War Time Periods


Some VA benefits and medical care require wartime service. As specified in law, VA recognizes these war periods:

Mexican Border – May 9, 1916 through April 5, 1917, for veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders, or in adjacent waters

World War I – April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918; for veterans who served in Russia, April 6, 1917 through April 1, 1920; extended through July 1, 1921, for veterans who had at least one day of service between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918

World War II – December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947 is considered WWII service.

Korean Conflict – June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955

Vietnam – August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975.
(Dates of February 28, 1961 through August 5, 1964 are included for certain benefits for Veterans who served “in county”)

Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan – August 2, 1990 through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.





 

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We strongly advise applicants to consult with the County Veterans Service Office prior to submitting this application. We can assist the widow in completing the application and acquiring supporting documents. This may help to reduce delays in receiving benefits or preventing the denial of benefits.