A member of a Reserve component who serves on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 under title 10 United States Code for contingency operation and who serves at least 90 consecutive days or more is eligible for Chapter 1607.
National Guard Members
National Guard members also are eligible if their active duty is under section 502 (f), title 32 USC. 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. Individuals are eligible as soon as they reach the 90 day point whether or not they are currently on active duty. DoD will fully identify contingency operations that qualify for benefits under chapter 1607.
Disabled members who are injured or have an illness or disease incurred or aggravated in the line of duty and are released from active duty before completing 90 consecutive days are also eligible.
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