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State Active Duty and Injuries Occurring during those times

Veterans Administration Benefits, Integrated Disability Evaluation System, Medical Evaluation Boards, and Physical Evaluation Boards (MEBs and PEBs)

Qualifying service in the National Guard and Reserve

Generally, all National Guard and Reserve members discharged or released under conditions that are not dishonorable are eligible for some VA benefits. The length of your service, service commitment and/or your duty status may determine your eligibility for specific benefits. Active Service. Eligibility requirements for several VA benefits include a certain length of active service. Active service in the National Guard or Reserve includes: » Active duty (Title 10) – full-time duty in the Armed Forces, such as unit deployment during war, including travel to and from such duty, except active duty for training, OR » Full-time National Guard duty (Title 32) – duty performed for which you are entitled to receive pay from the Federal government, such as responding to a national emergency or performing duties as an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) member A state or territory’s governor may activate National Guard members for State Active Duty, such as in response to a natural or man-made disaster. State Active Duty is based on state law and does not qualify as “active service” for VA benefits. Unlike full-time National Guard duty, National Guard members on State Active Duty are paid with state funds as opposed to Federal funds.  Call us.  We are extremely experienced in National Guard personnel and medical issues with a retired Human Resources Sergeant First Class on staff and former and current Army National Guard Judge Advocates.

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