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

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.