There are estimated to be over 25 million veterans living today and about a quarter of the nation's population -- approximately 70 million people -- are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs, State and local government agencies offer these veterans, and their families, services ranging from prescription drugs, improved pension, funds to pay for home health care (including funds to a family member), assistance with paying for nursing home or assisted living expenses and more.

At Griffin & Griffin we value the service our Veterans provided and we will work with our clients (whether it is the Veteran, spouse or other family member), often alongside Veteran Aid Organizations, to ensure that our clients and their families receive the maximum amount of benefits available, while not jeopardizing their eligibility for other government benefits.

Not all VA benefits require wartime service.  Further, for wartime service criteria to be met the Veteran did not need to serve in the combat theater, they are recognized for their efforts in supporting the effort at home or elsewhere abroad.  As of 2021, the law recognizes the following wartime periods to evaluate eligibility for VA pension benefits:

  • Mexican Border period (May 9, 1916, to April 5, 1917, for Veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders, or in adjacent waters)
  • 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 War era (February 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975, for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. August 5, 1964, to May 7, 1975, for Veterans who served outside the Republic of Vietnam.)
  • Gulf War (August 2, 1990, through a future date to be set by law or presidential proclamation)

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Veteran Benefits

Tel: (941) 966-2700

7077 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL  34231