, among the persons who have scored the same marks, shall be determined preferentially as persons who successfully pass the employment examination. <Amended by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
(5) The ranks, job grades, and positions eligible for additional marks in an employment examination, referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2), and other matters for additional marks in an employment examination, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 24-2 (Calculation of Number of Persons Employed or Hired)
(1) If the number of persons calculated by the proportion referred to in Articles 21 (1) and 21-3 (1) through (3) is less than one person, it shall be deemed one person, but, if such number is at least one person, any figure less than the decimal point shall be cut off.
(2) If a person eligible for assistance in employment who has been employed as a public official in general service, etc. under Article 21 (2) or 24 or has been hired under Article 21-3, 22, or 24 (excluding cases where such person has been hired as a teaching staff member) is continuously employed, although the person was excluded from persons eligible for assistance in employment, such person shall be included in the number of persons calculated by the employment proportion or employment rates for the relevant institution providing assistance in employment.
(3) Where a person eligible for assistance in employment has been employed or hired by any means other than an application for employment referred to in Article 21, 21-3, 22, or 24, such person eligible for assistance in employment shall not be included in the number of persons calculated by the employment proportion or employment rates for the relevant institution providing assistance in employment.
(4) Where calculating the number of persons employed or hired pursuant to pursuant to Articles 21 (1) and 21-3, and paragraph (2) of this Article, employing or hiring persons injured in the course of performing a special military mission who are determined by disability rating I, II, III, IV, or V shall be deemed employing or hiring double such number. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016]
 Article 25 (Restriction on Assistance in Employment)
(1) A person eligible for assistance in employment who is employed pursuant to this Act shall perform their duties in good faith.
(2) If a person eligible for assistance in employment falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may ban the person from filing an application for assistance in employment under Article 21-2 or 22 for a specified period or may restrict opportunities to file an application for such assistance, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
1. Where he/she fails to accept a job without a justifiable reason upon receipt of a notice of employment under Article 23;
2. Where he/she quits a job without a justifiable reason, after being employed for the job under Article 21 or 22 and working for a period less than the period prescribed by Presidential Decree;
3. Where he/she has been dismissed from a job by disciplinary action due to neglect or dereliction of duty or commission of a fraudulent act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 26 (Standards for Passing Physical Examination)
The standards for a person of distinguished services during special military missions, who is eligible for assistance in employment, to pass a physical examination shall be the level of physical conditions at which such person can perform his/her duties in the type of job for which he/she is to be employed, and determination as to whether such person passes a physical examination shall be made by a medical institution specified by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 27 (Prohibition of Discrimination)
(1) No institution providing assistance in employment shall treat a person employed pursuant to this Act (including new employees; hereinafter the same shall apply) more unfavorably than other employees in terms of all aspects of treatment, including the designation of a class of position or an assignment to a position, advancement, and promotion in rank, on the ground that he/she has been obligatorily employed.
(2) If the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs finds that an institution providing assistance in employment has discriminated against a person employed pursuant to this Act, in violation of paragraph (1), the Minister may request the institution to rectify such discrimination. <Amended by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
(3) Upon receipt of demand for rectification under paragraph (2), an institution providing assistance in employment shall take corrective measures accordingly and shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the results of such measures.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 28 (Notice of Employment, etc.)
If any of the following occurs, an institution providing assistance in employment shall notify the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the details thereof:
1. Where a person eligible for assistance in employment is employed;
2. Where a person employed pursuant to this Act quits his/her job or is dismissed or discharged.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 29 (Vocational Training)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may conduct rehabilitative vocational training programs for persons of distinguished services during special military missions, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, so that they can learn techniques necessary for employment. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall recommend persons eligible for assistance in employment to a workplace skill development training establishment under subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Act on the Development of Vocational Skills of Workers so that they can attend training programs for developing workplace skills: In such cases, the number of persons to be recommended, among persons eligible for assistance in employment, shall be determined through consultation with the Minister of Employment and Labor within the maximum ratio of persons eligible for preferential vocational education and training under Article 10 of the Vocational Education and Training Promotion Act. <Amended by Act No. 10337, May 31, 2010; Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) Expenses incurred in rehabilitative vocational training programs under paragraph (1) and training programs for developing workplace skills under paragraph (2) shall be borne by the State. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 29-2 (Provision of Incentive for Development of Skills)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may provide a full or partial subsidy for expenses incurred in developing qualifications or skills necessary for employment, or an incentive for such purposes to persons eligible for assistance in employment within budgetary limits. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the criteria for, the scope of, and the procedure for the provision of subsidies for expenses or incentives under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 30 (Reporting by Enterprises, etc.)
(1) Enterprises, etc. shall report to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs the types of business, the types of job, the number of employees, the qualification criteria for employees, and other matters concerning employment, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(2) If the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs finds that the details of a report submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) are insufficient or that it is particularly necessary to ascertain actual conditions, the Minister may authorize relevant public officials to enter the involved enterprise, etc. or an enterprise, etc. deemed involved and to request the enterprise, etc. to provide an explanation, as may be necessary, or to submit relevant documents. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) In cases of paragraph (2), the relevant public official shall carry with him/her an identification card certifying his/her authority and produce it to persons concerned.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 31 Deleted. <by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
CHAPTER IV MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
 Article 32 (Medical Assistance)
The State shall provide medical assistance to persons of distinguished services during the special military missions and their family members, bereaved or not, so that they can keep healthy life and receive medical treatment, etc., as may be necessary. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 33 (Medical Treatment)
(1) Where a person injured in the course of performing a special military mission needs medical treatment for his/her wounds or suffers from a disease (including injuries; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article), he/she shall be entitled to medical treatment at a medical institution operated by the State (including veterans hospitals under Article 7 of the Korea Veterans Health Service Act) or by a local government, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply to a disease caused by his/her intentional act. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(2) The State may entrust medical treatment under paragraph (1) to medical institutions not operated by the State or a local government. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) Expenses incurred in medical treatment under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be borne by the State: Provided, That, part of such expenses may be borne by a local government, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, where medical treatment is provided by a medical institution operated by the local government. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(4) Where a person whose injury is diagnosed as lower than the disability rating specified by Presidential Decree, among persons injured in the course of performing a special military mission, receives medical treatment for any disease other than his/her injury at a medical institution specified in paragraph (1) or a medical institution to whom medical treatment is entrusted under paragraph (2), the person may be required to bear part of expenses incurred in such medical treatment, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(5) Any of the following persons shall be entitled to medical treatment in the veterans hospitals under Article 7 of the Korea Veterans Health Service Act. In such cases, such person shall be entitled to full or partial exemption from expenses incurred in such medical treatment, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, in the scope of expenses to be borne by such person; and the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall pay the exempted expenses to the Korea Veterans Welfare and Healthcare Corporation established under the Korea Veterans Welfare and Healthcare Corporation (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation"): <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. A person of distinguished services for special military mission;
2. A spouse of a person of distinguished services during special military missions;
3. One person whose priority is higher than that of other bereaved family members of a person of distinguished services during special military missions according to the order of priority under Article 4 (1). In such cases, if the father or mother of a person of distinguished services during special military missions has higher priority, the mother or father of such person shall be included.
