Service Requirements

To pass the service requirements, the qualifying veteran (1) have been discharged by any means other than "dishonorable" and (2) must have served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a recognized period of war.

Here are the eligible war time periods:

World War II

December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946

Korean Conflict

June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era


  • For Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam: February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
  • For service elsewhere: August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975

Gulf War

August 2, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation