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ACT ON THE HONORABLE TREATMENT OF PERSONS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO INDEPENDENCE

Act No. 4856, Dec. 31, 1994

Amended by Act No. 5146, Dec. 30, 1995

Act No. 5291, Jan. 13, 1997

Act No. 6338, Dec. 30, 2000

Act No. 6372, Jan. 16, 2001

Act No. 6646, Jan. 26, 2002

Act No. 6836, Dec. 30, 2002

Act No. 7104, Jan. 20, 2004

Act No. 7483, Mar. 31, 2005

Act No. 7649, Jul. 29, 2005

Act No. 7792, Dec. 29, 2005

Act No. 8162, Dec. 30, 2006

Act No. 8328, Mar. 29, 2007

Act No. 8435, May 17, 2007

Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008

Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009

Act No. 9967, Jan. 25, 2010

Act No. 10258, Apr. 15, 2010

Act No. 11332, Feb. 17, 2012

Act No. 11556, Dec. 18, 2012

Act No. 11731, Apr. 5, 2013

Act No. 12668, May 21, 2014

Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015

Act No. 13717, Jan. 6, 2016

Act No. 13718, Jan. 6, 2016

Act No. 14257, May 29, 2016

Act No. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017

Act No. 15341, Dec. 30, 2017

Act No. 15550, Apr. 6, 2018

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to secure the stability of living for the persons of distinguished services to national independence and their bereaved families, and to improve their welfare by providing reasonable honorable treatment for their distinguished services to national independence by having fought against Japanese imperialism in order to achieve national independence, thereby exalting the national spirit by encouraging patriotism.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 2 (Basic Principle of Honorable Treatment)
Because the Republic of Korea, which succeeded to the tradition of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, was established by the sacrifice and contribution of the persons of distinguished services to national independence, the Government shall try to provide substantial compensation for the persons of distinguished services to national independence in order to have their sacrifice and contribution respected as the model of patriotism permanently by us and our descendants, while securing the honorable life of the persons of distinguished service to national independence and their families according to the degree of their sacrifice and contribution.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 3 (Measures of State, etc.)
The State, local governments, etc. shall take measures for the praise of the patriotism of the persons of distinguished services to national independence, the enhancement of the national fair and equitable spirit by succeeding to and developing the said patriotism, and the realization of the basic principle indicated in Article 2.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 4 (Objects of Honorable Treatment)
The following persons of distinguished services to national independence, their families or their bereaved families shall receive the honorable treatment indicated in this Act:
1. Patriotic martyrs: Persons who received the Order of Merit for National Foundation, the National Foundation Medal or the Presidential Citation because they died while fighting against the seizure of national rights by Japanese imperialism or performing an independence movement in Korea or in foreign countries before and after the seizure of national rights by Japanese imperialism until August 14, 1945;
2. Patriots: Persons who received the Order of Merit for National Foundation, the National Foundation Medal or the Presidential Citation because they fought against the seizure of national rights by Japanese imperialism or performed an independence movement in Korea or in foreign countries before and after the seizure of national rights by Japanese imperialism until August 14, 1945.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 4-2 (Creation, etc. of Family Relation Register)
(1) Persons who died without the old family register among the persons of distinguished services to national independence falling under any subparagraph of Article 4 may be subject to the creation of family relation register in accordance with the Supreme Court Regulations, notwithstanding other Acts and subordinate statutes.
(2) Children of the person of distinguished services to national independence to whom the family relation register is created under paragraph (1), his/her lineal descendant or legal representative may file a lawsuit requesting the recognition against the public prosecutor within two years from the date when they become aware of the creation of family relation register of the person of distinguished services to national independence.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009]
 Article 5 (Scope of Bereaved Families or Families)
(1) The scope of the families or bereaved families of persons of distinguished services to national independence, who are entitled to compensation under this Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 11332, Feb. 17, 2012; Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. Spouse;
2. Children;
3. Grandchildren: Provided, That if all children and grandchildren are already dead as at the time the bereaved family of a person of distinguished services to national independence is first registered, one of the nearest lineal descendants of the person of distinguished services to national independence shall be deemed his/her grandchild;
4. Daughters-in-law whose names were entered in the old family register on or before August 14, 1945.
(2) The spouse referred to in paragraph (1) 1 shall include a person in a de facto marriage relationship: Provided, That this shall not apply where the spouse or de facto spouse is or was in de facto marriage relationship with any person, other than the person of distinguished services to national independence, after the spouse or the de facto spouse was married to the person of distinguished services to national independence. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) In cases of children referred to in paragraph (1) 2, only one adopted son or daughter, whom the person of distinguished services to national independence has adopted because he/she has no lineal descendent, shall be deemed his/her child: Provided, That in cases of a son or daughter adopted on or after August 15, 1945, only those who supported or supports the person of distinguished services to national independence, his/her spouse, or his/her lineal ascendant/lineal descendent shall be deemed his/her child. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(4) In cases of grandchildren referred to in paragraph (1) 3, for the adopted son or daughter of the lineal descendent of the person of distinguished services to national independence, only one adopted person because he/she has no lineal descendants shall be deemed his/her grandchild: Provided, That in cases of a grandson or granddaughter adopted on or after August 15, 1945, only those who supported or supports the person of distinguished services to national independence, his/her spouse, or his/her lineal ascendant/lineal descendent shall be deemed his/her grandchild. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(5) In cases of daughters-in-laws referred to in paragraph (1) 4, there shall be no bereaved family provided in paragraph (1) 1 through 3, who receives compensation under Article 12; but, if at least two persons exist, it shall be limited to only one person of the first priority according to her husband's priority to receive compensation. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 6 (Registration and Decision)
(1) Persons of distinguished services to national independence, their families or bereaved families, who want to receive the benefit of this Act, shall apply for the registration to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs in accordance with the Presidential Decree.
(2) In receipt of the application for registration as prescribed in paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall confirm the qualifications for the persons of distinguished services to national independence and their families or bereaved families, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and then determine whether they are qualified as the persons of distinguished services to national independence, their bereaved families or families through the deliberation and decision on the merit reward judging committee (hereinafter referred to as "merit reward judging committee") under Article 74-5 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State: Provided, That where the qualifications, etc., for the persons of distinguished services to national independence, their bereaved families or families are confirmed by the objective facts, and which are prescribed by Presidential Decree, the deliberation and decision on the merit reward judging committee may be omitted. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) Omitted. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(4) In cases of a person of distinguished services to national independence who falls under any subparagraph of Article 4, but is unable to apply for registration due to his/her absence, the absence of his/her bereaved family, etc., referred to in Article 5, etc., the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may record such person as a person of distinguished services to national independence, give honorable treatment to such person, and conduct necessary management. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 14257, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 6-2 (Reports of Changes in Persons Circumstances, etc.)
(1) Where a person of distinguished services to national independence, or any member of his/her bereaved family or family falls under any of the following, a person eligible to apply for registration referred to in Article 6 (1) shall promptly report the relevant fact to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister:
1. Where he/she dies;
2. Where he/she loses his/her nationality;
3. Where he/she is no longer a bereaved family or family under Article 5;
4. Where he/she has become a bereaved family or family under Article 5;
5. Where he/she has become a person provided for in Article 38 (2);
6. Where he/she has become a person provided for in any of Article 39 (1) 1, 2, 4 or 7 or paragraph (2) of the same Article;
7. Where he/she has been missing continuously for at least one year, or the ground for his/her unknown whereabouts ceases to exist;
8. Where his/her name, address, or date of birth has altered;
9. Where his/her personal details prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister are altered.
(2) In receipt of a report under paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall take necessary dispositions such as change in the order of priority of bereaved families, cancellation of determination to accept a registration, determination to accept additional registration, etc., and notify any disposition taken and the ground therefor to the reporter.
(3) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may, in order to confirm changes in personal circumstances described in the subparagraphs of paragraph (1), ask the person of distinguished services to national independence, his/her bereaved family or family to furnish necessary materials. In such cases, any person in receipt of the request for the submission of necessary materials, shall comply therewith, except in extenuating circumstances.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 7 (Principles for Compensation)
Persons of distinguished services to national independence, their bereaved families or families shall be compensated according to the degree of the sacrifice and contribution of the persons of distinguished services to national independence, but the compensation may be adjusted in accordance with their standards of living. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 8 (Period When One Comes to Enjoy Right for Compensation)
The right for compensation under this Act may be established from the month when the application for the registration referred to in Article 6 (1) is made: Provided, That where a person applies for the payment of allowances for adjusting living conditions and the payment of subsidies referred to in Articles 14-2 (1) and 19-2 (2), the entitlement to the relevant compensation shall arise from the month in which such application is filed. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 9 (Obligation to Maintain Personal Dignity)
The persons of distinguished services to national independence, their bereaved families or families shall not do any activities which are harmful to the dignity of the persons of distinguished services to national independence.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
CHAPTER II HONORABLE TREATMENT
 Article 10 (Honorable Treatments in Ceremony)
When the State, local governments, other public organizations, and schools of each level perform the important events in national holidays or commemoration days, they shall pay silent tribute to the patriotic martyrs as a part of the national ceremony and give honorable treatment to the invited persons of distinguished services to national independence in the ceremony.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 11 (Patriot Benefits)
(1) The patriot benefits shall be divided into compensation, a lump sum for death, and allowances for adjusting the living conditions.
(2) Deleted. <by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) Where a person who receives or is to receive the compensation or the allowances for adjusting the living conditions are in an institution for the aged or a nursing facility operated by the Korea Veterans Welfare and Healthcare Corporation pursuant to Article 2 of the Korea Veterans Health Service Act and receive the support under the State's burden, the compensation amount as stipulated in Presidential Decree and the allowances for adjusting the living conditions shall not be given from the month next to the month to which the date when they begin to receive such support belongs, to the month to which the date when they stop to receive such support belongs. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(4) Where a person who is to receive the compensation or the allowances for adjusting the living conditions fall under Article 12 (5) 1 or 4, the compensation or the allowances for adjusting the living conditions whose payment is determined, shall be paid in the same manner as the lump sum for death under Article 13 (1) or (2).
(5) The payment of a patriot benefit shall be made to a deposit account [referring to an account opened at a postal service office under the Postal Savings and Insurance Act (hereinafter referred to as “postal service office”) or a bank under the Banking Act (hereinafter referred to as “bank”); hereinafter the same shall apply] designated by a person to receive a patriot benefit: Provided, That where it is not possible due to any unavoidable reason prescribed by Presidential Decree such as a malfunction in the information and communications network (referring to the information and communications network under Article 2 (1) 1 of the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, Etc.), etc., the payment may be made in cash upon request by a person to receive the relevant patriot benefit. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(6) Where a patriot benefit is to be paid under the main sentence of paragraph (5), if a person to receive a patriot benefit opens and designates a deposit account under his/her own name to which only a patriot benefit can be paid, the payment of the patriot benefit shall be made to the relevant deposit account. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(7) In addition to those prescribed in paragraphs (1) through (6), necessary matters concerning the amount of patriot benefits and the payment thereof shall be determined by Presidential Decree. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 11-2 (Protection of Entitlements)
(1) No entitlement to a patriot benefit shall be transferred, seized or provided as a security: Provided, That where a person who is eligible to receive a patriot benefit intends to obtain a loan pursuant to Article 18; Article 46 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Services to the State; Article 55 of the Act on Support for Persons Eligible for Veteran’s Compensation; Article 39 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to the May 18 Democratization Movement; or Article 38 of Act on Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service during Special Missions and Establishment of Related Organizations, he/she may provide a patriot benefit as a security.
(2) With respect to and within the limit of the amount of a monthly patriot benefit paid pursuant to Article 11 (6), no claim to the amount of money equivalent to or smaller than the amount of money determined by Presidential Decree in consideration of the standard median income prescribed in subparagraph 11 of Article 2 of the National Basic Living Security Act (hereinafter referred to as “standard median income”), the amount of a patriot benefit, etc., shall be seized.
(3) Notwithstanding the main sentence of paragraphs (1) and (2), a patriot benefit may be seized where the patriot benefit, etc., is recovered under Article 35.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 12 (Compensation)
(1) The compensation shall be paid on a monthly basis.
(2) A person of distinguished services to national independence and the person who has the first priority among his/her bereaved family members shall be entitled to receive the compensation: Provided, That in case of grandchildren, the compensation shall be paid only to the following persons in consideration of the standards of living prescribed by Presidential Decree, etc., and the right to receive such compensation shall not be transferred to any other grandchild: <Amended by Act No. 12668, May 21, 2014>
1. A grandchild of a person of distinguished services to national independence who died on or before August 14, 1945;
2. A grandchild of a person of distinguished services to national independence who died on or after August 15, 1945 in cases of the bereaved family in whose case all the children of the person of distinguished services to national independence were dead at the time the first registration was filed.
(3) The priority of the bereaved family members to receive the compensation shall follow the order stipulated in each subparagraph of Article 5 (1).
(4) Where at least two persons of the same priority exist among the bereaved family members to receive the compensation under paragraph (3), the compensation shall be paid in accordance with the following classification: <Amended by Act No. 12668, May 21, 2014>
1. The oldest shall have priority over the younger, but where a person who mainly supports the person of distinguished services to national independence exists, the person shall have priority;
2. Notwithstanding subparagraph 1, where one person from among the bereaved family members of the same priority is designated as the one to receive the compensation by their consultation, the compensation shall be paid to the designated person. In such cases, matters necessary for the method, etc., of consultation among the bereaved family members shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(5) Where the bereaved family member to receive the compensation falls under any one of the following subparagraphs, the compensation shall be given to the bereaved family member who has the second priority to the compensation prescribed in the subparagraphs of Article 5 (1), as prescribed by Presidential Decree:
1. When he/she dies;
2. When he/she comes not to fall under any subparagraph of Article 5 (1);
3. Deleted; <by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
4. When his/her whereabouts is unknown continuously for not less than one year.
(6) The level of compensation payment shall be determined according to the degree of sacrifice and contribution of persons of distinguished services to national independence, taking into consideration the national household consumption expenditure, etc., of household survey statistics among the statistics designated and publicly announced by the Commissioner of the Statistics Korea under subparagraph 2 of Article 3 of the Statistics Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 13 (Lump Sum for Death)
(1) Where the persons of distinguished service to national independence who have received the compensation die, the lump sum for death shall be given to their bereaved families according to the priority to receive the compensation indicated in Article 12 (3) through (5). In such cases, if no bereaved family member exists, the lump sum for death shall be given to the relevant property successor among the relatives who have lived with the person of distinguished service to national independence at the time of his/her death according to an application of the person to become a property successor.
(2) The lump sum for death to be paid when the bereaved family, receiving the compensation, of the person of distinguished service to national independence dies, shall be paid only in cases where there are no other bereaved family entitled to receive the compensation; and the lump sum for death shall be given to the relevant property successor from among the relatives who have lived with the bereaved family at the time of his/her death according to an application of the person to become a property successor.
(3) In cases under paragraphs (1) and (2), if no person to inherit the property exists, the lump sum for death may be given to the person who performs the funeral ceremony.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 14 (Allowances for Adjusting Living Conditions)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may pay an allowance for adjusting living conditions to the following persons in consideration of the standard of living, including the standard median income, etc., as prescribed by Presidential Decree:
1. A person of distinguished services to national independence;
2. A person who receives compensation among the bereaved family members of a person of distinguished services to national independence;
3. Where no person receives compensation among the bereaved family members of a person of distinguished services to national independence, one person of the first priority to receive compensation under the subparagraphs of Article 5 (1).
(2) Where at least two persons are in the same order of priority among the bereaved family members when paragraph (1) 3 is applied, the order of application for registration under Article 6 (1) shall apply mutatis mutandis.
(3) An allowance for adjusting living conditions shall be paid monthly, and the amount payable, methods for payment and other necessary matters concerning payment thereof shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 14-2 (Application for Payment of Allowances for Adjusting Living Conditions)
(1) A person who intends to receive an allowance for adjusting living conditions under Article 14 (hereinafter referred to as "person who intends to receive an allowance for adjusting living conditions") shall file an application for the payment of an allowance for adjusting living conditions with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
(2) Where a person who intends to receive an allowance for adjusting living conditions files an application pursuant to paragraph (1), the person and his/her dependents (referring to his/her spouse, parents, children and their spouses he/she is under obligation to support; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall submit their written consents to the provision of the following data or information:
1. The average bank balance among data or information about the details of financial assets and financial transactions as defined in subparagraphs 2 and 3 of Article 2 of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality and other data or information prescribed by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as "financial information");
2. The amount of debts among credit information as defined in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Credit Information Use and Protection Act and other data or information prescribed by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as "credit information");
3. Premiums paid after having taken out insurance referred to in the subparagraphs of Article 4 (1) of the Insurance Business Act and other data or information prescribed by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as "insurance information").
(3) In receipt of application pursuant to paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall determine whether to provide an allowance for adjusting living conditions depending on the outcomes of an investigation prescribed in Article 14-3.
(4)  Necessary matters concerning the methods and procedures for filing applications for the payment of allowances for adjusting living conditions under paragraph (1), the methods and procedures for giving consent referred to in paragraph (2), etc., shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 14-3 (Investigations, Inquiries, etc.)
(1) In order to verify whether an entitlement to an allowance for adjusting living conditions has arisen or been lost, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may request a person who intends to receive an allowance for adjusting living conditions, a recipient of an allowance for adjusting living conditions (referring to a person falling under any subparagraph of Article 14 (1) who is currently receiving an allowance for adjusting living conditions; hereinafter the same shall apply) and his/her dependents to submit necessary documents or other data on income, property, etc., and require an affiliated public official to have access to the residence of a person who intends to receive an allowance for adjusting living conditions, a current recipient of an allowance for adjusting living conditions and his/her dependents or other necessary places, and investigate documents, etc., or make necessary inquiries of relevant persons.
(2) A person who has access, conducts investigations or makes inquires pursuant to paragraph (1) shall carry identification verifying his/her authority and present it to relevant persons.
(3) Where a person who intends to receive an allowance for adjusting living conditions, or a recipient of an allowance for adjusting living conditions or his/her dependents refuse to submit documents or data requested under paragraph (1), or refuse, interfere with or evade an investigation or inquiry, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans may reject the relevant application for the payment of an allowance for adjusting living conditions or suspend the payment of an allowance for adjusting living conditions.
(4) Necessary matters concerning the scope of, timing for, and details of investigations or inquiries conducted or made under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 14-4 (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 request the heads of financial companies, etc. (referring to financial companies, etc. as defined in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality and credit information collection agencies as defined in Article 25 of the Credit Information Use and Protection Act; hereinafter the same shall apply) to provide financial information, credit information or insurance information (hereinafter referred to as “financial information, etc.”) by documents in electronic form converted from written consents submitted by a person who intends to receive an allowance for adjusting living conditions and his/her dependents pursuant to Article 14-2 (2).
(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, where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems it necessary to examine the entitlement to an allowance for adjusting living conditions of a recipient of an allowance for adjusting living conditions and his/he dependents, he/she may request the heads of financial companies, etc., to provide financial information, etc. by documents in which their personal details prescribed by Presidential Decree, inquiry base date, inquiry period, etc., are stated, or through an information and communications network.
(3) Upon receipt of a request to provide financial information, etc., made under paragraphs (1) and (2), the heads of financial companies, etc., shall provide the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs with such information, 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 financial companies, etc., which provide financial information, etc., pursuant to paragraph (3) shall notify the relevant title deed holder of the fact that such financial information, etc., has been provided: Provided, That such notification may be omitted if the relevant title deed holder has consented to the provision of such information, notwithstanding Article 4-2 (1) of the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Confidentiality.
(5) A request for, and the provision of, financial information, etc., under paragraphs (1) through (3) shall be made through the information and communications network: Provided, That this shall not apply where there is any extenuating circumstance, such as a malfunction in the information and communications network, etc.
(6) No person who engages or engaged in business affairs referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall use financial information, etc., he/she has acquired in the course of performing his/her duty, for any purpose other than those provided for in this Act, or provide or divulge such information to any third person or institution.
(7) Necessary matters concerning a request for financial information, etc., the provision thereof, etc., under paragraphs (1) through (3) and (5) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 14-5 (Provision, etc. of Subsidies for Stable Livelihood)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may subsidize non-recipient of compensation for stable livelihood pursuant to Article 12, among children or grandchildren of persons of distinguished services to national independence, in consideration of their standard of living, including the standard median income, etc.
(2) A person who intends to receive subsidies prescribed in paragraph (1) shall file an application for subsidies with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In this case, Articles 14-2 through 14-4 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the procedures for applying for subsidies, the authority of the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs regarding verifying and examining entitlement to such subsidies, etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 15550, Apr. 6, 2018]
 Article 15 (Educational Support)
(1) The State shall provide educational support in order for a person of distinguished service to national independence, his/her bereaved family and his/her family members to receive the necessary education at educational institutes.
(2) Persons eligible for educational support (hereinafter referred to as “persons eligible for educational support”) shall be as follows: <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. Person of distinguished services to national independence and his/her spouse;
2. Children and grandchildren of the person of distinguished services to national independence.
(3) Articles 22-2, 23 through 25, 25-2 and 26 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State shall apply mutatis mutandis to the details, methods, etc., of the educational assistance to persons eligible for educational support services. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(4) Deleted. <by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 16 (Employment Support)
(1) The State shall provide employment support to persons of distinguished services to national independence, the bereaved families or the members of their families.
(2) Persons who are eligible for employment support (hereinafter referred to as “persons eligible for employment support”) shall be as follows: <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
1. The bereaved family of a patriotic martyr;
2. The family and bereaved family of a patriot;
3. One child of the grandchild who is the eldest grandchild among the bereaved family of a person of distinguished services to national independence and has difficulty getting employed due to a disease, impediment, or old age. In such cases, the criteria for diseases, impediments or old age, etc., and necessary matters concerning the implementation of employment support shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) Where an institution implementing employment support referred to in Article 30 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State holds an employment examination for employing its employees, additional points shall be added in accordance with the following classifications to final earned ratings of a person subject to employment support who has applied for the relevant employment examination:
1. A person subject to employment support for whom ten percent to the full mark is added:
(a) A patriotic martyr's bereaved family and a patriot;
(b) Where a patriot dies before the date of application for registration under Article 6 (1), the bereaved family of the patriot;
2. A person subject to employment support for whom five percent to the full mark is added:
(a) The family of a patriot;
(b) Where a patriot dies after the date of application for registration under Article 6 (1), the bereaved family of the patriot;
(c) A person who falls under paragraph (2) 3.
(4) In implementing employment support under paragraphs (1) through (3), except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Act, Articles 29 (3), 30, 31 (2) through (5), 31-2, 32, 33, 33-2, 33-3, 34, 34-2, 35-2, 36, 37, 37-2 (1) through (3), 38 (2) and (3), and 39 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State shall apply mutatis mutandis: Provided, That, where employment support is provided under Articles 32 and 34 of the same Act, employment support shall be offered only to three persons per family of a person of distinguished services to national independence (the person of distinguished services to national independence and his/her spouse among those eligible for employment support shall not be included in the three aforesaid persons). <Amended by Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 16-2 (Livelihood Support)
(1) Where any agency prescribed by Presidential Decree from among the State, local governments, and other public organizations permits or entrusts the operation of a booth or the installation of a vending machine for the sale of daily living necessities, such as foodstuffs, office supplies, newspapers, within the public facilities under its jurisdiction, it shall reflect preferentially the application of a person of distinguished services to national independence who is registered and determined under Article 6, his/her bereaved family or family when such application is filed. In such cases, necessary matters concerning the scale and operation of a booth, the procedures for permit, entrustment, etc., shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(2) A person who is permitted or entrusted under paragraph (1) shall engage himself/herself in the relevant business unless he/she has a just cause, such as a serious disease.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 17 (Medical Support)
(1) The State shall provide medical support for persons of distinguished services to national independence and their bereaved families or families.
(2) When persons of distinguished services to national independence contract any disease (including any wound), they may receive medical treatments from the National medical institutions (including the veterans hospital established under Article 7 of the Korea Veterans Health Service Act) or medical institutions of local governments, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) The State may entrust any medical institutions, others than those operated by the State or local governments, with the medical treatment provided in paragraph (2). <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(4) Expenses incurred in medical treatments prescribed in paragraphs (2) and (3) shall be borne by the State: Provided, That where the medical institutions of local governments give such medical treatments, local governments may partially bear medical expenses, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(5) The bereaved families or families of persons of distinguished services to national independence shall receive medical treatment in the veterans hospital established under Article 7 of the Korea Veterans Health Service Act, and the State may entrust such medical treatment to other medical institutions, if deemed necessary. In such cases, expenses incurred in such medical treatment shall be reduced or exempted, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may grant the amount of expenses so reduced or exempted to the relevant veterans hospital and other medical institutions within budgetary limits. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(6) Notwithstanding paragraph (5), a bereaved family member with the first priority who is at least 75 years of age and who is a recipient of compensation under Article 12 (2) may receive medical treatment at a medical institution designated and entrusted with medical treatment by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, other than any veterans hospital specified in Article 7 of the Korea Veterans Health Service Act. In such cases, expenses incurred in such medical treatment shall be reduced or exempted, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and expenses so exempted shall be borne by the State. <Newly Inserted by Act 11332, Feb. 17, 2012>
(7) Standards for medical assistance, including the methods of and procedures for medical treatment or subsidization for medical expenses under paragraphs (1) through (6) and the scope and maximum of such medical treatment or subsidization for medical expenses shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Newly Inserted by Act 11332, Feb. 17, 2012>
(8) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in paragraphs (1) through (7), Article 45 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State shall apply mutatis mutandis to medical support. <Amended by Act 11332, Feb. 17, 2012; Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 18 (Loan)
(1) The State shall make a long-term loan at a low interest rate to any of the following persons to secure their economical independence and stability of living:
1. Persons of distinguished services to national independence and their bereaved families who receive the compensation;
2. Where there is no bereaved family member who receives the compensation of persons of distinguished services to national independence, the person who has the first priority under each subparagraph of Article 5 (1).
(2) In applying paragraph (1) 2, when at least two persons of the same priority exist among the bereaved family members, the order of application for registration under Article 6 (1) shall apply mutatis mutandis. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) Articles 48 through 56 and 59 through 62 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State shall apply mutatis mutandis to the loan under paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 19 (Provision of Asylums for Aged)
Of the persons of distinguished services to national independence and their bereaved families who receive compensation pursuant to Article 12, the State may provide assistance for men who are at least 65 years of age or women who are at least than 60 years of age, who have no person obliged to support them (including where a person obliged to support them exists, but such person has no ability to support them as determined by Presidential Decree) at any asylum for the aged operated by the State. In such cases, the spouses of the persons of distinguished services to national independence and their bereaved family members who are protected in any asylum for the aged operated by the State are entitled to protection at any asylum for the aged, as stipulated by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. <Amended by Act 11332, Feb. 17, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 19-2 (Subsidies to Care Assistance)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may partially subsidize expenses to be borne by a person entitled to domiciliary benefits or facility benefits under Article 23 (1) 1 or 2 of the Long-Term Care Insurance Act for the Older Persons among the persons of distinguished services to national independence and their spouses, in consideration of the degree of their sacrifices and contributions, their standard of living including the standard median income, etc., as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) A person who intends to receive a subsidy pursuant to paragraph (1) shall file an application for the payment of such subsidy with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In such cases, Articles 14-2 through 14-4 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the procedures for applying for the payment of subsidies, the procedures for verifying the standard of living of an applicant, etc.
(3) Necessary matters concerning the detailed standards for selecting persons eligible for subsidies and the amount of subsidies payable under paragraphs (1) and (2) and other matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 20 (Provision of Fostering Service)
With respect to persons who have no one obliged to support them (including where there is a person obliged to support them, but such person has no ability to support them as determined by Presidential Decree) from among the minor children and grandchildren of the persons of distinguished services to national independence, or to persons whose supporters are under the support in the asylum for the aged, they may be protected in the fostering facilities of the State: Provided, That persons who are protected in the fostering facilities, who are enrolled in the high school, the college and other schools equivalent thereto at the age of 19, or who enter the high school, college or other schools equivalent thereto at the age of 19, may be protected in the fostering facilities concerned until they graduate from the relevant school. <Amended by Act No. 14257, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 21 (Entrustment of Protection of Aged, etc.)
(1) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs deems it necessary for the provision of asylum for the aged and the fostering services, he/she may entrust the fostering or protection to the social welfare facilities, such as the welfare facilities for the aged and the welfare facilities for the children.
(2) The expenses needed for the protection of the aged and the fostering of the children shall be borne by the State.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 22 (Right to Use Transportation Free of Charge or at Discounted Fee)
(1) With respect to the persons of distinguished services to national independence who utilize the transportation facilities in a direct protection of the said persons having difficulties in moving around without others' help, they are allowed to gratuitously utilize the transportation facilities of the State, local governments and the public organizations as determined by Presidential Decree, or to do so at the discounted fees, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) The State may grant the subsidy, within budgetary limits, to a person who allows a person falling under paragraph (1) to utilize transportation facilities free of charge or at a discounted rate. <Amended by Act No. 14257, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 23 (Support for Use of Ancient Palaces, etc.)
The persons of distinguished services to national independence or their bereaved families or families may be admitted to the ancient palaces and public parks managed by the State or by local governments free of charge or at the discounted fees, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 24 (Priority for Allotment of Housing)
(1) The State or local governments may preferentially supply any of the following persons with residential houses built by the State or local governments or residential houses built and supplied using the finance of the State or local governments or the housing and urban fund prescribed in the Housing and Urban Fund Act, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, by taking into account the period of houselessness, standard of living, etc.: <Amended by Act No. 15341, Dec. 30, 2017>
1. Any person of distinguished services to national independence;
2. Any person eligible for loans prescribed in Article 18 (1) among the bereaved family members of a person of distinguished services to national independence;
3. The head of the household among the bereaved family members of a person of distinguished services to national independence eligible for settlement allowances prescribed in Article 26.
(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 falling under any subparagraph of paragraph (1). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 15341, Dec. 30, 2017>
(3) A person who intends to be supplied with housing pursuant to paragraph (1) or (2) shall file an application with the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. In such cases, Articles 14-2 through 14-4 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the procedures for applying for the supply of housing, the procedures for verifying the standard of living of an applicant, etc. <Amended by Act No. 15341, Dec. 30, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 25 Deleted. <by Act No. 7649, Jul. 29, 2005>
 Article 26 (Special Cases in Support for Domestic Settlement)
With respect to any of the following persons who have returned home and obtained the nationality of the Republic of Korea after residing overseas by failing to return home while taking refuge abroad during the dominion period of the Japanese imperialism, they may be paid settlement allowances prescribed by Presidential Decree in consideration of the relevant settlement conditions and ability to maintain living:
1. A person of distinguished services to national independence;
2. The head of household from among the bereaved family members of a person of distinguished services to national independence.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015]
 Article 26-2 (Subsidies for Expenses for Managing Cemeteries)
The State may fully or partially subsidize the expenses incurred in managing the cemeteries of national martyrs or deceased patriots who have not been placed in the National Cemeteries, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017]
CHAPTER III FUNDS
 Article 27 (Establishment and Sources of Fund)
(1) The Project Fund for the Patriotic Martyrs and Patriots (hereinafter referred to as the "Fund") shall be raised in order to help the persons of distinguished services to national independence and their family members, bereaved or not, and to execute the project capable of exalting the spirit of the nation by succeeding the independence spirits. <Amended by Act No. 15550, Apr. 6, 2018>
(2) The Fund shall be raised from the following financial resources: <Amended by Act No. 9967, Jan. 25, 2010>
1. The Korean won fund raised from the funds for the claim against the Japanese Government;
2. Profits earned by the properties of pro-Japanese and anti-national collaborators to the State pursuant to subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Special Act on the Asset Confiscation for Pro-Japanese and Anti-National Collaborators to the State (hereafter referred to as "properties of pro-Japanese" in this subparagraph) and diverted to the State or tangible or intangible properties that substitute the properties of pro-Japanese and are diverted to the State;
4. The contributions from the State;
5. The amount transferred from other accounts or other funds.
(3) If necessary for the operation of the Fund, a long-term loan may be made under the burden of the Fund.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 28 (Management and Operation of Fund)
(1) The Fund shall be managed and operated by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
(2) Necessary matters concerning the management and operation of the Fund shall be determined by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 29 (Deliberative Committee for Operation of Fund)
The Deliberative Committee for the Operation of the Fund for the Patriotic Martyrs and Patriots and the Patriots and Veterans Fund as prescribed in Article 10 of the Patriots and Veterans Fund Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Deliberative Committee") shall deliberate on the management and operation of the Fund.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009]
 Article 30 (Purposes of Fund)
The Fund shall be used for any of the following purposes: <Amended by Act No. 15550, Apr. 6, 2018>
1. Paying the subsidies for the honorable treatment and the life stabilization of the persons of distinguished services to national independence and their family members, bereaved or not;
2. The commemoration project aimed at commemorating the movement for national independence and the project aimed at unearthing fighters for national independence and historical material pertaining to the movement for national independence;
3. The project for facilitating education and study for the purpose of fostering the national spirit and its incidental businesses;
4. The expenses needed for creating the Fund and the additional expenses needed for operating the Fund;
5. The projects deemed necessary by the Deliberative Committee to promote the merit and contributions to the persons of distinguished services to national independence.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 31 Deleted. <by Act No. 7792, Dec. 29, 2005>
 Article 31-2 (Opening of Fund Account)
The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may open an account for the Fund in the Bank of Korea.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 32 (Fiscal Year for Fund)
The fiscal year for the Fund shall be determined according to the fiscal year for the Government.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 33 (Accounting Organ for Fund)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall appoint the public official in charge of the collection of Fund revenues, the public official in charge of Fund management, the public official in charge of Fund disbursements and the public official in charge of Fund receipts and disbursements in order to perform the clerical work involving the revenues and disbursements of the Fund from among the public officials under his/her control.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may designate the posts for the public official in charge of the collection of Fund revenues, the public official in charge of Fund management, the public official in charge of Fund disbursements and the public official in charge of Fund receipts and disbursements in the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs in lieu of their appointments in accordance with paragraph (1).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 33-2 Deleted. <by Act No. 8162, Dec. 30, 2006>
 Article 33-3 Deleted. <by Act No. 8162, Dec. 30, 2006>
 Article 34 Deleted. <by Act No. 6836, Dec. 30, 2002>
CHAPTER IV SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 35 (Redemption of Patriot Benefits, etc.)
(1) Where a recipient of the following patriot benefits, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “patriot benefits, etc.”) under this Act has obtained patriot benefits, etc., falsely or improperly, where the ground for obtaining patriot benefits, etc., lapses retroactively after having obtained such patriot benefits, etc., or where patriot benefits have been paid by mistake, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall recover the patriot benefits, etc., paid to him/her: <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14257, May 29, 2016; Act No. 15550, Apr. 6, 2018>
1. Patriot benefits under Article 11;
1-2. Subsidies for stable livelihood prescribed in Article 14-5;
2. Tuition fees, admission fees, and other school expenses and educational subsidies prescribed in Articles 25, 25-2 and 26 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State which are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 15 (3);
