State Benefits Overview

Eligibility

PERIODS OF SERVICE

Those who served in the following manner may qualify for benefits:

Active duty for at least ninety (90) days:

  • World War II - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
  • Korean Hostilities - June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam - February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975
  • Persian Gulf Era (August 2, 1990 - a date to be determined by Presidential proclamation or federal law - Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Enduring
  • Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom are included in this category).

OR, Engaged in combat or in combat support role in the:

  • Lebanon Conflict - July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958
  • Peace-keeping Mission in Lebanon - September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984
  • Grenada Invasion - October25, 1983 to December 15, 1983
  • Operation Earnest Will - July 24, 1987 to August 1, 1990
  • Panama Invasion - December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990