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Description of Service
Certain VA benefits require service during wartime. Under law, VA recognizes these war periods:
Mexican Border Period: May 9, 1916 through April 5, 1917, for veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders or in adjacent waters.
World War I: April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918; for veterans who served in Russia, April 6, 1917 through April 1, 1920; extended through July 1, 1921, for veterans who had at least one day of service between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918.
World War II: December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946
Korean War: June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955
Vietnam War: August 5, 1964 (February 28, 1961, for veterans who served “in country” before August 5, 1964) through May 7, 1975
Gulf War: August 2, 1990 through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.
Individuals should call the office to schedule an appointment for services.
Veteran, Veteran Families
See the description of the service for specific eligibility details.