3. Expenses for vocational skill development training, subsidies for ability development expenses, and subsidies prescribed in Articles 38 (2) and (3) and 39 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State which are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to the main sentence of Article 16 (4);
4. Medical support subsidies under Article 17;
5. Subsidies under Article 55 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Services to the State applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 18 (3);
6. Subsidies for care assistance under Article 19-2;
7. Settlement allowances under Article 26.
(2) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs redeems the patriot benefits, etc., under paragraph (1), if the persons liable for returning the patriot benefits, etc., fail to return them within the period, he/she may collect them in the same manner as delinquent national taxes are collected. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs redeems or collects patriot benefits, etc., under paragraphs (1) and (2), if he/she deems it impractical to redeem or collect them because persons liable for returning them are missing or they have no property, or due to other inevitable causes, he/she may perform a disposal of deficit. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 36 (Exemption from Obligation to Return)
Where the ground for obtaining compensation lapses retroactively after a person receives such compensation under this Act, but the causes for receiving such compensation are not attributable to him/her, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may not redeem the patriot benefits, etc., that such person has received, and exempt him/her from returning it, notwithstanding Article 35. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 37 Deleted. <by Act No. 6338, Dec. 30, 2000>
 Article 38 (Suspension of Compensation)
(1) Where persons of distinguished services to national independence violate this Act or orders under this Act, or commit any acts harmful to the personal dignity as determined by Presidential Decree, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall fully or partially suspend the payment of the compensation receivable by them under this Act or other Acts by fixing a period within three years through the resolution of the merit reward judging committee.
(2) Where persons of distinguished services to national independence commit a crime prescribed by Presidential Decree and are sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor or a heavier punishment, and such ruling becomes final and conclusive, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall not pay the patriot benefits to be received by them during the period of the punishment sentenced starting from the month following the month in which such ruling is finalized. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 39 (Exclusion from Application of This Act)
(1) Where persons of distinguished services to national independence to whom this Act applies or is to apply fall under any of the following subparagraphs, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall exclude them from the persons subject to application of this Act, and shall not give them the honorable treatment, which the persons of distinguished services to national independence, their bereaved families or their families may receive under this Act or other Acts: <Amended by Act No. 10258, Apr. 15, 2010; Act No. 11556, Dec. 18, 2012; Act No. 11731, Apr. 5, 2013; Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 13717, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 13718, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017; Act No. 15341, Dec. 30, 2017>
1. A person who violates the National Security Act, and on whom imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment is confirmed;
2. A person who violates Articles 87 through 90, 92 through 101 or 103 of the Criminal Act, and on whom imprisonment without prison labor or any heavier punishment is confirmed;
3. A person who is confirmed to have serious deficits in their merit of movement for national independence by evidential data;
4. Any of the following persons on whom imprisonment without prison labor for not less than one year or any heavier punishment is confirmed:
(a) A person who commits or attempts to commit a crime provided for in Articles 250 through 253 of the Criminal Act; a person who commits a crime provided for in Article 264 of the same Act; a person who commits or attempts to commit a crime provided for in Article 279 of the same Act; a person who commits or attempts to commit a crime provided for in Article 285 of the same Act; a person who commits a crime provided for in Articles 287 through 292 and 294 of the same Act; a person who commits a crime provided for in Articles 297, 297-2, 298 through 301, 301-2, 302, 303, and 305 of the same Act; a person who commits or attempts to commit a crime provided for in Article 332 of the same Act (limited to habitual offenders pursuant to Articles 329 through 331 of the same Act); a person who commits or attempts to commit a crime provided for in Articles 333 through 336 of the same Act; a person who commits a crime provided for in Articles 337 through 339 of the same Act or who attempts to commit a crime provided for in Article 337, the former part of Article 338 or Article 339 of the same Act; a person who commits or attempts to commit a crime provided for in Article 341 of the same Act; a person who commits or attempts to commit a crime provided for in Article 351 of the same Act (limited to habitual offenders pursuant to Articles 347, 347-2, 348, 350, and 350-2 of the same Act); a person who commits a crime provided for in Article 363 of the same Act;
(b) A person who commits any crime provided for in Article 2 (1), Article 3 (3), or Article 6 (limited to persons who attempts to commit a crime prescribed in Article 2 (1) or 3 (3)) of the Punishment of Violences, etc. Act as it read before being amended by Act No. 13718;
5. A person who habitually commits an acts harmful to personal dignity as determined by Presidential Decree;
6. A person who is determined as having committed pro-Japan and anti-national acts falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 2 of the Special Act to Find the Truth of Anti-National Acts under the Colonial Rule of Japanese Imperialism;
7. Public officials provided for in Article 2 of the State Public Officials Act and Article 2 of the Local Public Officials Act, and employees prescribed by Presidential Decree who ordinarily engage in public service in the State or a local government, who have been sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor for at least one year and the punishment on whom becomes final and conclusive for having committed a crime provided for in Articles 129 through 133 and 355 through 357 of the Criminal Act, or a crime provided for in Articles 2 and 3 of the Act on the Aggravated Punishment, etc. of Specific Crimes in relation to their official duties during their term of service.
(2) Where the bereaved families or families of the persons of distinguished services to national independence subject to or to be subject to the application of this Act fall under any of the subparagraph of paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall exclude them from the persons subject to application of this Act and shall not give them any compensation that they may receive under this Act.
(3) Where any person excluded from the application of this Act under paragraph (1) 1, 4 or 5 falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may designate him/her as persons subject to application of this Act by receiving an application for registration under Article 6 and give compensation, limited to where such person is recognized to have remarkably repented: <Amended by Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14257, May 29, 2016>
1. Persons sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor or a heavier punishment and for whom three years have passed since the execution of punishment has been terminated or whose sentence execution has been decided to be exempted;
2. Deleted; <by Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009>
3. In cases other than subparagraph 1, persons for whom two years have passed since they have been excluded from the persons subject to application of this Act.
(4) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs excludes the persons of distinguished services to national independence from the persons subject to application of this Act for reasons indicated in paragraph (1) 3 or 5, or when he/she designates persons excluded from the persons subject to application of this Act as the persons subject to application of this Act pursuant to paragraph (3), he/she shall undergo the resolution of the merit reward judging committee. <Amended by Act No. 14257, May 29, 2016>
(5) Where the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs desires to suspend the payment of the compensation under Article 38 (2) or desires to exclude from the persons subject to application of this Act under paragraphs (1) and (2), he/she may request that the heads of the relevant agencies to provide the criminal records or information on the admission to correctional institutions of the relevant persons. <Amended by Act No. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 39-2 (Request for Provision of Date, etc.)
(1)  In conducting any of the following administrative affairs, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may request that 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: <Amended by Act No. 15550, Apr. 6, 2018>
1. Registration of persons of distinguished services to national independence and their family members, bereaved or not, as prescribed in Article 6;
2. Reporting amendment of matters registered for persons of distinguished services to national independence and the family members, bereaved or not, of such persons, as prescribed in Article 6-2;
3. Payment of patriot benefits referred to in Article 11;
4. Investigation for verifying whether an entitlement to allowance for adjusting living conditions referred to in Article 14-3 (1) has arisen or been lost;
4-2. Investigation for verifying whether an entitlement to subsidy for stable livelihood referred to in Article 14-5 has arisen or been lost;
