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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1960 NO. 152 > Oct 14 1960

(1) Relief provided veterans under chapter 73.08 RCW is restricted to honorably discharged veterans.  (2) Honorably discharged veterans include those who have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  (3) Veterans of all wars, campaigns or insurrections prior to the second World War must have received a campaign badge to be eligible for relief under the act.  Veterans who served between December 11, 1941, and April 28, 1952, are not required to have a campaign badge in order to be eligible for relief.  A veteran serving in the Korean campaign after April 28, 1952 must have received a campaign badge in order to be eligible for relief.  (1) Veterans entitled to relief under chapter 73.08 RCW must have been residents of the state for 12 months prior to entering the service or 12 months prior to application or receipt of relief.  (5) The fact that a veteran is entitled to relief under a federal act does not determine eligibility under the Washington act.