Terms of Military Service
In order for the veteran to meet the terms of military service, the veteran must have served at least one (1) day during a designated war time period, with a minimum total service of 90 days of active duty. (According to the VA, the war time periods often began earlier than the War and ended later than the War.) Except in very rare cases, the veteran did not have to serve in the actual war zone or overseas. Finally, the veteran must have received a discharge that is an thing other than dishonorable.
When Is There a Fee for Assistance?
Attorneys may charge a legal planning fee to assess whether there are any benefits you may be eligible for through the VA and develop a comprehensive plan to enable you to achieve these benefits. However, no one, not even an attorney, can charge you to assist with the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of your claim.