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Eligibility and Entitlement Requirements for Veterans Benefits

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  1. Who is Eligible for Veterans Benefits?
  2. What are the Requirements for Entitlement to Veterans Benefits?
  3. How do you Gather Evidence for a Claim for VA Benefits?
  4. How do you Correct a Bad Discharge?

Eligibility for veterans benefits requires a potential living or deceased applicant to meet the definition of a veteran. A veteran is an individual who served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and received a discharge other than dishonorable. Members of the guard or reserve are not considered veterans unless they were called up to active duty. Entitlement to specific benefits as a veteran or survivor is subject to numerous and sometimes complicated rules depending on the benefit.