(6) Where at least two bereaved family members have the same priority, Article 13 (2) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State shall apply mutatis mutandis to determine who has higher priority for the purpose of applying paragraph (5) 3. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(7) Necessary matters concerning medical assistance, including the methods and procedure for medical treatment or subsidization of medical expenses provided under paragraphs (1) through (6), and the scope, upper limit, etc., of such medical treatment or subsidization of medical expenses, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 34 (Supply of Prosthetic Appliances)
A prosthetic appliance may be supplied to a person who was injured and needs the prosthetic appliance for his/her physical disability among persons of distinguished services during special military missions, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 35 Deleted. <by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
 Article 36 (Medical Rehabilitation, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prepare measures for medical rehabilitation and rehabilitative sports and shall conduct programs for such measures in order to prevent the deterioration of physical functions of wounded persons, among persons of distinguished services during special military missions and to help them recover such functions. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) If the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs considers it necessary for medical rehabilitation and the promotion of rehabilitative sports, the Minister may entrust such programs to the Corporation. In such cases, the Minister may subsidize all or part of the expenses therefor within budgetary limits.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 37 (Subsidization of Costs and Expenses for Securing Medical Facilities)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may provide subsidies to the Corporation for costs and expenses for securing facilities necessary for medical assistance under this Act and expenses for the maintenance and management of such facilities within budgetary limits.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
CHAPTER V LOANS
 Article 38 (Loans)
The State may lend long-term loans at a low interest rate to persons of distinguished services during special military missions and their family members, bereaved or not, for their self-support and the stabilization of their livelihood. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 39 (Persons Eligible for Loans)
The following persons shall be eligible for loans: <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. A person of distinguished services during special military missions;
2. One of bereaved family members of a person of distinguished services during special military missions. In such cases, such member shall be determined in the order of priority as listed in Article 4 (1); and Article 13 (2) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State shall apply to determine who has higher priority, if at least two persons have the same priority.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 40 (Financial Resources for Loans)
The State may contribute funds as financial resources for loans under Article 38 to the Patriots and Veterans Fund under Article 3 of the Patriots and Veterans Fund Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 41 (Types of Loans)
Types of loans are as follows:
1. Loans for purchasing farmland;
2. Housing loans (referring to loans for purchasing a residential house, loans for purchasing a housing site, loans for construction of a new residential house, loans for renovation of a residential house, and loans for leasing a residential house; the same shall apply hereinafter);
3. Business loans;
4. Loans for stabilization of livelihood.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 42 (Upper Limit on Loans)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine the upper limit on each type of loan within the limit of loan resource.
(2) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs makes a loan under subparagraph 1 or 2 of Article 41, the Minister shall do so within the following limitations:
1. Loans for purchasing farmland: Not more than the appraised value of the farmland involved;
2. Loans for purchasing a residential house, loans for purchasing a housing site, or loans for construction of a new residential house: Not more than the appraised value of the residential house or housing site;
3. Loans for renovation of a residential house: Not more than the expenses incurred in the renovation of the residential house;
4. Loans for leasing a residential house: Not more than the lease deposit amount.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 43 (Interest Rates of Loans)
Interest rates of loans shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 44 (Loan Applications, etc.)
(1) A person who desires to obtain a loan shall file a loan application with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, but if a person who desires to obtain a loan satisfies at least two requirements for loan eligibility, such person shall choose one of such loans and file an application for the loan. No person shall be allowed to change the choice once made even when he/she files another loan application after obtaining a loan.
(2) Upon receipt of a loan application under paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall prepare criteria for making a decision on whether to make the loan and shall make the loan in accordance thereto.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 45 (Repayment Term of Loans)
(1) Loan amounts shall be repaid in installments within the following periods, as prescribed by Presidential Decree:
1. Loans for purchasing farmland: 12 years following a deferment of three years;
2. Housing loans: 20 years;
3. Business loans: 15 years;
4. Loans for stabilization of livelihood: 5 years.
(2) If the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs finds that a person who obtained a loan has difficulties in repaying the loan, the Minister may extend the repayment term by not more than three years. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
(3) Where a person who obtained a loan has used the loan for any purpose other than the originally designated purpose, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may demand that the person repay the loan, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, notwithstanding the repayment term under paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 46 (Sale of Residential Houses, etc.)
Where necessary to supply residential houses to persons eligible for loans, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may construct residential houses with the financial resources under Article 40 and sell by units, lease, or manage such residential houses: Provided, That if he/she considers it particularly necessary depending on the demand and supply of residential houses, the Minister may sell by units or lease such residential houses to any persons other than persons eligible for loans.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 47 (Provision of Subsidies)
Subsidies may be provided, within budgetary limits, to persons who obtained a loan for purchasing farmland or a housing loan (excluding loans for purchasing a housing unit and loans for renovation of a residential house), among persons eligible for loans, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 48 (Collateral, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may issue a letter of guarantee for the payment of a loan to a person who intends to obtain a loan for purchasing farmland or a housing loan (excluding loans for renovation of a residential house and loans for leasing a residential house; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article), as prescribed by Presidential Decree, so that the person may easily purchase the farmland or residential house. <Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
(2) A person who obtains a loan for purchasing farmland or a housing loan shall offer the property that he/she acquires with the loan to the State as a collateral until he/she completes the repayment of the loan. <Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
(3) Where a person intends to obtain a loan for purchasing a residential house in order to purchase an apartment or a unit of a multi-unit dwelling building, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may, if it is anticipated that the registration of ownership of the residential house is likely to be delayed for a considerable period due to a cause not attributable to the person who intends to obtain the loan, apply paragraph (5) mutatis mutandis to the person and allow the person to offer other collateral without securing the residential house as a collateral until the residential house can be offered as a collateral, notwithstanding paragraph (2). <Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
(4) Deleted. <by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
(5) A person who obtains a loan for renovation of a residential house, a loan for leasing a residential house, a business loan, or a loan for stabilization of livelihood shall offer real property to the State as a collateral: Provided, That the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may allow a person who obtains a loan to furnish a guarantor or offer other property as security if the borrower has no real property to offer as a collateral. <Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
(6) If the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs concludes that it is difficult to secure a loan with only the collateral under paragraphs (2), (3), and (5), the Minister may take measures as may be necessary for securing the loan. <Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
(7) A person who obtained a loan for purchasing farmland or a housing loan shall, if any of the following events occurs, offer to the State as a collateral real property with a value of not less than the loan amount that he/she has not yet repaid in replacement of the property already offered, subject to prior approval of the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs: Provided, That a person shall offer to the State the real property that he/she newly purchases as a collateral in the case of subparagraph 3: <Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
1. Where the property offered as a collateral is expropriated pursuant to an Act (excluding partial expropriation if there is no problem in securing the loan);
2. Where replacement of the property offered as a collateral with other property is unavoidable due to a natural disaster, calamity, or any similar cause or event;
3. Where other real property for an identical purpose of use has been purchased because selling the farmland or residential house acquired with the loan was unavoidable.
