State of CT Guide to Benefits


Connecticut Recognized Periods of Service


Spanish-American War

World War I (April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918)

World War II (December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946)

Korean Conflict  (June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955)

Vietnam Conflict (February 28, 1961 - July 1, 1975)

Veterans who served in combat or combat support role during the following periods

Lebanon (July 1, 1958 - November 28, 1958) OR (Sept 29, 1982 - Mar. 20, 1984)

Grenada (Oct. 25, 1983 - Dec. 15, 1983)

Operation Ernest Will (July 24, 1987 - August 1, 1990)
Involving the escort of Kuwaiti oil tankers flying the United States flag in the Persian Gulf

Panama (Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990)

Persian Gulf Era (Aug. 2, 1990 until a date prescribed by the President or law)
(includes Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom)

A period beginning on the date of any future Congressional declaration of war and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of Congress.