Military Service:

90 consecutive days of "Active" service, in any branch of the US military (including merchant marines WWII only) and one day/24 hrs of war as declared by Congress.  Veteran did not have to be in the theater of war to qualify.

 

WAR TIME PERIODS OF ELIGIBILITY

  • World War II - December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946

  • Korean Conflict - June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955

  • Vietnam Era - August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975
     

NOTE: February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served in
the Republic of Vietnam