The Secretaries of each military service, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security (Coast Guard) determine the criteria for eligibility.
As a member of a reserve component who serves on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, under title 10 U. S. Code for a contingency operation, and who serves at least 90 consecutive days is eligible for Chapter 1607.
National Guard members are also eligible if their active duty is under section 502(f), title 32 U. S. C. and they serve for 90 consecutive days when authorized by the President or Secretary of Defense for a national emergency and is supported by federal funds.
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Spouses and children of veterans who died, or are permanently and totally 100% disabled as a result of a service-connected disability.
Also, spouses and children of veterans who died from any cause while rated permanently and totally 100% disabled from service-connected disability.
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Must have served at least 90 aggregate days on Active Duty after September 10, 2001.
May be able to transfer benefits to eligible dependents