(8) If it is unavoidable for a person who obtained a loan for renovation of a residential house, a loan for leasing a residential house, a business loan, or a loan for stabilization of livelihood to replace the real property offered as a collateral with other property due to a problem in business operations or any other unavoidable cause or event, the person shall offer to the State other real property with a value of not less than the loan amount that he/she has not yet repaid or other asset specified by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs as security: Provided, That offering any asset other than real property as security shall be allowed only where the amount of debt that a person has not yet repaid is not more than the amount set by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
(9) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall immediately complete the process for mortgage cancellation when a loan is fully repaid. <Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
 Article 49 Deleted. <by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
 Article 50 Deleted. <by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
 Article 51 (Assumption of Obligations)
(1) Where an asset offered as a collateral was put on auction to satisfy a mortgage on the asset offered as a collateral and the successful bidder is a person eligible for loans under Article 39, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may, upon receiving an application from the successful bidder, allow the successful bidder to assume obligations related to the repayment of pre-existing loans in substitution for the payment of the purchase price up to an amount not exceeding the dividend that the State may receive out of the successful bid price.
(2) Article 48 (2) shall apply mutatis mutandis to a person who assumes obligations pursuant to paragraph (1).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 52 (Purchase of Asset Offered as Collateral, etc.)
(1) Where an asset offered as a collateral is put on auction to satisfy a mortgage on the asset offered as a collateral, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may purchase the asset offered as a collateral in accordance with the procedure under the Civil Execution Act. Article 113 of the Civil Execution Act shall not apply to such cases.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may manage and dispose of an asset offered as a collateral and purchased pursuant to paragraph (1). If the asset purchased is farmland, it shall be sold to a farmer or an agricultural corporation under the Farmland Act.
(3) Guidelines for the purchase price of an asset offered as a collateral when it is sold pursuant to paragraph (1) and the selling price of such asset when it is disposed of pursuant to paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 53 (Succession to Loans)
(1) If a person who obtained a loan dies during the repayment term of the loan, his/her heir shall succeed to the obligations related to the loan. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
(2) A person who succeeds to obligations related to a loan pursuant to paragraph (1) shall file a report on his/her succession with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In such case, if there are a number of persons who succeed to obligations related to a loan, they shall appoint one representative who shall take responsibility for the management of the real property acquired with the loan and they shall file a joint report. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
CHAPTER VI ESTABLISHMENT AND SUPPORT OF ORGANIZATIONS
 Article 54 (Legal Personality)
(1) A Korean Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions (hereinafter referred to as the "Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions") shall be established in order to promote amity and mutual aid among persons of distinguished services during special military missions and bereaved family members of such persons to improve their capabilities of self-support and to advance rights and interests of persons of distinguished services during special military missions and bereaved family members of such persons, which shall be a legal entity. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) The Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall be duly formed when it prepares articles of association, subject to the prior approval of the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, and completes the registration of its establishment. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(3) Provisions applicable to incorporated associations in the Civil Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions, except as otherwise provided in this Act. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 55 (Prohibition, etc. of Use of Similar Name)
An association called "Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions" that doesn't comply with this Act may not be established, and no one, except the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions under this Act, may use any similar name thereto. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 56 (Prohibition of Political Activities, etc.)
(1) The Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall not engage in political activities. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) No executive officer of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions or its chapter or sub-chapter shall serve as a representative, executive officer, or accounting manager of any political party under the Political Parties Act. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(3) If an executive officer of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions or its chapter or sub-chapter violates paragraph (2), he/she shall be dismissed from his/her office. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 57 (Articles of Association)
(1) The articles of association of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall stipulate the following matters: <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. Name;
2. Location of its office;
3. Matters concerning business operations;
4. Matters concerning the rights and obligations of members;
5. Matters concerning general meetings and the board of directors;
6. Matters concerning executive organs and allotment of duties;
7. Matters concerning membership fees, assets, and audits;
8. Matters concerning the amendment to articles of association;
9. Matters concerning executive officers and employees;
10. Matters concerning dissolution;
11. Matters concerning rules and other matters necessary for operation.
(2) Where the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions intends to amend its articles of association, it shall obtain authorization therefor from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 58 (Business Activities)
(1) The Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall engage in the following business activities: <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
1. Promoting amity among persons of distinguished services during special military missions and their bereaved family members through mutual aid;
2. Improving the welfare of persons of distinguished services during special military missions and their bereaved family members and advancing their rights and interests;
3. Activities for venerating the honor of persons of distinguished services during special military missions and commemorating them;
4. Inspiring enthusiasm for the national defense and raising patriotism;
5. Profitable projects for carrying out the business activities under subparagraphs 1 through 4 and incidental projects thereto.
(2) In any of the following cases, the State, a local government, or any other public institution (hereinafter referred to as "public entity") may execute a non-bid contract with the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions that operates profitable projects under paragraph (1): <Newly Inserted by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
1. Where a public entity purchases products directly produced by the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions;
2. Where a public entity directly sells or leases an asset to the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions;
3. Where a public entity executes service contracts with the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 58-2 (Approval, etc. of Profitable Projects)
(1) When the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions intends to implement a profitable project pursuant to Article 58 (1) 5, it shall obtain approval of the relevant profitable project from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs after deliberation and resolution by the Committee for Deliberation on Welfare Programs referred to in Article 58-3. The same procedure shall also apply where it is intended to amend any of the significant matters for approval prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Act No. 14170, May 29, 2016>
(2) Matters necessary for the criteria, procedure, etc., for the approval of profitable projects referred to in paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(3) Articles 21 and 22 of the Act on the Establishment of Associations by Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State shall apply mutatis mutandis to the use of profits arising from profitable projects referred to in Article 58 (1) 5, the audit thereof, etc. <Amended by Act No. 14170, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13199, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 58-3 (Establishment, etc. of the Committee for Deliberation on Welfare Programs)
(1) The Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall have a committee for deliberation on welfare programs (hereinafter referred to as the "Deliberation Committee") in order to have the Deliberation Committee deliberate on the management of profitable projects.
(2) The Deliberation Committee shall deliberate and resolve on the following matters:
1. Matters concerning the creation, discontinuance, and abolition of profitable projects;
2. Matters concerning the determination of the scale, etc., of investments in profitable projects;
3. Matters concerning the plan for the use of profits and the amendment of the plan for such use;
4. Matters concerning the results of the accounting audit of profitable projects and the justification of profitable projects;
5. Other significant matters concerning the management of profitable projects.
(3) The Deliberation Committee shall be comprised of at least five members but not exceeding ten members, including one chairperson; and committee members shall be comprised of the following persons:
1. Two executive officers or employees appointed by the chairperson of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions;
2. The following persons appointed or commissioned by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In such cases, the persons specified in items (b) through (d) shall not be appointed or commissioned from among public officials of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs or persons who belong to the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions:
(a) One public official of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs;
(b) At least one attorney-at-law;
(c) At least one certified public accountant;
(d) Other persons whom the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems necessary from among persons who have substantial expertise and experience related to profitable projects.
(4) The chairperson of the Deliberation Committee shall be elected by and from among committee members.
(5) When the Deliberation Committee deliberates and resolve on any of the matters specified in paragraph (2) 1, it shall take into consideration profitability, potential growth, and stability of the relevant profitable project, its impact, etc., on the market.
