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Eligible Wartime Periods

​Under current law, the VA recognizes the following wartime periods to determine eligibility for VA Pension benefits: 

  • World War II (Dec. 7, 1941-Dec. 31, 1946)
  • Korean conflict (June 27, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955)
  • Vietnam Era (Aug. 5, 1964-May 7, 1975)
  • Vietnam Era (since Feb. 28, 1961 if served in-country)
  • Gulf War (Aug. 2, 1990 through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation)