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How Many Day Do Have To Service Befor Become A Veteran


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Will someone please tell me how long to have be in servive before you are

concern a veterans. I thought it 180 day on active duty .Iknow Ive been out a long time.

Where can we find information.

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The 180 Days of active service used to be used to cut out the Guard from getting VA Medical Benefits.

I really don't know much about it but whatever they say he should appeal it if its a denial.

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You can check it out on the Department of Veterans Affairs web site.

And, if he was injured or became ill while in the service of our country, I don't care if he was injured getting off the bus at the Recruit Depot, he's STILL a veteran and deserves to be treated with the same courtesy as if he was there for thirty years.

Anyways, if he has a claim to file, this is the right spot for help.

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§3.12a Minimum active-duty service requirement.

(a) Definitions.

(1) The term “minimum period of active duty” means, for the purposes of this section, the shorter of the following periods.

(i) Twenty-four months of continuous active duty. Non-duty periods that are excludable in determining the Department of Veterans Affairs benefit entitlement (e.g., see §3.15) are not considered as a break in service for continuity purposes but are to be subtracted from total time served.

(ii) The full period for which a person was called or ordered to active duty.

(2) The term “benefit” includes a right or privilege but does not include a refund of a participant’s contributions under 38 U.S.C. Ch. 32.

(b) Effect on Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this section, a person listed in paragraph © of this section who does not complete a minimum period of active duty is not eligible for any benefit under title 38, United States Code or under any law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs based on that period of active service.

© Persons included. Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this section, the provisions of paragraph (b) of this section apply to the following persons:

(1) A person who originally enlists (enlisted person only) in a regular component of the Armed Forces after September 7, 1980 (a person who signed a delayed-entry contract with one of the service branches prior to September 8, 1980, and under that contract was assigned to a reserve component until entering on active duty after September 7, 1980, shall be considered to have enlisted on the date the person entered on active duty); and

(2) Any other person (officer as well as enlisted) who enters on active duty after October 16, 1981, and who has not previously completed a continuous period of active duty of at least 24 months or been discharged or released from active duty under 10 U.S.C. 1171 (early out).

(d) Exclusions. The provisions of paragraph (b) of this section are not applicable to the following cases:

(1) To a person who is discharged or released under 10 U.S.C. 1171 or 1173 (early out or hardship discharge).

(2) To a person who is discharged or released from active duty for a disability adjudged service connected without presumptive provisions of law, or who at time of discharge had such a service-connected disability, shown by official service records, which in medical judgment would have justified a discharge for disability.

(3) To a person with a compensable service-connected disability.

(4) To the provision of a benefit for or in connection with a service-connected disability, condition, or death.

(5) To benefits under chapter 19 of title 38, United States Code.

(e) Dependent or survivor benefits:

(1) General. If a person is, by reason of this section, barred from receiving any benefits under title 38, United States Code (or under any other law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs based on a period of active duty, the person’s dependents or survivors are also barred from receiving benefits based on the same period of active duty.

(2) Exceptions. Paragraph (e)(1) of this section does not apply to benefits under chapters 19 and 37 of title 38, United States Code. (38 U.S.C. 5303A)

[47 FR 24549, June 7, 1982]

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