Veterans Stand Down 2021 registration for the two day “virtual” period (Sept. 22-23) and/or the “in-person” event on Sept 24 is open! This year the in-person event will take place at 5 different locations. Connecticut Veterans and currently serving military members. Find information here to register

Guide to Veteran Benefits in Connecticut

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