(6) The Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall manage profitable projects after undergoing deliberation and resolution by the Deliberation Committee on the matters specified in paragraph (2); and shall comply with the results of the deliberation and resolution by the Deliberation Committee, except in extenuating circumstances: Provided, That, if the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions has any objection to the results of the deliberation and resolution by the Deliberation Committee, it may request a re-deliberation, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(7) Except as otherwise provided for in paragraphs (3) and (4), matters necessary for the composition of the Deliberation Committee shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13199, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 58-4 (Operation of Deliberation Committee)
(1) The chairperson shall represent the Deliberation Committee and shall administer all administrative affairs.
(2) If the chairperson is unable to perform his/her duties due to extenuating circumstances, the committee member designated by the Deliberation Committee shall act on behalf of the chairperson.
(3) A majority of the incumbent members of the Deliberation Committee shall constitute a quorum, and any decision thereof shall require the concurring votes of at least a majority of those present.
(4) Except as otherwise provided for in paragraphs (1) through (3), matters necessary for the operation of the Deliberation Committee shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13199, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 58-5 (Revocation of Approval of Profitable Projects)
In any of the following cases, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may revoke his/her approval of a profitable project approved under Article 58-2 (1): Provided, That he/she must revoke approval of the relevant profitable project in the case of subparagraph 1:
1. If the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions obtains approval of the profitable project, by fraud or other wrongful means;
2. If the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions does not manage the profitable project by itself;
3. If the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions breaches a corrective measure taken under Article 66;
4. If the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions rejects an investigation or inspection conducted under Article 67 or refuses to submit data as requested under Article 68, without any justifiable reason;
5. If the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions interferes with or evades an investigation or inspection conducted under Article 67 or 68 or makes a false report;
6. If the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions otherwise violates this Act or any of the statutes specified by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13199, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 58-6 (Hearings)
When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to revoke approval of a profitable project under Article 58-5, he/she shall hold a hearing.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13199, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 59 (Membership Qualification)
The following persons shall be qualified for membership in the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions: <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. A person of distinguished services during special military missions;
2. A person registered as a bereaved family member of a person of distinguished services during special military missions pursuant to Article 6.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 60 (Organizational Structure)
(1) The Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions may have the headquarters, chapters, and sub-chapters. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) The Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall have its headquarters in Seoul Special Metropolitan City, a chapter in Seoul Special Metropolitan City and each Metropolitan City, Do, and Special Self-Governing Province, and a sub-chapter in each Si (including an administrative Si; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article), Gun, and Gu (referring to an autonomous Gu; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article). <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(3) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may, if necessary in view of the number of members, geographic conditions, and other factors, require the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions to consolidate sub-chapters in Sis/Guns/Gus adjoining to each other to establish a single sub-chapter. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 61 (Executive Officers)
(1) The headquarters of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall have the following executive officers: <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. One chairperson;
2. Two vice-chairpersons;
3. Not more than ten directors;
4. Two auditors.
(2) The Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall have one secretary general. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(3) The chairperson, vice-chairpersons, directors, and auditors shall be elected at the general meeting.
(4) The secretary general shall be appointed by the chairperson from among the directors, subject to the approval of the board of directors.
(5) The chairperson shall represent the organization and shall have overall control over the business affairs of the organization.
(6) The vice-chairpersons shall assist the chairperson, and a vice-chairperson so designated by the chairperson shall act on behalf of the chairperson when the chairman has an accident.
(7) The auditors shall audit the accounting of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions and the business affairs related to accounting. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(8) The secretary general shall carry out the affairs of the Association in compliance with the orders of the chairperson.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 62 (Chapter Heads, etc.)
(1) Each chapter of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall have one chapter head, each sub-chapter shall have one sub-chapter head, and the method of appointment shall be stipulated by the articles of association. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) Neither a chapter head nor a sub-chapter head under paragraph (1) shall hold concurrent office as a representative. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 63 (General Meeting)
(1) A general meeting shall consist of the chairperson, vice-chairpersons, secretary general, directors, chapter heads, and representatives.
(2) The fixed number of representatives under paragraph (1), the method of election of the representatives, minutes of the general meeting, and other relevant matters shall be stipulated by the articles of association.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 64 (Board of Directors)
(1) The board of directors shall be comprised of the chairperson, vice-chairpersons, and directors: Provided, That chapter heads may become members of the board of directors, as stipulated by articles of association.
(2) If the chairperson finds it difficult to convene a general meeting due to a natural disaster or a state of emergency, the chairperson may authorize the board of directors to exercise the power of the general meeting vicariously, subject to the prior approval of the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In such cases, resolutions shall be subject to approval at a general meeting later convened.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 65 (Subsidies)
The State or a local government may grant subsidies as necessary for the operation, etc. of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions, within budgetary limits. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 65-2 (Preferential Sale, etc. of State-Owned or Public Property)
(1) If necessary for the operations and welfare programs of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions, the State or a local government may sell state-owned or public property preferentially to the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions, or loan such property to it onerously or gratuitously, or allow it to use such property for profit. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) The State or a local government may, if necessary for the operations and welfare programs of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions, loan or grant concessions for commodities, onerously or gratuitously, to the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions, notwithstanding the Commodity Management Act or the Public Property and Commodity Management Act. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009]
 Article 66 (Corrective Measures)
In any of the following cases, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may order the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions to take corrective measures:
1. If the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions violates an Act or executes a profitable project for any purpose other than the purposes of its establishment;
2. If the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions uses its profits for any purpose other than the purposes specified in the plan for the use of profits;
3. If the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions breaches an instruction given under this Act or any of the statutes specified by Ordinance of the Prime Minister or violates any provision of its articles of association.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13199, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 67 (Investigation and Inspection by Administrative Authorities)
(1) If the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs considers it necessary, the Minister may assign competent public officials to investigate the status of bookkeeping of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions or inspect other necessary documents. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) In the case of paragraph (1), the relevant public officials shall carry with them an identification card certifying their authority and produce it to relevant persons.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 68 (Demand for Submission of Reports or Data, etc.)
If deemed necessary, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may require the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions to report or submit a document or other data. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 69 (Grounds for Dissolution)
The Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions shall be dissolved on any of the following grounds: <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. Grounds specified by the articles of association as grounds for dissolution;
2. Resolution on dissolution adopted by a general meeting.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
CHAPTER VII OTHER ASSISTANCE
 Article 70 (Senior Assistance)
A man of not less than 65 years old or a woman of not less than 60 years old (Provided, That in cases of a person injured in the course of performing a special military mission, referring to a man of not less than 60 years old or a woman of not less than 55 years old) with no responsible provider (including cases where a person has a responsible provider who lacks the ability to support, as specified by Presidential Decree), among persons of distinguished services during special military missions or their bereaved family members (excluding their children) may be provided with assistance through an elderly care facility run by the State. In such case, the spouse of a person of distinguished services during special military missions may be provided with senior assistance along with such person eligible for senior assistance, as determined by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11418, Mar. 21, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 70-2 (Subsidization of Assistance in Care Services)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may grant subsides to the persons who receive domiciliary benefits or facility benefits under Article 23 (1) 1 or 2 of the Act on Long-Term Care Insurance for Older Persons, among the following persons, for part of expenses to be borne by such persons, considering the degree of sacrifice or contribution and the standard of living, including the standard median income:
1. A person of distinguished services during special military missions;
2. The spouse of a person of distinguished services during special military missions;
3. Parents of a person of distinguished services during special military missions, among bereaved family members of such person.
