Eligibility for Benefits:
All benefits (with the exception of some insurance programs and certain medical benefits) payable to the veterans or their dependents require that the service upon which the benefits are requested be terminated under conditions other than dishonorable. The amount of time you had to serve to qualify for benefits varies between war and peacetime service.
|Timetable for Benefits (from active duty separation date)|
|V.E.A.P. (1/77 - 3/87)||10 years|
|New GI Educational (7/85 - present)||10 years|
|Vocation Rehabilitation||12 years|
|Home Loans||No Limit|
|Disability Compensation||Time Varies|
|VA Appeals||1 year to apply|
|Medical Care||No Limit|
|Burial Benefits||Time Varies|
|One-Time Dental*||90 days to apply|
|Disabled Veteran Insurance**||1 year|
|Veteran Group Life Insurance||120 days from discharge|
|Reemployment||90 days from discharge|
|Unemployment Compensation||Time Varies|
|Employment Assistance||No Limit|
* Vets who are service connected for dental and former POWs have no time limit.
** One year from date of Compensation Award.
Connect with the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission.
1849 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115