The board of supervisors of each county may appropriate moneys for the food, clothing, shelter, utilities, medical benefits, and funeral expenses of honorably discharged, indigent persons who served in the military or naval forces of the United States in any war including World War I at any time between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, both dates inclusive; World War II at any time between December 7, 1941, and December 31, 1946, both dates inclusive; the Korean Conflict at any time between June 25, 1950, and January 31, 1955, both dates inclusive; the Vietnam Conflict at any time between December 22, 1961, and May 7, 1975, both dates inclusive; and the Persian Gulf Conflict at any time between August 2, 1990, and the date the president or the Congress of the United States declares a permanent cessation of hostilities, both dates inclusive; and their indigent spouses, surviving spouses, and minor children not over eighteen years of age, having a legal residence in the county. However, if Congress enacts a date different from August 2, 1990, as the beginning of the Persian Gulf Conflict for purposes of determining whether a veteran is entitled to receive military benefits as a veteran of the Persian Gulf Conflict, that date shall be substituted for August 2, 1990.
The appropriation shall be expended by the joint action and control of the board of supervisors and the county commission of veteran affairs.
83 Acts, ch 123, § 99, 209
CS83, § 250.14
85 Acts, ch 67, §28; 88 Acts, ch 1082, §3; 91 Acts, ch 1, §1; 91 Acts, ch 199, §3
C93, § 35B.14
Referred to in § 35B.5, 35B.6
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