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of June 28, 1994 No. 841

About veterans

(as amended on 23-04-2021)

This Law fixes according to the principles adopted at the 46th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 3, 1992, the status of veterans of war, work, armed forces, law-enforcement bodies, the border service, state security and foreign intelligence, basis of state policy of the Azerbaijan Republic concerning veterans. The law regulates the group of people, the veterans using privileges, and also field of activity of the veteran organizations, establishes guarantees of active participation of veterans in all spheres of life of society depending on their physical capacities.

Article 1. State policy concerning veterans

State policy concerning veterans is based on the basis of the following principles:

ensuring social and legal security;

secured provision at the level of not lower than minimum wage;

creation of conditions for maintenance of physical and mental health, active longevity;

provision of housing;

provision to each veteran of social services which types and quality provide satisfaction of compelling needs;

implementation of right to work without any limit depending on the state of health, creation of necessary conditions for participation in socially useful activities;

assistance of activities of the veteran organizations, involvement of veterans to direct participation in forming and the realization of policy and programs concerning all society and in particular veterans.

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on veterans

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on veterans consists of this Law and other legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic establishing the rights and privileges to veterans in social, transport servicing, delivery of health care and other spheres.

Article 3. Veterans of war

Veterans of war are recognized:

the persons who were involved in fighting on protection of the Fatherland in the years of World War II as a part of field army (fleet), guerrilla connections and undergrounds, and also being involved in local wars and the military conflicts in the territory of other countries as a part of forming and as specialists and advisers of Armed Forces, Committee for State Security, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the former USSR;

persons who were involved in fighting for territorial integrity of the Azerbaijan Republic;

persons who were taking part in armed struggle with bands from January 1, 1944 to December 31, 1951 in the territory of Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic republics;

the persons who are constantly living in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic, being involved in fighting against fascist Germany, her allies and imperialistic Japan in the years of World War II in the territory of foreign countries as a part of national armies, guerrilla groups;

workers of the special forming which were carrying out in the years of World War II tasks for the benefit of army and the fleet within rear borders of the operating fronts or operational zones of the operating fleet;

the military personnel who was in 1941-1945 in the military service in the former Soviet army (fleet), in law-enforcement bodies and state security, but not taking part in fighting.

persons working in the years of World War II during the Siege of Leningrad at the companies, in organizations and the organizations of the city and awarded with the medal "For Defense of Leningrad", the breastplate "The resident of besieged Leningrad".

The list of the territories and the periods of conducting fighting for territorial integrity of the Azerbaijan Republic, and also the list of categories of the faces carried to combatants for territorial integrity of the Azerbaijan Republic affirm relevant organs of the executive authority.

For the purpose of creation of single information base of veterans of war the body (structure) established by relevant organ of the executive authority wages electronically the register of veterans wars in electronic information system of the body (structure) established by relevant organ of the executive authority. The procedure for maintaining the register of veterans of war is established by the body (structure) established by relevant organ of the executive authority.

Note: The third paragraph of part one of this Article, except for persons at whom disability in connection with protection of territorial integrity of the Azerbaijan Republic is established does not extend to persons who were condemned for unauthorized leaving of military unit or the duty station, desertion during conducting fighting for territorial integrity of the Azerbaijan Republic, or for other war crimes (except for persons exempted from punishment based on part two of article 42 of the Criminal code of the Azerbaijan Republic, acting till September 1, 2000) or concerning which on the justificatory bases criminal prosecution is stopped or exempted from criminal liability based on the act of amnesty.

Article 4. Veterans of Armed forces

The citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic who passed military service of 25 and more calendar years in armed forces of the Azerbaijan Republic and other stipulated by the legislation armed connections (taking into account service life in Armed Forces and other armed connections of the USSR) (except persons dismissed from ranks of army or relevant organs because of award by court to the punishment measure excluding military service for the acts discrediting honor of the serviceman or for the committed crime), are recognized veterans of Armed Forces.

Article 5. Veterans of work

Veterans of work the persons having special merits before the state either awarded honorary titles, or awarded with awards, who within long years were engaged in social labor and who acquired according to the current legislation pension entitlement on age are recognized.

Article 6. Provision of pensions of veterans

Pensions to veterans are granted on the basis of the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About work pensions".

Article 7. Assignment of rank and certification of the veteran

Rules and conditions of assignment of rank of the veteran of war, the veteran of Armed Forces and the veteran of work are approved by relevant organ of the executive authority.

For each category of veterans relevant organs of the executive authority the certificate of single sample affirms. The privileges provided for veterans are performed upon presentation of the certificate of the veteran.

Assignment of rank and certification of veterans are made within the competence by relevant organs of the executive authority.

In case of identification that the document certifying the status of the veteran is issued not according to this Law, its return is performed by the relevant organ of the executive authority which issued this document.

Article 8. Creation of the veteran organizations

The veteran organizations are created, undergo state registration and act on the basis of the corresponding legal acts.


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