Portland Veterans Certificate of Eligibility

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Portland VA Eligibility Requirements

 

Status Veteran:

 

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: WWII

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 9/16/1940- 7/25/1947

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 90 total days

 

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: Post-WWII

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 7/26/1947- 6/26/1950

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 181 continuous days  

 

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: Korean War

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 6/27/1950- 1/31/1955

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 90 total days

 

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: Post-Korean War

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 2/1/1955- 8/4/1964

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 181 continuous days

 

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: Vietnam War

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 8/5/1964- 5/7/1975

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 90 total days

  • For Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam the begging date is 2/28/1961
 

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: Post-Vietnam War

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 5/8/1975- 9/7/1980

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 181 continuous days

The ending date for officers is 10/17/1981 

 

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: 24-month rule

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 9/8/1980- 8/1/1990

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 24 continuous months, OR

  • The full period at least 181 days for which you were call or ordered to active duty.
  • The beginning date for officers is 10/17/1981

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: Gulf War

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 8/2/1990- Present

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 24 continuous months, OR

  • The full period at least 90 days for which you were call or ordered to active duty.
 

Status Currently on Active Duty:

 

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: Any

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 8/2/1990- Present

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 90 continuous days  

 

Status National Guard & Reserve Member:

 

Qualifying Wartime and Peacetime Periods: Gulf War

Qualifying Active Duty Dates: 8/2/1990- Present

Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement: 90 days of active service

  • Six years of service in the Selected Reserve or National Guard, AND
  • Were discharged honorably, OR
  • Were placed on the retired list, OR
  • Were transferred to the Standby Reserve or an element of the Ready Reserve other than the selected reserve after service characterized as honorable, OR Continue to the in the Selected Reserve. 

     

    Contact us today to learn more about VA financing and setting up a custom home search for your next VA home purchase. Lenders use the VA's online application to attempt to obtain the COE. In many cases, a COE can be generated in seconds. If not, lenders should select a link to submit an electronic application. This method allows lenders to upload supporting documentation and submit an application electronically to the Eligibility Center.  

    Veterans may also apply for a COE online at: www.ebenefits.va.gov