FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the periods of service/war time?
In accordance with Title 38, United States code, the time frame for war-time is:
- World War I: April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918, inclusive. If the veteran served with U.S. forces in Russia, the ending date is April 1, 1920. Service after November 11, 1918 and before July 2, 1921 is considered World War I service if the veteran also served in the active military, naval or air service after April 5, 1917and before November 12, 1918.
- World War II: December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947 is considered World War II service.
- Korea: June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955, inclusive.
- Vietnam: February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975, inclusive, if the veteran served in Vietnam during that period. In all other cases, August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975, inclusive.
- Persian Gulf: August 2, 1990 through a (future) date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law.
Definition of veteran- “Veteran” means a person who served in the active military, naval or air service and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.