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An individual enters the service, completes...

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31 May 2013

An individual enters the service, completes basic training, gets the National defense Service ribbon, and while in Advance Individualize training gets an aggrevation to an pre-service injury (water on the knee). Gets a separation code 0f JFT from Army with a note, did not meet procurement medical fitness standards-no disability. Are they a veteran according to VA or military law?
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31 May 2013
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq.
There isn't actually a single definition of "veteran" in the law. There are many different definitions, depending on what benefit that you are talking about. As Congress was passing different military benefits (all passed at different times), they gave each new benefits an eligibility requirement. Those eligibility requires vary wildly from benefit to benefit. Furthermore, certain organizations that provide private benefits for veterans have their own definitions. So, for purposes of the VA, the person in this scenario certainly could be a veteran for certain benefits but not for others.
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