Application Processes for Restoration of State Benefits for Certain Veterans with an Other Than Honorable (OTH) Character of Discharge. For information and how to apply go to Restoration of State Veteran Benefits

Cemetery and Memorial Services

Eligibility

To be eligible for burial in the State Veterans Cemetery, the veteran must have the following:

    1. Characterization of Discharge:

  • Discharge characterization of Honorable; or
  • Characterization of General Under Honorable Conditions.

    2. Qualifying military service:

  • Active duty service other than for training purposes pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 101; or
  • At least twenty years of qualifying service pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 1223 in the National Guard or Reserve component of the Armed Forces.

    3. Connecticut residency

  • Proof of Connecticut residency at time of death, or
  • Proof that veteran was a Connecticut resident at the entry into qualifying military service.