Alaska Statutes.
Title 26. Military Affairs, Veterans, and Disasters
Chapter 15. Veterans' Loans
Section 130. Eligibility For Loans.
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AS 26.15.130. Eligibility For Loans.

(a) Qualifications for loans under this chapter are:

(1) persons who served in the armed forces of the United States for 90 days or more, or whose service was for less than 90 days because of injury or disability incurred in the line of duty, between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, and beginning September 16, 1940, to November 7, 1975, or in a combat zone during any period of armed conflict, who were separated from the armed forces with a discharge other than dishonorable, and

(A) who, at the time of induction into the service, were residents of the territory or state, who had been residents for not less than one year immediately before their induction, and who returned to the territory or state after discharge as residents with the intention of remaining in the territory or state; or

(B) who, not being bona fide residents of the territory or state before their entry into the service, have been residents of the territory or state for one or more years;

(2) persons who were dependent on a member of the armed forces or a veteran of World War II at the time of the member's or veteran's death, if

(A) the member or veteran was a resident of the territory or state for one year before induction into the service; and

(B) the member or veteran served in the armed forces for at least 90 days between September 16, 1940, and July 25, 1947, but benefits for loans do not accrue to dependents of an enlistee or re-enlistee for time served after November 1, 1945, regardless of whether the enlistment or reenlistment was before or after November 1, 1945; and

(C) the member or veteran died before the official date of the termination of that war; and

(D) the member's or veteran's discharge was not dishonorable;

(3) persons who have served in the Alaska Army National Guard or the Alaska Air National Guard or the Alaska Naval Militia for not less than six years and who have not received a discharge other than honorable.

(b) Dependents must be unmarried and the deceased member of the armed forces or deceased veteran must have been their chief means of support and they must be either a widow, widower, minor son, minor daughter, or mother, father, sister or brother incapable of self-support. Dependents must be residents of the territory or state at the time of making application and intend to reside in the territory or state permanently. The rights of minor children may be exercised only if they have no surviving parent and have an appointed guardian who may apply on their behalf to secure a loan for their care, support, education or other purposes mentioned in AS 26.15.040 or to receive the bonus for those purposes.

(c) A person who has a past due child support obligation established by court order or by the child support services agency under AS 25.27.160 - 25.27.220 at the time of application is not eligible for a loan under this chapter.

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