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330 ILCS 126/5

    (330 ILCS 126/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. The following words have the following meanings:
    "Department" means the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or any successor agency.
    "Director" means the Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or any successor agency.
    "Medical assistance" means health care benefits provided under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    "Program" means the Veterans' Health Insurance Program.
    "Resident" means an individual who has an Illinois residence, as provided in Section 5-3 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    "Spouse" means the person who is the person who, under the laws of the State of Illinois, is married to an eligible veteran at the time of application and subsequent re-determinations for the Program and includes enrolled spouses surviving the death of veteran spouses.
    "Veteran" means any person who has served in a branch of the United States military for greater than 180 days after initial training.
    "Veterans Affairs" or "VA" means the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
(Source: P.A. 95-755, eff. 7-25-08; 96-45, eff. 7-15-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)