What are the periods of war?

Periods of war are:

  • World War 2: December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947 is considered World War II service.
  • Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955 inclusive.
  • Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975. The period beginning on February 28, 1961 and ending on May 7, 1975 if the veteran served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period.
  • Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990 through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation of law.

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1. What is the Veterans Affair pension for veterans?
2. What are the periods of war?
3. Who is eligible?
4. What is countable income for veterans pension eligibility purposes?
5. What about net worth?
6. How do I apply?
7. Are there any exclusions to income or deductions that may be made to reduce countable income?
8. How does Veterans Affairs calculate your pension?
9. What are Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits?
10. If I am already receiving monthly payments or a service-connected disability can I get a Veterans Affairs pension too?
11. What are the maximum annual pension rates?