(2) A person who wishes to receive the subsidies under paragraph (1) shall apply for the payment of the subsidies to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In such cases, Articles 11-3 through 11-5 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the procedure for applying for the payment of subsidies, the procedure for ascertaining an applicant's standard of living, etc.
(3) Matters necessary for more specific criteria for selecting persons eligible for the subsidies under paragraphs (1) and (2), the amount of such subsidies, etc., shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 71 (Child Care Assistance)
A child care facility operated by the State may provide child care assistance to a person who has no responsible provider (including cases where a person has a responsible provider who lacks the ability to support, as specified by Presidential Decree) or whose responsible provider is receiving senior assistance, among the minor children and minor younger siblings of a person of distinguished services during special military missions: Provided, That if a person receiving child care assistance is studying in a high school, a university, or any other equivalent school at the age of 19 or is admitted to a high school, a university, or any other equivalent school at the age of 19, child care assistance may be provided continuously until the person graduates from such school. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 14170, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 72 (Entrustment of Senior Assistance, etc.)
(1) If deemed necessary for providing elderly care or child care assistance, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may entrust such assistance to welfare facilities for the senior and children and other social welfare facilities.
(2) Expenses incurred in old-age care and child-care facilities shall be borne by the State.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 73 (Assistance in Use of Transportation Facilities)
(1) A person injured in the course of performing a special military mission, and a person using a transportation facility to personally protect a person injured in the course of performing a special military mission in need of other person's protection, from among persons of distinguished services during special military missions, may granted the exemption from or a discount on charges for transportation facilities operated by the State, local governments, or public institutions specified by Presidential Decree, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) The State or local governments may grant subsidies, within budgetary limits, to persons who provide a person referred to in paragraph (1), with transportation facilities, free of charge or at a discounted rate. <Amended by Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 74 (Assistance in Admission to Ancient Palaces, etc.)
Persons of distinguished services during special military missions and their family members, bereaved or not, may enter ancient palaces, parks, and other facilities managed by the State or a local government, free of charge or at a discounted rate, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 75 (Preferential Supply of Residential Houses)
(1) Persons eligible for loans referred to in Article 39, among persons of distinguished services during special military missions and their bereaved family members, may be preferentially supplied with residential houses built by the State or a local government or built with loans from the State, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, considering the period during which such persons have not owned any house, the standard of living, etc..
(2) A person who wishes to have a residential house supplied under paragraph (1) shall file an application for the supply, with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In such cases, Articles 11-3 through 11-5 shall apply mutatis mutandis to procedures for applying for the supply of residential houses, procedures for ascertaining an applicant's standard of living, etc..
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 75 (Preferential Supply of Residential Houses)
(1) The State or local governments may preferentially supply persons eligible for loans referred to in Article 39, among persons of distinguished services during special military missions and their bereaved family members, with residential houses built by the State or local governments or residential houses built and supplied by the finance of the State or local governments or by the housing and urban fund prescribed by the Housing and Urban Fund Act, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, considering the period for homelessness, the level of living, etc.. <Amended by Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
(2) A business entity building and supplying privately constructed houses pursuant to Article 54 of the Housing Act, may preferentially supply some of such privately constructed houses to persons eligible for loans referred to in Article 39, among persons of distinguished services during special military missions and their bereaved family members. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
(3) A person who wishes to have a residential house supplied under paragraph (1) shall file an application for the supply, with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In such cases, Articles 11-3 through 11-5 shall apply mutatis mutandis to procedures for applying for the supply of residential houses, procedures for ascertaining an applicant's standard of living, etc. <Amended by Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015]
<<Enforcement Date : May 1, 2018>> Article 75
 Article 76 (Subsidies)
The State or a local government may provide subsidies to a legal entity that carries out a program for venerating the honor of persons of distinguished services during special military missions or for conveying enthusiasm for the national defense within budgetary limits. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
CHAPTER VIII SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 77 (Recovery of Educational Subsidies, etc.)
(1) In any of the following cases, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall recover educational subsidies (including admission tuition fees, etc., subsidized under Articles 15 and 15-2), expenses incurred in rehabilitative vocational training and expenses incurred in training programs for developing workplace skills under Article 29, incentives and subsidies for expenses incurred in developing skills under Article 29-2, subsidies for medical expenses under Article 33, subsidies under Article 47, and subsidies for care services under Article 70-2 from the person whom such benefits and subsidies have been paid as honorable treatment under this Act: <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. If a person is granted honorable treatment by fraud or other wrongful means;
2. If a person is granted honorable treatment but the ground for the eligibility for such treatment was terminated retrospectively;
3. If honorable treatment are granted in error.
(2) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs recovers educational subsidies and other subsidies pursuant to paragraph (1), if the relevant person fails to return such subsidies and other subsidies within a given period, the Minister may collect them in accordance with practices for the disposition of delinquent national taxes. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
(3) If the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to recover or collect educational subsidies and other subsidies pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) and deems impossible to recover or collect such subsidies because the relevant person's whereabouts are not known or such person has no assets, or any other extenuating circumstances, he/she may dispose of such subsidies as deficits. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 78 (Discharge from Obligation to Return)
(1) If a person who is granted honorable treatment pursuant to this Act falls under Article 77 (1) 2 but the person is not liable for the cause of such treatment, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may choose not to restitute the educational subsidies and other subsidies paid to such person, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 77. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) The extent to which restitution is omitted under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 79 (Suspension of Honorable Treatment)
(1) If a person of distinguished services during special military missions violates this Act or an order issued pursuant to this Act, or commits an act that damages dignity specified by Presidential Decree, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may suspend honorable treatment, fully or partially, for which he/she is otherwise eligible pursuant to this Act or any other Act, for a prescribed period of not more than three years, after the deliberation and resolution by the National Merit Reward Commission. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) If a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed upon a person of distinguished services during special military missions for any of the crimes specified by Presidential Decree becomes final and conclusive, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall suspend honorable treatment for which the person is otherwise eligible, for the period from the month following after the month in which the sentence becomes final and conclusive, to the execution of the sentence is actually completed. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 80 (Exclusion from Persons Eligible for Application of this Act)
(1) If a person of distinguished services during special military missions, who has benefited or will benefit from the application of this Act, falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall exclude the person from those eligible for the application of this Act and shall not grant any honorable treatment for which the person of distinguished services during special military missions and his family members, bereaved or not, are otherwise eligible under this Act and other Acts: <Amended by Act No. 10258, Apr. 15, 2010; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11556, Dec. 18, 2012; Act No. 11731, Apr. 5, 2013; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act Nos. 13717 & 13718, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
1. A person upon whom a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed for a violation of the National Security Act has become final and conclusive;
2. A person upon whom a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed for a violation of Articles 87 through 90, 92 through 101, and 103 of the Criminal Act has become final and conclusive;
3. A person upon whom a sentence of imprisonment for at least one year without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed for committing any of the following crimes has become final and conclusive:
(a) Any crime under Articles 250 through 253 of the Criminal Act or an attempt to commit such crime; the crime under Article 264 of the same Act; the crime under Article 279 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime; the crime under Article 285 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime; the crime under Article 287, Article 288 (excluding the cases where the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act is committed for the purpose of marriage), Article 289 (excluding the cases where the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act is committed for the purpose of marriage), Article 290, Article 291, Article 292 (excluding the cases where a person receives or hides any person abducted, seduced, or trafficked in the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage or the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage; and the cases where a person solicits, transports, or transfers any person for the purpose of committing the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage or the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage), or Article 294 of the same Act (excluding an attempt to commit the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage or an attempt to commit the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage, or an attempt to commit the crime of receiving or hiding any person abducted, seduced, or trafficked in the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act for marriage or the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act for marriage); any crime under Articles 297, 297-2, 298 through 301, 301-2, 302, 303, and 305 of the same Act; the crime under Article 332 of the same Act (limited to habitual perpetrators of any crime under Articles 329 through 331 of the same Act) or an attempt to commit such crime; any crime under Articles 333 through 336 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime; any crime under Articles 337 through 339 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime under Article 337, the former part of Article 338, or Article 339 of the same Act; the crime under Article 341 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime; the crime under Article 351 of the same Act (limited to habitual perpetrators of the crime under Article 347, 347-2, 348, 350, or 350-2 of the same Act) or an attempt to commit such crime; or the crime under Article 363 of the same Act;
4. A person in whose case a sentence of imprisonment for at least one year without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed upon him/her becomes final and conclusive for the crime under Articles 129 through 133 or 355 through 357 of the Criminal Act or the crime under Article 2 or 3 of the Act on the Aggravated Punishment, etc. of Specific Crimes, which was committed in connection with his/her duties during the period of his/her service as a public official under Article 2 of the State Public Officials Act or Article 2 of the Local Public Officials Act or as any of the employees specified by Presidential Decree, among employees who are routinely engaged in public service in the State or in a local government;
