Law of Ukraine

"On Amendments to Article 13 of the Law of Ukraine "On Social and Legal Protection of Military Servicemen and Their Family Members"

Date of entry into force:
July 11, 2014

The Law of Ukraine "On Social and Legal Protection of Military Servicemen and Their Family Members" N2011-XII of December 20, 1991, according to the Constitution of Ukraine, determines the main principles of state policy in the sphere of social protection of military servicemen and their family members, establishes a single system for their social and legal protection, guarantees military servicemen and their family members favorable economic, social and political conditions for fulfilling their constitutional duty to protect the Motherland, and regulates relations in this sphere.

Article 13 of the Law of Ukraine "On Social and Legal Protection of Military Servicemen and Their Family Members" establishes the right of military servicemen and their family members to education.

The Law presents a new version of Article 13, paragraph 5 of the Law of Ukraine "On Social and Legal Protection of Military Servicemen and Their Family Members", envisaging the following:
  • a person whose parent is a military serviceman with a calendar length of service of 20 years or more; a person whose parent is a citizen dismissed from military service due to their age or state of health, or in connection with staff reduction or organizational measures, with a calendar length of service of 20 years or more; a person whose parent is a military serviceman disabled due to a disease related to military service shall have a priority right for enrollment in military lyceums, lyceums with increased military and physical education, higher military educational institutions and higher educational institutions with military departments, subject to successful completion of tests and compliance with other requirements and rules for enrollment in such educational institutions, within 3 years after achieving the general secondary education level required for enrollment;
  • a person whose parent (foster parent) was a military serviceman who died or was declared by court as missing in action while performing military service duties, shall be enrolled to state-owned and municipal-owned higher and vocational educational institutions of Ukraine, non-competitively, to a major of their choice, within 3 years after receiving appropriate general secondary education; their tuition is covered at the expense of the state and local budgets.
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