Defenders' fund — Eligibility for assistance.
The defenders' fund is created to provide assistance to members of the Washington national guard and reservists who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation Noble Eagle, and who are experiencing financial hardships in employment, education, housing, and health care due to the significant period of time away from home serving our country. The program shall be administered by the department. Eligibility determinations shall be made by the department. Eligible veterans may receive a one-time grant of no more than five hundred dollars, except that for the 2007-2009 biennium, the one-time grant may not exceed one thousand dollars.
[2007 c 522 § 952; 2006 c 343 § 4.]
| Sunset Act application: See note following RCW 43.60A.160.|
Severability -- Effective date -- 2007 c 522: See notes following RCW 15.64.050.
Findings -- 2006 c 343: See note following RCW 43.60A.160.