5. A person who has habitually committed an act of damaging dignity specified by Presidential Decree.
(2) If any of family members, bereaved or not, of a person of distinguished services during special military missions, who is or will be eligible for the application of this Act, falls under any subparagraph of paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall exclude such person from those eligible for the application of this Act and shall not grant any benefit for which he/she is otherwise eligible. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) If a person who has been excluded from persons eligible for the application of this Act pursuant to paragraph (1) falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may determine such person to be included again in persons eligible for the application of this Act, upon receipt of an application for registration under Article 6, and may grant honorable treatment for such person, only if it is found that such person has repented bitterly: Provided, That such person who falls under paragraph (1) 2 shall not become eligible for the application of this Act again for assistance: <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
1. Where three years have passed since a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment was completely executed or discharged;
2. Deleted; <by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
3. Where two years have passed since a person was excluded from persons eligible for the application of this Act, except for cases under subparagraph 1.
(4) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs determines whether a person of distinguished services during special military missions and his/her family members, bereaved or not, are excluded from persons eligible for the application of this Act on any ground under paragraph (1) 1 or 5, or whether such persons excluded from persons eligible for the application of this Act are included in persons eligible for the application of this Act pursuant to paragraph (3), the Minister shall refer the case to the National Merit Reward Commission for deliberation and resolution thereon. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
(5) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to suspend honorable treatment under Article 79 (2) or to exclude a person from persons eligible for the application of this Act under paragraph (1) or (2), the Minister may request the agency responsible for management of criminal records to verify the criminal record of the relevant person. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 80 (Exclusion from Persons Eligible for Application of this Act)
(1) If a person of distinguished services during special military missions, who has benefited or will benefit from the application of this Act, falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall exclude the person from those eligible for the application of this Act and shall not grant any honorable treatment for which the person of distinguished services during special military missions and his family members, bereaved or not, are otherwise eligible under this Act and other Acts: <Amended by Act No. 10258, Apr. 15, 2010; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11556, Dec. 18, 2012; Act No. 11731, Apr. 5, 2013; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act Nos. 13717 & 13718, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
1. A person upon whom a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed for a violation of the National Security Act has become final and conclusive;
2. A person upon whom a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed for a violation of Articles 87 through 90, 92 through 101, and 103 of the Criminal Act has become final and conclusive;
3. A person upon whom a sentence of imprisonment for at least one year without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed for any of the following crimes has become final and conclusive:
(a) Any crime under Articles 250 through 253 of the Criminal Act or an attempt to commit such crime; the crime under Article 264 of the same Act; the crime under Article 279 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime; the crime under Article 285 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime; the crime under Article 287, Article 288 (excluding the cases where the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act is committed for the purpose of marriage), Article 289 (excluding the cases where the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act is committed for the purpose of marriage), Article 290, Article 291, Article 292 (excluding the cases where a person receives or hides any person abducted, seduced, or trafficked in the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage or the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage; and the cases where a person solicits, transports, or transfers any person for the purpose of committing the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage or the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage), or Article 294 of the same Act (excluding an attempt to commit the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage or an attempt to commit the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage, or an attempt to commit the crime of receiving or hiding any person abducted, seduced, or trafficked in the crime under Article 288 (1) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage or the crime under Article 289 (2) of the same Act for the purpose of marriage); any crime under Articles 297, 297-2, 298 through 301, 301-2, 302, 303, and 305 of the same Act; the crime under Article 332 of the same Act (limited to habitual perpetrators of any crime under Articles 329 through 331 of the same Act) or an attempt to commit such crime; any crime under Articles 333 through 336 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime; any crime under Articles 337 through 339 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime under Article 337, the former part of Article 338, or Article 339 of the same Act; the crime under Article 341 of the same Act or an attempt to commit such crime; the crime under Article 351 of the same Act (limited to habitual perpetrators of the crime under Article 347, 347-2, 348, 350, or 350-2 of the same Act) or an attempt to commit such crime; or the crime under Article 363 of the same Act;
4. A person in whose case a sentence of imprisonment for at least one year without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed upon him/her becomes final and conclusive for the crime under Articles 129 through 133 or 355 through 357 of the Criminal Act or the crime under Article 2 or 3 of the Act on the Aggravated Punishment, etc. of Specific Crimes, which was committed in connection with his/her duties during the period of his/her service as a public official under Article 2 of the State Public Officials Act or Article 2 of the Local Public Officials Act or as any of the employees specified by Presidential Decree, among employees who are routinely engaged in public service in the State or in a local government;
5. A person who has habitually committed an act of damaging dignity specified by Presidential Decree.
(2) If any of family members, bereaved or not, of a person of distinguished services during special military missions, who is or will be eligible for the application of this Act, falls under any subparagraph of paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall exclude such person from those eligible for the application of this Act and shall not grant any benefit for which he/she is otherwise eligible. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) If a person who has been excluded from persons eligible for the application of this Act pursuant to paragraph (1) falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may determine such person to be included again in persons eligible for the application of this Act, upon receipt of an application for registration under Article 6, and may grant honorable treatment for such person, only if it is found that such person has repented bitterly: Provided, That such person who falls under paragraph (1) 2 shall not become eligible for the application of this Act again for assistance: <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
1. Where three years have passed since a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment was completely executed or discharged;
2. Deleted; <by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
3. Where two years have passed since a person was excluded from persons eligible for the application of this Act, except for cases under subparagraph 1.
