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State of CT Guide to Benefits


The information contained in this web site should be used as a guide to veterans’ rights and entitlements. Due to the brevity of this site, however, it must be understood that it serves only as a guide in an attempt to summarize benefits and programs.

Veterans are eligible for a variety of state benefits. Eligibility requirements may vary according to the benefits program. At the time a veteran applies for benefits he/she must be a resident of the State of Connecticut.  Some benefits require (90) days of active duty during a defined period of war in order to qualify, unless the veteran was separated earlier due to a service-connected disability or the period of war lasted less the (90) days. 

Veterans may also be eligible if they served in a combat or combat-supporting role (see eligibility section).  Connecticut recognizes periods of war ranging from the Spanish-American War to the Persian Gulf, and Iraqi Freedom.  These periods are defined in CGS Sec.27-103(a).