5. Paying a subsidy for tuition fees etc. (referring to tuition fees, etc. prescribed in Article 25 (3) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State) of private colleges, etc. (referring to colleges, etc. prescribed in the proviso to Article 25 (2) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State) pursuant to Article 15 (3);
6. Verifying the status of employment or hiring by institutions providing employment support prescribed in the former part of Article 16 (4);
7. Administrative affairs related to loans prescribed in Article 18 (3);
8. Subsidies to care assistance prescribed in Article 19-2;
9. Preferential allotment of housing prescribed in Article 24;
10. Redemption or deficits disposal of patriot benefits, etc. prescribed in Article 35;
11. Suspension of compensation prescribed in Article 38;
12. Exclusion from the application of this Act pursuant to Article 39.
(2) In order to verify data or information prescribed in paragraph (1), the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may use an information system prescribed in Article 6-2 (2) of the Social Welfare Services Act.
(3)  No person who conducts or previously conducted 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. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017]
 Article 40 (Restriction, etc. on Establishment of Supporting Organization for Persons of Distinguished Services to National Independence)
(1) Nobody may establish the organization aiming at profit making or may commit the collective or private activities under the pretext of supporting the persons of distinguished services to national independence and their bereaved families or families.
(2) No organization may use the term which is likely to be misunderstood as the names or titles of the persons of distinguished services to national independence under this Act in the title of such organization, unless it is approved by Acts.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 41 (Delegation and Commission of Authority)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs under this Act may partially delegate his/her authority to the heads of agencies under his/her control or to the Governor of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province or partially entrust his/her authority to the heads of other administrative agencies, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017>
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may entrust the works concerning the payment of patriot benefits, etc., to postal service offices or banks, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 42 (Application of Act on Honorable Treatment and Support of Persons, etc. of Distinguished Services to State)
The honorable treatment of the persons of distinguished services to national independence shall be subject to the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
CHAPTER V PENAL PROVISIONS
 Article 43 (Penal Provisions)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than five years or by a fine not more than 50 million won: <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017; Act No. 15341, Dec. 30, 2017>
1. A person who receives compensation or cause any other person to receive compensation under this Act falsely or improperly;
2. A person who uses, provides or divulges financial information, etc., in violation of Article 14-4 (6) (including cases where the latter part of Article 19-2 (2) and the latter of Article 24 (3) are applied mutatis mutandis);
3. A person who inquires about, uses, provides or divulges data or information, in violation of Article 39-2 (3).
(2) A person who attempts to commit the criminal acts indicated in paragraph (1) 1 shall be punished. <Amended by Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
(3) A person who violates Article 40 (1) shall be sentenced to imprisonment of not more than three years or shall be liable to a fine not exceeding 30 million won. <Amended by Act No. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 44 (Fines for Negligence)
(1) Persons who fail to follow, without any justifiable ground, the order for employment as prescribed in Article 34 (3) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 16 (4) shall be punished by a fine for negligence not exceeding ten million won. <Amended by Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 15550, Apr. 6, 2018>
(2) Persons who fall under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by a fine for negligence not exceeding three million won: <Amended by Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009>
1. Persons who fail to follow the order for correction under Article 36 (2) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 16 (4);
2. Persons who fail to make a report or make a false report under Article 33-3 (1) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment and Support of Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 16 (4);
3. Persons who fail to obey the demand for explanation as prescribed in Article 33-3 (2) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State which is applied mutatis mutandis according to Article 16 (4) or make a false statement or persons who refuse, interfere with, evade the presentation of documents;
4. Persons who use the title similar to that of the organization for persons of distinguished services to national independence against Article 40 (2).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008]
 Article 45 (Imposition and Collection of Fines for Negligence)
The fines for negligence as prescribed in Article 44 shall be imposed and collected by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1995.
Article 2 (Repealed Acts)
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Funds, etc.)
The project fund for the patriotic martyrs and patriots and the operational committee for the project fund for the patriotic martyrs and patriots established under the previous Memorial Project Fund for National Martyrs and Patriots Act at the time this Act enters into force shall be considered to be the project fund for the patriotic martyrs and patriots and the operational committee for the enterprise fund for the patriotic martyrs and patriots; the credits and debts derived from the project fund for the patriotic martyrs and patriots established under the previous Memorial Project Fund for the National Martyrs and Patriots Act shall be regarded as the credits and debts derived from the project fund for the patriotic martyrs and patriots established under this Act.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Registration)
Among persons who were registered as the persons of distinguished services to national independence, their bereaved families and families under the Act on the Honorable Treatment, etc. of the Persons of Distinguished Services to the State at the time this Act enters into force, the patriotic martyrs and patriots and their bereaved families and families shall be considered to be registered under this Act.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Compensation, etc.)
(1) Persons who received or receive the compensation, the educational benefits, the job opportunity, the free medical treatment, the benefits related to the loan, and other honorable treatments and compensations which are given to the patriotic martyrs and patriots and their bereaved families or families under the Act on the Honorable Treatment, etc. of the Persons of Distinguished Services to the State at the time this Act enters into force shall be regarded as persons who received or receive the honorable treatments and compensations as prescribed in the provisions of Chapter II.
(2) Persons who receive the support as prescribed in paragraph (2) of the Addenda of the amended Act on the Enterprise Fund for the Persons of Distinguished Services to national independence, Act No. 2588 at the time this Act enters into force shall receive supports according to the previous examples.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Order for Employment, etc.)
The order for employment and the notification of the job, which is made for the patriotic martyrs and patriots, their bereaved families or families under the provisions of the Act on the Honorable Treatment, etc. of the Persons of Distinguished Services to the State at the time this Act enters into force shall be considered to be made according to Article 16 (3) of this Act.
Article 7 (Transitional Measures concerning Decision of Loans)
Among the patriotic martyrs and patriots, their bereaved families or families, the persons who are determined as the receiver of loans under the provisions of the Act on the Honorable Treatment, etc. of the Persons of Distinguished Services to the State at the time this Act enters into force shall be considered to be determined under Article 18 of this Act.
Article 8 (Transitional Measures concerning Loaned Property, etc.)
The loaned property and the security which patriotic martyrs and patriots, their bereaved families and families provided under the Act on the Honorable Treatment, etc. of the Persons of Distinguished Services to the State at the time this Act enters into force shall be considered to be the loaned property and security under Article 18 (2) of this Act.
Article 9 (Transitional Measures concerning Redemption of Compensation, etc.)
Where the compensation, the educational subsidies, and other subsidies, etc. which were already given to patriotic martyrs and patriots, and their bereaved families and families under the Act on the Honorable Treatment, etc. of the Persons of Distinguished Services to the State at the time this Act enters into force fall under any of subparagraphs of Article 35 (1), the compensation, the educational subsidies and other subsides may be redeemed, collected, disposed as a loss, or exempted according to Articles 35 (2), (3) and 36.
Article 10 Omitted.
Article 11 (Relationship with Other Acts)
Where other Acts cited the previous Act on the Honorable Treatment, etc. of the Persons of Distinguished Services to the State and its provisions at the time this Act enters into force, and there is any provisions corresponding thereto in this Act, they shall be considered to cite this Act or the Articles corresponding to this Act.
ADDENDA <Act No. 5146, Dec. 30, 1995>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1996.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Payment of Pensions) The daughter in-law falling under Article 5 (1) 4 at the time this Act enters into force, who receives pensions, shall be paid pensions under the previous provisions, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Articles 5 (3) and 12 (2) and the provisions of Article 12 (3).
ADDENDA <Act No. 5291, Jan. 13, 1997>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6338, Dec. 30, 2000>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2001: Provided, That the persons subject to the application under amendments to Article 4 and diverse compensations according to them shall enter into force on July 1, 2001.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Compensations, etc.) The persons who have received the honorable treatment and compensations, or are receiving them, under Article 2 (1) of the Addenda of Act No. 4457, the Amended Act among the Act on the Honorable Treatment, etc. of the Persons of Distinguished Services to the State at the time this Act enters into force shall be governed by the previous examples.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Extinctive Prescription) The amendments to Article 37 shall be also applicable to the right to receive compensations already brought about at the time this Act enters into force for which the extinctive prescription has not been completed under the previous provisions.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6372, Jan. 16, 2001>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 6646, Jan. 26, 2002>
This Act shall enter into force on March 1, 2002.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6836, Dec. 30, 2002>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2003.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7104, Jan. 20, 2004>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, but it shall be applicable on January 1, 2004.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7483, Mar. 31, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force two months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) Deleted. <by Act No. 12668, May 21, 2014>
(3) (Applicability of Recovery of Settlement Allowances) The recovery of settlement allowances under Article 35 (1) shall begin to apply from the first person who is paid a settlement allowance after this Act enters into force. <by Act No. 12668, May 21, 2014>
ADDENDA <Act No. 7649, Jul. 29, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six month after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7792, Dec. 29, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2007: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 16 (2) and 39 shall take effect on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Succession to Rights and Obligations)
The assets, credits, debts, and other rights and obligations which belong to the Project Fund for the Patriotic Martyrs and Patriots under Article 27 at the time this Act enters into force shall be succeeded to the Fund under this Act, notwithstanding Articles 20 and 44 of the State Property Act.
Article 3 (Applicability to Exclusion from Application of This Act)
The amended provisions of Article 39 (2) shall be applicable to the bereaved families or families of the persons of distinguished services to national independence who file a registration application or a report pursuant to Article 6 (1) or (3) on or after this Act enters into force.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Payment of Patriot Benefits)
Any person who receives any compensation or pension under the previous provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed to be a person who receives any patriot benefit or compensation under this Act.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Priority to Receive Compensation)
Any bereaved family member who is granted any pension under the previous provisions at the time of entry into force of this Act shall be deemed to have the priority to receive compensation, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 12 (2), (3) and (4) 1.
Article 6 Deleted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8162, Dec. 30, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2007.
Article 2 (Special Cases concerning Draft Plan for Fund Operation in 2007)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall, when the Fund is set up, develop a draft plan for fund operation in 2007 and submit it to the Minister of Planning and Budget after undergoing deliberation and the vote thereon of the Deliberative Committee.
(2) Where the draft plan for fund operation is made definite, the Government shall submit it without delay to the National Assembly. In such cases, the draft plan for fund operation shall be deemed to have been deliberated and made definite after its deliberation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8328, Mar. 29, 2007>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2007.
(2) (Applicability to Employment Examination) The amended provisions of Article 16 (2) through (4) shall apply from the first examination held after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8435, May 17, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2008. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9083, Mar. 28, 2008>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 15 (3) 2 shall enter into force on April 18, 2008.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9463, Feb. 6, 2009>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 29 and Article 44 (1) shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Fines for Negligence) For the purpose of imposing a fine for negligence upon an offence committed before this Act enters into force, the former provisions shall apply to such offence.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9967, Jan. 25, 2010>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
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.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11332, Feb. 17, 2012>
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2012.
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. 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.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 12668, May 21, 2014>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 12 (2) and (4) shall enter into force on January 1, 2015.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13607, Dec. 22, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicable Examples of Suspension of Compensation)
The amended provisions of Article 38 (2) shall begin to apply from a case where a person of distinguished services to national independence is sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor or a heavier punishment for an offence committed after this Act enters into force, and such ruling becomes final and conclusive.
Article 3 (Applicability of Exclusion from Scope of Application of This Act)
(1) The amended provisions of Article 39 (1) 4 shall begin to apply from a case where a person of distinguished services to national independence is sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor for at least one year due to an offence committed after this Act enters into force, and such ruling becomes final and conclusive.
(2) The amended provisions of Article 39 (1) 7 shall begin to apply from a case where a person of distinguished services to national independence is sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor for at least one year due to an offence committed after this Act enters into force, and such ruling becomes final and conclusive.
(3) The amended provisions of Article 39 (2) shall begin to apply from a case where any member of the bereaved family or family of a person of distinguished services to national independence comes to fall under any subparagraph of paragraph (1) of the same Act due to an offence committed after this Act enters into force (excluding a case where such person comes to fall under Article 39 (1) 4 for an offence prescribed in Article 250, 252 or 253 of the Criminal Act).
Article 4 (Transitional Measures Concerning Number of Employment Support)
Notwithstanding Article 29 (3) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State which is applied mutatis mutandis under the amended provisions of the main sentence of Article 16 (4), the previous provisions shall apply to the number of employment support for those who were registered as a person of distinguished services to national independence or as a member of his/her bereaved family or family under the previous provisions as at the time this Act enters into force.
Article 5 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.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14257, May 29, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 35 and 39 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence as amended by Act No. 13607 shall take effect on June 23, 2016.
ADDENDA <Act No. 15030, Oct. 31, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of the main sentence of Article 16 (4) and Article 39 (1) 4 (b) shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability of Exclusion from Scope of Application of This Act)
The amended provisions of Article 39 (1) 4 (b) shall also apply to persons of distinguished services to national independence registered under Article 6 before the aforementioned amended provisions enter into force: Provided, That in cases of persons of distinguished services to national independence registered before January 1, 1992, the foregoing shall apply only to those sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor for at least one year due to an offence prescribed in the amended provisions of Article 39 (1) 4 (b) that was committed on or after January 1, 1992, with such ruling becoming final and conclusive.
ADDENDA <Act No. 15341, Dec. 30, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 39 (1) 4 (a) shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation, and the amended provisions of Article 43 (1) 2 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence, as amended by Act No. 15030, shall enter into force on May 1, 2018.
Article 2 (Applicability of Exclusion from Scope of Application of This Act)
The amended provisions of Article 39 (1) 4 (a) shall begin to apply from a case where a person of distinguished services to national independence is sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor for at least one year due to an offence committed after the aforementioned amended provisions enter into force, with such ruling becoming final and conclusive.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 15550, Apr. 6, 2018>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 39-2 (1) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence, as amended by Act No. 15030, shall enter into force on May 1, 2018; and the amended provisions of Article 44 (1) shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.