(4) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to determine whether a person of distinguished services during special military missions and his/her family members, bereaved or not, are excluded from persons eligible for the application of this Act due to any ground under paragraph (1) 1 or 5, or whether such persons excluded from persons eligible for the application of this Act are included in persons eligible for the application of this Act pursuant to paragraph (3), the Minister shall refer the case to the National Merit Reward Commission for deliberation and resolution thereon. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
(5) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to suspend honorable treatment under Article 79 (2) or to exclude a person from persons eligible for the application of this Act under paragraph (1) or (2), the Minister may request the agency responsible for management of criminal records to verify the criminal record of the relevant person. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
<<Enforcement Date : May 1, 2018>> Article 80
 Article 80-2 (Requests for Provision of Data, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may request the heads of relevant institutions to provide resident registration information, matters registered for family relations, matters registered for Korean nationals residing abroad, data on military service, data on national taxes and local taxes, data on income and property, data on various pensions and insurance, including the national pension and the national health insurance, immigration information, etc.. In such cases, the heads of relevant institutions in receipt of such request shall comply therewith, except in extenuating circumstances, to conduct the following administrative affairs for:
1. Registering for persons of distinguished service during special military missions and the family members, bereaved or not, of such persons, as prescribed in Article 6;
2. Reporting amendment of matters registered for persons of distinguished service during special military missions and the family members, bereaved or not, of such persons, as prescribed in Article 7;
3. Inspecting verification of eligibility for educational assistance prescribed in Article 11-4 (1);
4. Subsidizing tuition fees, etc. of privately-run universities, etc., prescribed in Article 15 (3);
5. Verifying actual conditions of employment and hiring by institutions providing assistance in employment prescribed in Articles 21-2 (2) and 30 (2);
6. Loans prescribed in Article 44 (2);
7. Providing collaterals and securing loans prescribed in Article 48 (3), (5), and (6);
8. Transferring loans prescribed in Article 53;
9. Subsidizing expenses for assistance in care services prescribed in Article 70-2;
10. Preferential supplying residential houses prescribed in Article 75;
11. Recovering educational subsidies, etc. prescribed in Article 77 and writing such subsidies, etc. off taxes;
12. Suspending honorable treatment prescribed in Article 79;
13. Excluding from the application of this Act prescribed in Article 80.
(2) To verify data or information prescribed in paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may use the information system prescribed in Article 6-2 (2) of the Social Welfare Services Act.
(3) No person who conducts or has conducted the administrative affairs prescribed in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall inquire about or use the data or information prescribed in paragraph (1) for purposes other than those prescribed in this Act, nor provide or divulge such data or information to a third person or institution.
(4) The detailed scope of data or information which may be requested pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017]
<<Enforcement Date : May 1, 2018>> Article 80-2
 Article 81 (Delegation and Entrustment)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may delegate part of his/her authority bestowed under this Act to the head of an agency affiliated to the Ministry or to the head of a local government, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may entrust administrative affairs for the payment of educational subsidies, etc. and for loan services, to post offices, or financial institutions established under Article 2 (1) 2 of the Banking Act, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 10303, May 17, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 81 (Delegation and Entrustment)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may delegate part of his/her authority bestowed under this Act to the head of an agency affiliated to the Ministry or to the Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, or entrust such authority to the head of other administrative agency, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may entrust administrative affairs for the payment of educational subsidies, etc. and loan services, to post offices, or financial institutions established under Article 2 (1) 2 of the Banking Act, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009; Act No. 10303, May 17, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
<<Enforcement Date : May 1, 2018>> Article 82
CHAPTER IX PENALTY PROVISIONS
 Article 82 (Penalty Provisions)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years or by a fine not exceeding 30 million won: <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. A person who becomes eligible for honorable treatment under this Act or aids and abets another person to become eligible for honorable treatment under this Act, by fraud or other wrongful means;
2. A person who uses, provides, or divulges financial information or such, in violation of Article 11-5 (6) (including cases to which the same paragraph shall apply mutatis mutandis in the latter part of Article 70-2 (2) or the latter part of Article 75 (2)).
(2) Any person who attempts to commit a crime referred to in paragraph (1) 1 shall be punished. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 82 (Penalty Provisions)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years or by a fine not exceeding 50 million won: <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
1. A person who becomes eligible for honorable treatment under this Act or aids and abets another person to become eligible for honorable treatment under this Act, by fraud or other wrongful means;
2. A person who uses, provides, or divulges financial information or such, in violation of Article 11-5 (6) (including cases to which the same paragraph shall apply mutatis mutandis in the latter part of Article 70-2 (2) or the latter part of Article 75 (3));
3. A person who inquires about, uses, provides, or divulges data or information, in violation of Article 80-2 (3).
(2) Any person who attempts to commit a crime referred to in paragraph (1) 1 shall be punished. <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
<<Enforcement Date : May 1, 2018>> Article 82
 Article 83 (Administrative Fines)
(1) A person who fails to comply with an order for employment issued pursuant to Article 22 (3) without any justifiable reason shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding five million won: <Amended by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
(2) A person who falls under any of the following shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding three million won: <Amended by Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. A person who fails to comply with demand for rectification referred to in Article 27 (2);
2. A person who fails to make a report referred to in Article 30 (1) or makes a false statement in such report;
3. A person who fails to comply with a request for explanation referred to in Article 30 (2), makes a false statement in such explanation, refuses to submit a document, or interferes with or evades the submission of a document;
4. A person who uses a similar name, in violation of Article 55.
(3) Administrative fines referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be imposed and collected by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 84 Deleted. <by Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
ADDENDUM
This Act shall enter into force one year and six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7648, Jul. 29, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 of Article 19 shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Applicability to Employment Examinations) The amended provisions of Article 24 (2) shall apply to examinations publicly announced and conducted after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No 7656, Aug. 4, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8231, Jan. 3, 2007>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 12, 15, 29-2, and 65 shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Applicability to Exemption and Subsidization of Tuition Fees and Other Expenses) The amended provisions of Article 15 (2) and (4) shall apply to a person who files an application for registration of a person who performed a special military mission pursuant to Article 6 after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No 8329, Mar. 29, 2007>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2007.
(2) (Applicability to Employment Examinations) The amended provisions of Article 24 (1) and (2) shall apply to examinations conducted after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 8515, Jul. 13, 2007>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8566, Jul. 27, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That preparation for the establishment under Article 2 of the Addenda shall begin on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Preparation for Establishment)
(1) Persons who intend to establish the Association of Persons who Performed Special Military Missions pursuant to this Act shall form an establishment committee comprised of not less than 15 but not more than 25 persons representing members under subparagraphs of Article 59, obtain approval therefor from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, and report the following matters:
1. Purposes of establishment;
2. Names and addresses of incorporators;
3. Address of its office;
4. Other necessary matters.
(2) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 61, the establishment of articles of association of the Association of Persons who Performed Special Military Missions and the election of executive officers for the first term shall be carried out by the establishment committee, subject to the approval of the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9081, Mar. 28, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Suspension of Benefits)
The amended provisions of Article 79 (2) shall apply to persons upon whom a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment is imposed after this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Applicability to Exclusion from Application of This Act)
The amended provisions of Article 80 (1) 2 and (2) shall apply to cases where a sentence of imprisonment becomes final and conclusive after this Act enters into force with regard to a person who performed a special military mission or a family member of such a person, bereaved or not, who became eligible for the application pursuant to the previous provisions before this Act enters into force.
