SSMF: Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSISTANCE

Applicants must be residents of the State of Connecticut at the time of application for assistance and while in receipt of assistance. If your request for assistance includes your spouse, he or she must be residing with you. If the request includes children, they must be your natural or adopted children, under the age of eighteen, and residing with you.

You must have been honorably separated from the military service.

You must have served a minimum of ninety (90) days on active duty during a statutory wartime period as specified in the Connecticut General Statutes, Section 27-103, unless you were discharged prior to the completion of 90 days service for a service-connected disability which has been rated by the Veterans Administration. You may qualify if you served for the full duration of a conflict in a combat or combat-support role if the war, campaign or operation lasted fewer than 90 days. Active duty service for Training Purposes Only (ACDUTRA) while a member of the National Guard or Armed Forces Reserves does not constitute eligible statutory service.  

Service in the Military or Naval Forces of the United States or Forces Allied with the United States between the following dates is required:

World War I -      April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918

World War II -     December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946

Korean Conflict -  June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era -      February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975

Persian Gulf Era - August 2, 1990 to Present

Lebanon* -         July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958   

                        September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984

Grenada* -         October 25, 1983 to December 15, 1983

Earnest Will* -     February 1, 1987 to July 23, 1987

Panama* -          December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

*Service in the Operational Theater in a Combat or Combat-Support role is required. Such service must be indicated on your DD-214 either in narrative form or by award of an Expeditionary Medal for the specific operation (Award Citation or Orders must be submitted).

To be eligible for assistance you must demonstrate "need".



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