363-1 Definitions. Unless the context clearly requires a different meaning, when used in this chapter:

"Dependent" of a veteran means any person who received from a veteran the person's principal support prior to entry or following entry of the veteran into any of the armed services or following the veteran's discharge from any of the armed services. It includes a dependent of a person currently serving in the service and a former dependent of a discharged or deceased veteran and of a person who has died in such service. It shall not include a dependent of a person discharged under other than honorable conditions.

"Director" means the director of the office of veterans' services.

"Family" of a veteran means members of the immediate family of the veteran, or of a person currently serving in any of the armed services, or of a person who has died in the service, or of a deceased veteran.

"Office" means the office of veterans' services as constituted under this chapter.

"Veteran" means any person who has served in any of the armed services of the United States, or any person who is now a citizen of the United States who has served in any of the armed services of any country which was an ally of the United States in any war or campaign in which the United States was also engaged. [L 1951, c 75, 2; am L 1953, c 116, 1; RL 1955, 349-1; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 20; HRS 363-1; am L 1970, c 105, 5; am L 1981, c 223, 1; am L 1982, c 177, 1; gen ch 1985; am L 1987, c 339, 4; am L 1988, c 115, 3]

 

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