Article 4 (Transitional Measure concerning Extent of Family Members, Bereaved or Not)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 4 (1), (5), and (6), grandparents and minor siblings registered as family members, bereaved or not, pursuant to previous provisions before this Act enters into force shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9398, Jan. 30, 2009>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 19, 22, 23, 24 (3), 25 (2), 29-2 (1), 83, and 84 shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Applicability to Employment Examinations) The amended provisions of Article 24 (3) shall apply to examinations publicly announced and conducted after this Act enters into force.
(3) (Transitional Measure concerning Fines for Negligence) Imposing a fine for negligence on an act committed before this Act enters into force shall be governed by previous provisions.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9754, Jun. 9, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10258, Apr. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10303, May 17, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10337, May 31, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 8 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Change of Terms)
(1) Any person who has been registered as a person of distinguished services during special military missions or as his/her family member, bereaved or not, pursuant to the previous provisions, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed a person of distinguished services during special military missions or his/her family member, bereaved or not, pursuant to this Act; any person who has filed an application to be registered as a person of distinguished services during special military missions or as his/her family member, bereaved or not, pursuant to the previous provisions, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed to have filed an application to be registered as a person of distinguished services during special military missions or as his/her family member, bereaved or not, pursuant to this Act.
(2) The Association of Persons who Performed Special Military Missions under the previous provisions as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions under this Act.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11418, Mar. 21, 2012>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11556, Dec. 18, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso omitted.)
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11731, Apr. 5, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso omitted.)
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11849, Jun. 4, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 12388, Jan. 28, 2014>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13199, Feb. 3, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Use of Profits)
Matters concerning the use of profits in Article 21 of the Act on the Establishment of Associations by Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, which shall apply mutatis mutandis, pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 58-2 (3), shall apply to the plans for the use of profits for 2016 and subsequent years.
Article 3 (Applicability to Accounting Audit of Profitable Projects)
Matters concerning audit in Article 22 of the Act on the Establishment of Associations by Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, which shall apply mutatis pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 58-2 (3), shall apply to the audit of the execution of profitable projects for 2015 and subsequent years.
Article 4 (Transitional Measure concerning Approval of Profitable Projects)
The profitable projects (limited to the profitable projects, the results of which have been reported to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs in accordance with articles of association) which the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services during Special Military Missions operates in accordance with former provisions of subparagraph 5 of Article 58 as at the time this Act enters into force, are deemed profitable projects approved by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs under the amended provisions of Article 58-2 (1).
ADDENDA <Act No. 13425, Jul. 24, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13610, Dec. 22, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Upper Age Limit for Educational Assistance)
The amended provisions of Article 11 (2) shall apply to the persons registered as persons of distinguished services during special military missions and as their family members, bereaved or not, according to an application filed after this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Applicability to Educational Assistance Based on Standard of Living)
The amended provisions of Article 11 (3) 2 shall apply to the persons registered as persons injured in the course of performing a special military mission and as their family members, bereaved or not, according to an application filed after this Act enters into force.
Article 4 (Applicability to Bearing Part of Medical Expenses)
The amended provisions of Article 33 (4) shall apply to the persons registered as persons injured in the course of performing a special military mission according to an application filed after this Act enters into force.
Article 5 (Applicability to Suspension of Honorable Treatment)
The amended provisions of Article 79 (2) shall apply to cases where a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment imposed upon a person of distinguished services during special military missions, for an act committed after this Act enters into force, becomes final and conclusive.
Article 6 (Applicability to Exclusion from Persons Eligible for Application of This Act)
(1) The amended provisions of Article 80 (1) 3 shall apply to cases where a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor for not less than one year or any heavier punishment imposed upon a person of distinguished services during special military missions, for an act committed after this Act enters into force, becomes final and conclusive.
(2) The amended provisions of Article 80 (1) 4 shall apply to cases where a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor for not less than one year or any heavier punishment imposed upon a person of distinguished services during special military missions, for an act committed after this Act enters into force, becomes final and conclusive.
(3) The amended provisions of Article 80 (2) shall apply to cases where any of the family members, bereaved or not, of a person of distinguished services during special military missions falls under any subparagraph of Article 80 (1), by committing an act after this Act enters into force (excluding cases where a person falls under Article 80 (1) 3, by committing a crime referred to in Article 250, 252, or 253 of the Criminal Act).
Article 7 (Transitional Measure concerning Medical Treatment Eligible for Full or Partial Exemption from Medical Expenses in Veterans Hospitals)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 33 (5), the former provisions of Article 33 (4) shall apply to full or partial exemption from medical expenses in veteran hospitals, for the persons registered as persons of distinguished services during special military missions and as their family members, bereaved or not, pursuant to the former provisions, as at the time this Act enters into force.
Article 8 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13717, Jan. 6, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13718, Jan. 6, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14170, May 29, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14261, May 29, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 (Applicability to Restriction on Assistance in Employment)
The amended provisions of Article 25 (2) shall apply to the persons who are preferentially employed as public officials in general service, etc., after this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measure concerning Persons Eligible for Assistance in Employment, etc.)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 19 of the partial amendment (Act No. 13610) of the Act on Assistance to Persons Who Performed Special Military Missions and Establishment of Related Organizations, the former provisions shall apply to the scope and the number of times of assistance in employment, of persons eligible for assistance in employment, for the persons registered as persons of distinguished services during special military missions and as their family members, bereaved or not, pursuant to the former provisions, as at the time this Act enters into force.
Article 4 (Transitional Measure concerning Special Employment for Meritorious Service)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 22 (1) 1 and 2 and Article 22 (4) of the partial amendment (Act No. 13610) of the Act on Assistance to Persons Who Performed Special Military Missions and Establishment of Related Organizations, the former provisions shall apply to the scope of cases where it is not necessary to recommend to an enterprise, etc., multiple persons registered as persons of distinguished services during special military missions and as their family members, bereaved or not, in connection with special employment for meritorious service; and shall apply to the upper limit to the number of persons eligible for assistance in employment per household.
Article 5 (Transitional Measure concerning Additional Marks in Employment Examination)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 24 (1) of the partial amendment (Act No. 13610) of the Act on Assistance to Persons Who Performed Special Military Missions and Establishment of Related Organizations, the former provisions shall apply to the addition of marks, etc., in an employment examination for the persons registered as persons of distinguished services during special military missions and as their family members, bereaved or not, pursuant to the former provisions, as at the time this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14420, Dec. 20, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 15034, Oct. 31, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 24-2 (4) and 80 (1) 3 (b) shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Validity)
The amended provisions of Article 24-2 (4) shall be effective until December 31, 2022.
Article 3 (Applicability to Exclusion from Application of This Act)
The amended provisions of Article 80 (1) 3 (b) shall also apply to persons of distinguished service during special military missions who are registered pursuant to Article 6 before such amended provisions enter into force.