What and Who is the Veterans Service Contact Person?
What and who is a Veteran?
C.G.S. 27-103. (a) As used in the general statutes, except chapter 504, and except as otherwise provided: (1) "Armed forces" means the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force and any reserve component thereof, including the Connecticut National Guard performing duty as provided in Title 32 of the United States Code; (2) "veteran" means any person honorably discharged from, or released under honorable conditions from active service in, the armed forces; (3) "service in time of war" means service of ninety or more cumulative days except, if the period of war lasted less than ninety days, "service in time of war" means service for the entire period of war, unless separated from service earlier because of a service-connected disability rated by the Veterans' Administration, during a period of war; and (4) "period of war" has the same meaning as provided in 38 USC 101, as amended, except that the "Vietnam Era" means the period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on July 1, 1975, in all cases; and "period of war" shall include service while engaged in combat or a combat support role in Lebanon, July 1, 1958, to November 1, 1958, or September 29, 1982, to March 30, 1984; Grenada, October 25, 1983, to December 15, 1983; Operation Earnest Will, involving the escort of Kuwaiti oil tankers flying the United States flag in the Persian Gulf, July 24, 1987, to August 1, 1990; and Panama, December 20, 1989, to January 31, 1990, and shall include service during such periods with the armed forces of any government associated with the United States.
Do I qualify for Benefits?
Click Here to go to the CT Department of Veteran Affairs to look for your answer to your questions. There is a lot of information on qualifications for benefits. You can even obtain copies of your Service Record, Medical Record and DD214. Family members of deceased veterans may also obtain information and records of their Veteran at this link. Some other helpful links can be found here.
If you are looking for the Disabled American Veterans click here for their website locator.
American Legion AL
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
There are no Posts in Bozrah for the VFW. If you would like to contact a local VFW post for assistance click here.
American Veterans AMVETS http://www.amvets.org/
There are no posts for AMVETS in Bozrah. If you would like to contact an AMVETS post click here.